HTC Desire 8 leaks as 5.5-inch mid-range handset

Just days after HTC stated it needed to put more effort into lower-end devices a new mid-range handset has leaked under the moniker of the HTC Desire 8.

Expected to be a more affordable sibling to the HTC One and inbound HTC One 2, the newly surfaced HTC Desire 8 leaks have claimed that the mid-range handset will sport a 5.5-inch display, although screen quality and resolution levels are still unclear.

Caught on camera, details of the handset’s upcoming specs sheet have appeared alongside a rather official looking HTC Desire 8 picture.

Seemingly set to be a svelte, plastic bodied handset, the HTC Desire 8 will reportedly host stereo speakers either end of the expansive, phablet-esque display.

According to the leaks, the handset will also benefit from a strong camera collection with a 13-megapixel primary rear-mounted camera tipped to line up alongside a 5-megapixel forward-mounted snapper.

Although the phone has been shown off with a standard white finish , it has been claimed that, like the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Desire 8 will launch in a range of hues, with orange, cyan, yellow and red offerings all expected to make an appearance.

Having surfaced via Chinese site MyDrivers, it has been suggested that the HTC Desire 8 will be officially unveiled on March 18. With the HTC One 2 also expected to launch in mid-March, this teased date could well have bigger announcements in store.

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