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HTC Desire 8 reveals itself in leaked press photos

Even though HTC hopes its next HTC One flagship handset will turn itsĀ fortunes around, the company admitted that it needs to focus more on mid-range devices. HTC needs a nice sales boost, and re-focusing on lower-priced devices could do just that. And so, enter the HTC Desire 8.

HTC released images of the device via Weibo, a Chinese social network site. While the images above and below show off the Desire 8, famed leaker of all things technology @evleaks revealed the alleged specifications of the device.

We are looking at a device powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, which is backed up by 1.5GB of RAM. The screen is of a 5.5-inch 720p SuperLCD2 variety, with a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. While the Desire 8 has 8GB of internal storage, users can expand the memory via a MicroSD slot.

In addition, the handset will allegedly feature Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6 and BoomSound, which we very much liked on the HTC One. The Desire 8 will also launch in five colors: black, white, red, yellow, and purple.

If these specs are legitimate, we are looking at a handset that is a step above current mid-range smartphones, such as the $400 unlocked Moto X. If HTC can keep the price around that price, it could have a winner.

With press photos already surfacing, it’s only a matter of time until HTC officially unveils the Desire 8.