With all of the focus on the 2014 flagships from HTC and Samsung, it’s about time we start thinking about the mid-range. In a recent interview, HTC officials said that they would be focusing on the low and mid-range markets, as this share is growing quite rapidly across the world. Thanks to a leak, we could have our first real look at the mid-range road HTC looks to go down in 2014, and from what we can see, it’s a very sexy road.
Pictured above is the Desire 8, the first non-flagship device from HTC that reportedly features a 5.5″ display. The phone is also said to feature a 13MP rear-facing shooter, a 5MP front-facing camera, dual-SIM slots, and come in a variety of colors. As you can see, it appears that there are no capacitive buttons, which means HTC could be moving to on-screen buttons across its entire device lineup this year. With that said, we can clearly see the big black “HTC” bar on the bottom, which could solidify the design language we saw on the leaked photo of the M8 yesterday. On the other hand, the device could have capacitive buttons and they just aren’t lit up.
Given the dual-SIM feature and other rumors posted around the web, it doesn’t appear that this device will hit the US as we see it in this leak. For Americans, we will probably have to wait for different variant of this device if we hope to see it on our carriers.
For a “mid-range” device, we think it looks pretty hot. You thoughts?