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HTC Desire 8 turns up in new leaked pics with two impressive cameras

HTC’s Desire 8 phablet smartphone is on the horizon complete with a couple of striking camera lenses that it hopes will catch the gaze of the mid-range smartphone market.

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Chinese news site MyDrivers reports that the smartphone will have a 5.5in display alongside a 13-megapixel back camera and an impressive 5-megapixel snapper on the front side of the device.

The leaked image also shows that the device is white in colour and uses plastic casing whilst retaining a similar appearance to the metal cased HTC One top-of-the-range smartphone.

It also shows the large sized screen of the device as well a grill at the top and bottom of the phablet’s facia. The side shows a volume button as well as a smaller button above to turn the device on and off.

When it comes to different colours, the Desire 8 will reportedly come in red, yellow, orange, blue and green as well as the white version shown above. It will first be available to the Chinese market and the article doesn’t mention anything about a release date just yet.

It’s the second time that pictures of a new HTC Desire have been leaked in the past few weeks and it certainly seems that the company is going for a vibrant colour scheme, although the previous photos don’t marry up with the latest picture.

The same source of the earlier leak also stated that the company has signed a contract with MediaTek to slot the company’s MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processors into its new line of Desire smartphones, which differs from HTC’s normal preference for using Qualcomm Snapdragon chips.

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Earlier rumours also stated that the device would have a 5in screen with a 720p resolution, 1.5GB of RAM as well as an 8-megapixel camera. This in mind the company could well release two different Desire devices and all eyes will be on the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month.