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Leaked specs paint fuller picture for HTC Desire 8

The HTC "A5" smartphone figures to offer consumers a solid mid-range Android experience.

HTC's Desire 8 is big but not necessarily powerful.

The HTC Desire 8 should provide a large, albeit mid-range, Android experience when it makes its debut.

According to a fresh set of leaked specs out of evleaks, the handset should include a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.5GB RAM. The display size is tipped to be a bordering-on-phablet 5.5-inches with a 720p resolution that should put the image quality around 267 pixels per inch.

Additional specifications for the Desire 8 include 8GB internal storage with microSD expansion, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.

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As for a custom HTC experience, the phone is alleged to bring BoomSound audio and Sense 6.0 UI. With that in mind, I'd also assume Android 4.4 KitKat will run the show. Dovetailing with previous rumors, the Desire 8 is expected in a variety of color options: black, white, red, yellow, and purple.

There's plenty of unknowns surrounding the device, including availability. HTC is supposed to skip Mobile World Congress in favor of its own event on March 25. Still, since there will be plenty of other smartphone news next week at Mobile World Congress, CNET will be on the ground to bring firsthand coverage and early impressions of all things mobile.