HTC teases a Desire smartphone for CES 2015

by: Robert TriggsDecember 30, 2014

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CES 2015 is shaping up to be an interesting event, with ASUS, LG, and Sony all teasing devices for a January unveiling. HTC is now also confirmed to be making an appearance at the show, where it will be launching the latest smartphone in its Desire range, according to a teaser poster listed on the company’s Weibo account.

HTC Desire CES teaser

HTC will be holding its launch event between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on the 5th of January (local US time), but the poster gives little else away. It is unclear if the new Desire smartphone will feature specifications rumored for HTC’s anticipated Hima flagship. @Upleaks speculates that the handset, nicknamed the HTC A52, will be marketed as a “selfie phone” and will come with a 13 megapixel front facing camera in a 16GB model and a 4 Ultrapixel front camera will be available with a 32GB of memory variant. This matches the camera specifications recently rumored regarding the Hima.

A dual SIM option is also rumored for selected regions, but availability could be strictly limited to the Asian market, as the Chinese teaser poster heavily implies. Then again, HTC may have something different planned altogether.

Be sure to tune in on the 5th, or early in the morning on the 6th in Europe, when we will be covering HTC’s CES announcement.

Fancy joining in on the speculation?


    2015 will be the year of 64bit processors and related stuff.

  • MasterMuffin

    Only care about the M9. Could finally be HTC’s time to shine again (though I doubt)

  • Gabriel Belmonte

    M9? probably ….
    But I am waiting for a cheaper version (E9) with same spec of M9 ….

    • Marty

      The E8 is a sweet device. But too bad it doesn’t support USA LTE. I would have seriously considered buying one when I bought my M8. I’m not much for plastic bodied devices, but the E8 is done right.

      • Gideon Waxfarb

        Yeah, if they make the M9 aluminum again, they’re going to have to skimp somewhere to keep the price down, so I wish they’d release a plastic ‘E9’ with whatever that was left out of the M9 in tact. I could also do without the boomsound speakers making the phone longer than it needs to be. As long as I can hear it from another room when it chirps, I’m good.