HTC Desire Eye A 13MP Selfie Camera Smartphone
HTC announces most expected HTC desire eye; a 13MP selfie camera Smartphone. It can be seen as an upgrade over HTC One as it takes 13MP camera on both front and back.
Apart from being an AT&T exclusive at launch, no pricing and availability details have yet been mentioned. As we already reported about this phone, the specs carriers almost the same.
The phone seems to be unique; a much larger than usual front-facing camera is positioned above the screen and it gets a dedicated dual-LED flash and a microphone. It's getting the same treatment as the back camera, which has a dual-LED flash and a microphone too. There's another microphone on the bottom of the device for a total of three mics used for better audio through noise cancellation.
Both cameras can record 1080p@30fps video. The one on the back has an f/2.0 aperture and a 28mm lens, while the one on the front has a wider 20mm lens but a smaller f/2.2 aperture.
It features a 5.2 inch screen with 1080p resolution, runs on Snapdragon 801 chipset, 2GB RAM and runs Android 4.4 with latest Sense software and two camera centric apps; Eye Experience and the new Zoe. The phone also boasts LTE connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, NFC and a microUSB port. It got 16GB internal storage, expandable microSD card slots upto 128GB and a 2,400 mAh battery.
HTC EYE Experience will roll out to the following models (full feature list to be confirmed at roll-out): HTC One (M7), HTC One (M8), HTC One (E8), HTC One mini, HTC One mini 2, HTC One Remix, HTC One Max, HTC Desire 612, and HTC Desire 816 in the coming months.
The new version zoe offers collaborative video editing and it integrates with RE - HTC's new action camera. Zoe is not completely done even after all this wait, the new content engine will launch later this year. HTC will release Zoe apps to the general Android population and even iOS later this year.