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Photos of HTC Desire EYE leak, confirm 13MP selfie camera

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Photos of HTC Desire EYE leak, confirm 13MP selfie camera
A pair of tweets from Russia includes what appears to be leaked photos of the HTC Desire EYE. As we told you the other day, HTC plans on equipping this handset with a 13MP front-facing camera. If you look closely at the front of the handset by the lens, you can see where it says "13MP Wide Angle". While we have seen a 13MP front-facing camera before on the Oppo N1, that was actually a swiveling camera.

HTC is holding its "Double Exposure" event on Wednesday, and while we are expecting a action camera to be announced by the manufacturer, the unveiling of a selfie phone has been long rumored. The initial rumor pointed to an HTC One (M8) with a 13MP Duo camera (and the same wide angle 5MP snapper that currently adorns HTC's flagship model), but that rumor was apparently false.

The HTC Desire EYE should be available in red and blue. There is speculation that it will come to market IPX7 certified, to withstand a submersion in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes. With HTC making this phone resistant to water, there might not be a dry EYE in the house.

Blue and red versions of the HTC Desire EYE

Blue and red versions of the HTC Desire EYE


source: @HTCFamily.ru via Engadget

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posted on 05 Oct 2014, 01:30 4

1. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


It looks like an iris scanner and a cyclops

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:32

20. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


and I bet this cost like the One M8 price or maybe higher.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 04:23 24

29. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Looks like iPhone upside down to me

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 06:52 5

34. GeorgeAF (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


LOL so true. I literally just turned my phone upside down a d you are right on the money

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 21:10

51. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Yet it still looks better than the iBend 6, which uses poor, low-quality material to comprise the phone; as a result, it bends and has a poor SAR output level in comparison with the competition; which is bad for your health.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 06:47 2

33. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Regardless of what individuals think of this phone it will sell some units. I hope HTC makes a Windows version as well much like M8, diversify.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 01:36 19

2. iamoa (unregistered)


Rear Camera: 4mp
Front Camera: 13mp
Nice Joke HTC!

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 01:51 7

9. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


you can't read dude? the back has 2 13mp cameras and the front has 13 mp camera where did you bring the 4mp from?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:07 2

15. hurrycanger (Posts: 1562; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Well... and where the heII did you read that the back has two 13mp cameras? I have a concern because I didn't see it in this article. Either you pulled that from some other article, or you can't read.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:16

17. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


i did read it on another site.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:53 3

22. hurrycanger (Posts: 1562; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Well, that explains. XD

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 04:08 1

28. iamoa (unregistered)


i surely can read whats written in this article but obviously, i can't read whats in your mind which you read on other site(s).

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 12:50

47. hurrycanger (Posts: 1562; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


+1
And he obviously didn't get how your joke came to place.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 01:36 1

3. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Looks photoshopped. Where's the earpiece?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:04 2

14. Wiencon (Posts: 1870; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Well, it's a selfie phone so camera and FB is enough for those people :P

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:11 2

16. hurrycanger (Posts: 1562; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


You forgot the "phone" in "selfie phone". ;)

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:38

21. laci222 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


There is a thin line between the camera and the display and that is the earpiece. On other pictures you can see it.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 03:32 2

26. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 150; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Earpiece located at the bottom of the phone. You have to rotate the phone once answeing a call.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 10:12

43. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


and before you know it the massive camera becomes a fingerprint reader and the handset quickly transforms into an iphone.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 15:24

50. hurrycanger (Posts: 1562; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


This. Is. Amaaaazing!

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 01:38

4. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Will HTC consider this as a flagship or what ?!

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 01:39 1

5. nohatenofanboy (banned) (Posts: 515; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


another fail from htc

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 01:43 3

6. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


i'd prefer the boomsound speakers to the camera

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 03:50 1

27. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


f nooo!!!! i want speakers on my phone, ill jus get one of the lil bluetooth ones n have WAAYYY better sound.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 01:46 2

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2275; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Wahhhh?? HTC please reduce the bezel

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 01:51

8. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


No Boom Speakers, No Thanks.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 01:56

10. syamjith (Posts: 10; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Is it a midrange?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:01 2

11. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


That's one ugly phone. Huge, no, massive bezels everywhere, and that red/blue band makes it look like it's fitted with some case already.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:02 2

12. hurrycanger (Posts: 1562; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Beautiful! We had uneven top and bottom bezels on previous HTC phones. Now we can have those beautiful uneven freaking bezels on the sides, too.
I'm doubting this so-called "leak".

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:03

13. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


HTC innovates once again.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:20 1

18. Jermainesmit (Posts: 42; Member since: 01 May 2014)


Well that looks pretty bad...

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 02:30 3

19. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Dem Godzilla bezels!

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 03:12

23. jeffsiphone (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Write an article on BelayCords – Reversible USB Charging Cords!!
I want my gold and black long cords but they need to get to the funding goals for them! ughhhhhhhhhhhhh

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 03:15

24. WallStreetWolf (Posts: 289; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


I get they are responding to the continuous trend of vanity, but this is overkill to me. I know some people will buy it and enjoy it, but it just makes me shake my head at those people.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 03:24

25. khul00 (Posts: 24; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


Ok HTC why does this model also have that giant htc bezel, if this one doesn't have stereo speakers.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 04:33

30. Toru007 (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


where is dual BOOM BOOM sound speaker ???

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 05:15

31. TheosoftWebDesignCochin (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


Well that looks appealing shocking... HTC invents once more.
Front Camera is 13mp better than Rear Camera 4mp ;) theosoft.in

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 06:30

32. aipom (Posts: 38; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


I need this! *-*
Come to Brazil HTC!

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 06:56

35. GeorgeAF (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)


Yall are haters. The amount of energy yall invest in just trolling is unbelievable. Clear not all phones will be tailor made for you. Thats a phone clearly meant for selfie loving individuals. You not gonna buy it, shut the hell up.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 07:24

36. kassi (Posts: 109; Member since: 25 May 2013)


I cant see the smartphone here, this is basically a bezel that can take selfies .

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 07:42

37. islamdaghestani (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Aug 2014)


soo... there is not going to be an htc one m8 eye

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 07:55

38. linkhatchet (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Fuk a 13mp front camera? The 5mp front facing camera on my HTC One M8 is plenty good enough for being a front facing camera, how about put more of the money an resources on the main back camera?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 08:19

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Looks cool, flash on the front is a good idea. Kudos HTC.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 08:51

40. CreeDiddy (Posts: 732; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


This makes sense. I can't understand why companies don't match the front camera lense with the rear camera lense? I'm glad that HTC will push manufacturers to adopt high quality front and rear facers.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 09:06

41. promise7 (Posts: 877; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


It's not actually going to "13MP Wide Angle" on the front permanently is it?

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 09:42

42. Tuxedo (Posts: 346; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Where is the subwoofer???!!!

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:05

44. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


This will steal the show if it has sd805. And all you haters would be willing to buy this. LoL

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:17

45. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


The ZTE Nubia X6 has a 13 Megapixel, F/2.2 front camera.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 11:31 1

46. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Don't understand the obsession with bezels. If it's comfortable to use who gives a f*ck

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:31

48. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Good idea for the LED flash and all, but its a bit of an overkill. 13MP on the front? They should focus on the software side, like Samsung with their selfie panorama. I'd take a 3.7MP FFC with that feature over a 13MP wide angle lens any day.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 14:52

49. rsiders (Posts: 913; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Do we really need to take that many pictures of ourselves? 5mp should suffice for any selfie but I do appreciate the flash on the front. Pretty cool.

posted on 05 Oct 2014, 21:46

52. FerneyZan (Posts: 97; Member since: 21 Jul 2010)


Not sure about anything higher than a 3 or 5 MP front facing camera. but I do agree, is better to take pictures with a flash, and at least this phone looks a bit different than what HTC is been putting out. So kudos for bringing something a bit new to the market. :)

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