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Rumor hints at HTC M8 Eye Android smartphone with 13MP Duo Camera

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Rumor hints at HTC M8 Eye Android smartphone with 13MP Duo Camera
During the summer, there were various rumors about an HTC "selfie" phone called the HTC Eye. On Friday, Android developer @LlabTooFeR tweeted about an upcoming phone called the HTC M8 Eye. The device is rumored to be a revamped version of the HTC One (M8), replacing the 4MP Duo Camera on back of the phone with a 13MP Duo Camera. The front-facing camera would remain at 5MP, qualifying it to be a "selfie" camera.

The new model won't lose the depth altering features and the Lytro-style post production change in focus that you get with the HTC One (M8). But what the "Eye" will do is give the rear camera a higher MP sensor. HTC had hoped to sell the public on the idea that its ultrapixels would allow more light into the camera which would equal better pictures. However, this controversial issue might have held back sales of the HTC One (M8), a phone that just might be the best Android smartphone out there, otherwise.

Android 4.4.4 will be pre-installed on the M8 Eye, with Sense 6 running on top of it. There has been some talk about the M8 Eye replacing the 5 inch screen on the HTC One (M8) with a slightly larger 5.2 inch glass. The rest of the specs are supposed to be the same including a 1080 x 1920 resolution, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage, a 128GB capacity microSD slot and a 2600mAh battery.

For those out there who have held themselves back from buying the HTC One (M8) because of the camera, you soon might not have that excuse any more. The HTC M8 Eye is expected to launch before the end of October.

source: @LlabTooFeR via Phandroid

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posted on 26 Sep 2014, 23:47 8

1. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)

Hello beautiful. Can't wait to stuff you in my pocket.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 07:06 1

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

13 + 13 mp = 26MP Go HTC !!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 08:00 4

17. CyberFalcon (Posts: 223; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)

I don't think the depth sensor camera would also be a 13 mp one...
What s the point in having a 13 mp camera only sensing the depth of the object

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 20:00 1

27. hurrycanger (Posts: 1566; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Exactly, lol.

posted on 26 Sep 2014, 23:51 5

2. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

I hope they keep the dimensions of the standard M8 with a 5.2" screen. I love my m8 but the bottom bezel is abit too big. The camera I love it, just put the sharpness and exposure to -1 and its a beast. I get a lot of compliment about it.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 00:14 7

3. Phonedingo (Posts: 392; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)

Should up the battery capacity, ram and trim down the bezel.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 00:14 9

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

Good. Only thing holding me back was camera.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 00:26 7

5. almostdone (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

I hope HTC doesn't release a bad example of a 13MP camera and is up there with the best flagships. It's not just about megapixel count but also good optics.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 05:45 1

14. UglyFrank (Posts: 1685; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

*Incoming small omnivision sensor*

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 04:24

31. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)

wow , you know everything .

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 00:31 4

6. mr2009 (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)

i think its already out in asia and its called HTC Butterfly 2...

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 00:44

7. PhoneBuff (Posts: 12; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


posted on 27 Sep 2014, 00:46 4

8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

Let us hope with a name like "Eye" that this new camera/sensor is similar to the OIS 13MP unit LG uses in the G3, i.e. something high quality.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 00:47 3

9. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

Oh please do it HTC. But please also make it a better sensor/optics than the E8.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 01:41 1

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

I hope htc doesn't betray themselves, they put a crap 13mp camera on the E8 to prove their ultragimmickpixel point.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 02:52 1

12. cGmC11 (Posts: 142; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)

Take that...another late night rumor from @evleaks


posted on 27 Sep 2014, 03:43 2

13. umar456 (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Aug 2014)

I love htc design

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 06:37

15. daveydog (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)

Not coming to u.s. Though right?

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 09:25

18. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2278; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

HTC leave the camera department alone, focus on reducing bezels , then its a perfect device, imo

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 09:27 1

19. geordie8t1 (unregistered)

the only reason i did not buy the m8 is because of the dodgy camera,
I would like to see a new m8 with the new sony camera sensor, 5.5" screen in same body as now, upgraded processor to 2.8Ghz. and some waterproofing.

lovely phone but was hampered again by the camera and marketing.

sort it out htc and i might return, the last awesome htc i had was the htc desire.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 09:29

20. na7noo7 (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)

What the M8 should of have been. All we need now is a 2.5GHz processor found on the M8x and less bezels.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 11:01

21. cncrim (Posts: 843; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

HTC nails it all except
1 camera
2 stupid large chin bezel
3 repair ability (imaging screen crack or battery die. Alluja it is a bitch to replace.)

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 12:46

22. TheHossein (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)

The HTC One M8 Is one of the best product in the market , It has a beautifull design and great display and a fresh using interface , do not forget the power of course! The only thing that bothers me is the rear camera which is not a very good camera , at least when it comes next to it's competitors . But looks like this new phone is going to be better than the One M8 , but just in camera i guess ! Oh , " One More Thing ... " , I hope htc make Those bezels slimmer . And put that power bottom On the side not on top.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 13:46

23. Elfmonster (unregistered)

The thumbnail pic at the top of this page (the referral thumb from the home page) makes this phone look like a washing machine.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 14:32

24. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

Here's hoping for a better camera sensor with smaller bezels and louder speakers, Then HTC can have my money.

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 15:24

25. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

I think it's a little late...

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 15:27

26. killer7D (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)

I will be one of the first to buy that phone..

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 20:18

28. mcquade181 (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Jun 2013)

Wish they would ditch the duo camera and use a camera with optical zoom and hardware IS instead. Love my M7 (except for the camera).

posted on 27 Sep 2014, 21:35 2

29. rsiders (Posts: 940; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

The fact that HTC couldn't see the actual picture quality form the One(M7) and repeated the same thing with the One(M8) is just mind boggling. I really think HTC can set the record straight with this one. Isn't that basically what Apple did with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras? Increase the size of the pixels while having enough of those bigger pixels to grab more light?

posted on 28 Sep 2014, 01:33

30. vishalaestro (Posts: 81; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)

i expect three things to come in this new release and if they do this ,then this phone is going to be a phone with almost everything perfect.
1)go with a higher resolution sensor like the new IMX214 13mp sony sensor that is found in one plus one or the 16mp sensor that is found on note 4 with OIS as compulsory.
2)higher up the battery capacity so that it could come near to the battery performance of z3 or z3 compact.
3)reduce the size of bezels on top and bottom,the phone is not very wide but it's very lengthy for it's size.i would recommend htc to go with capacitive buttons like on htc one m7 instead of on screen buttons so that they could reduce the phone's length almost an inch lesser and have space to keep their sound drivers inside .

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