AT&T-bound HTC 'Eye' tipped to be the ultimate selfie phone, coming in Q4


Like it or not, when leakster-extraordinaire evleaks speaks, the industry listens. That's what an impeccable track record in a field filled with unknowns does for you.

Well, evleaks has spoken, and the latest intel he provides is actually rather intriguing. According to the tipster, HTC is in the process of developing a new handset, codenamed 'Eye', which is set for release during Q4 this year, and will appear on at least one major US carrier -- AT&T. The name is apparently no coincidence, by the way, as the manufacturer is said to be looking to position it among the very best 'selfie' smartphones on the market. No joke, that's a thing now, or, rather, it may very soon be. As to what exactly constitutes an industry-leading selfie phone, we'd have to wait and see. That said, we suppose a rather large sensor, along with of selfie-centric feature set on the software side, are to be expected.

Now, a Q4 release is still a fair way off, so it's not surprising that this is all the information we have so far. Inevitably, though, if such a device makes it beyond the drawing board, we will likely be hearing more about it in due time. In the mean time, feel free to check out company's new, plastic flagship, the One E8, while getting up to speed on all things HTC.

source: evleaks

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21 Comments

1. FingerMyApple unregistered

Make sure the features won't hurt your eyes like most qhd phone did :)

2. CheckThisOut2k

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

2600mAh battery, no thanks.

3. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

wtf HTC... this is equivalent to when they made the Evo 3D and ruined the Evo brand. big mistake here...smh

4. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Didn't hurt my eyes at all.

5. Crossblade

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 21, 2005

I doubt it will beat the Huawei P7's 8MP ff cam

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1870; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Isn't it Oppo that makes the camera that swivels from front to back? And isn't it 13MP? That's the way to do it, although I'm sure it adds height to the device, that wouldn't be there if the device had a dedicated front and rear facing cameras.

7. j.khan95

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

We alreaady have 5 or 8mp cameras on almost all chinese phones from last 1.5 years,

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

First a Facebook phone, now a selfie phone.. Smh.. Trash

9. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

and HTC wonders why people avoid them.

17. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

I would add cha cha and evo 3d to this list also. I think HTC should first address its rear camera which has raised so many complaints! Having a better ff camera than m8's is really not necessary. Even most of m8 reviews have totally ignored its superior ff camera

10. Reeyawn

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

just as useless as the facebook phone

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Th e Chinese phones with 8MP front cameras are the best selfie phones and they are old...

12. karkavelas

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

First of all, just because you don't make selfies doesn't mean that other people don't care about that. If you see on Facebook everybody puts selfies. Second more megapixel doesn't mean better and you know that all ready from random camera test results. Third I don't thing that companies who put more megapixel in front didn't make a research before. Forth it's the only sector to a smartphone that the big companies like "Samsung and Apple" don't care about so the other "small" companies who want to show their selfs invest on that so they can put it after to their marketing campaign and hit them with this plus+ that they have. P.S. sorry for my English :)

13. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

let the era of Duck faces begin......

14. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Are the HTC fans gonna say now that HTC is making too many phones? Or is that still only a Samsung problem?

15. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

To be fair, it's more like a 4:1 Samsung /HTC, ss far as variants go. Second it seems as though HTC is catering to individual carriers. First the Harmon Kardon for Sprint and now this for AT&T.

16. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Also though, If Samsung has 4x as many user, they would need many different devices since one device does not fit all.

18. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

That's poor logic.

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Most Samsung phones don't even get released here and they are only covered because they are Samsung.

20. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Just hope they don't call it the HTC One Eye.

21. ShaPeShifter

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

most probably will be like oppo N1 and the one from Gionee

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