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

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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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posted on 05 Jun 2014, 09:17 1

1. FingerMyApple (unregistered)

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

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 09:23

2. CheckThisOut2k (Posts: 48; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)

2600mAh battery, no thanks.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 09:23 2

3. HTCOE (Posts: 635; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 09:24

4. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2101; Member since: 29 May 2014)

Didn't hurt my eyes at all.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 09:28

5. Crossblade (Posts: 215; Member since: 21 Apr 2005)

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

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 09:36 2

6. tokuzumi (Posts: 1211; Member since: 27 Aug 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.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 09:58 2

7. j.khan95 (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

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

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 10:16 3

8. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

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

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:06 6

9. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

and HTC wonders why people avoid them.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 14:24

17. amro99 (Posts: 109; Member since: 29 Nov 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

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:12

10. Reeyawn (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)

just as useless as the facebook phone

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:15

11. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

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

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:28 2

12. karkavelas (Posts: 70; Member since: 25 Oct 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 :)

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 12:32

13. jibraihimi (Posts: 770; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 12:55

14. galanoth (Posts: 426; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 13:09 1

15. 7Superman9 (Posts: 86; Member since: 17 Sep 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.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 13:33

16. galanoth (Posts: 426; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 14:46

18. 7Superman9 (Posts: 86; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

That's poor logic.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 19:09

19. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 11:59

20. baldilocks (Posts: 831; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 17:13

21. ShaPeShifter (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

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

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