Are these the devices that HTC will introduce today?

Are these the devices that HTC will introduce today?
According to a leak out of Portugal, here is what HTC will announce later today at its "Double Exposure" event. The HTC Desire Double Eye features a 13MP "selfie" camera in front, and a 13MP camera in back. The phone is equipped with a 5 inch screen and a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 is under the hood. There is 2GB of RAM, with 16GB of native storage. The Desire Double Eye will ship in four colors, White, Black, Blue and Red, with a plastic body.

It seems that some of the originally rumored specs for the HTC One (M8) max have changed. While originally we heard that HTC would use a QHD glass, the latest rumor has the phone equipped with a 5.3 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution. That would indicate a slightly lower pixel density than the 441ppi found on the HTC One (M8). A quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU would drive the phablet, and we should see either 3GB or 2GB of RAM on board. A 13MP Duo camera could adorn the back of the handset.

Lastly, HTC will introduce the Recamera. This camera offers a wide angle 16MP sensor, Bluetooth connectivity, and water resistance up to 3 meters in depth (9.84 feet). It looks like the HTC Nexus 9 will not be part of today's event. Most likely, we will have to wait for an event put together by Google for that Android L slate to be unveiled.

Keep your eyes here all day Wednesday as we cover the HTC "Double Exposure" event.

Thanks for the tip!

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Related phones

One (M8) max
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 18 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

A front mounted flash is going to be very tricky to use unless HTC has some serious photography chops. A side mounted flash for bounce might have been a better idea. I'm thinking HTC needs to get on Sony's 6-month update train for their mainline phones. A refresh of the One M8 would be great right about now.

2. Rager722 unregistered

Yes! I'm ready!

3. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

The max might be my third choice. more like this or the nexus 6. I was going for the sony Z3 but since i've been reading that they will only offer the black one which i don't like the black color option. I prefer white or copper/gold instead.

4. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Similar to what Samsung is doing? Releasing a flagship in H1 and then another in H2. This is definitely a better strategy and looking forward to something good (finally) from HTC.

5. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Please HTC squeeze that 5.3 inch screen in the m8 body, also thank you sooooo much for not using the QHD screen rubbish.

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Can't tell if you are serious but this is suck T C we are talking about here. The Max 2 will probably be still bigger, heavier, and thicker than the Note 4 with a 5.3 in 1080p screen instead of a 5.7 QHD screen. And QHD is awesome, not rubbish.

8. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

QHD needs more processing, larger files and for any real benefit over 1080p to have your nose pushed up against the screen or watch it with a magnifying glass. It's debatable how much use it is on a regular sized TV, it's a resource-hogging gimmick on a phone. But you know, specs rule and all that...

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The GS5 LTE A and Galaxy a Note 4 run just fine compared to their 1080p siblings and the screens apparently look a lot better too. You have to use the extra power somehow. I'd rather manufacturers give me an SD 805 and QHD screen for $699 rather than they give me an SD801 with 1080p screen for $699. Might not be a huge difference, but it's still a difference. Plus I don't condone companies charging us state of the art prices without providing us state of the art technology. No matter how little of a difference the latest tech makes.

10. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I just think there's a point where adding spec for the sake of it becomes redundant - what is "enough" screen resolution? If you put a 4xHD film on your phone it's going to take up half the storage on there, if you put a 720p or 1080p film on there you're just not making the most of the resolution. In all the benchmarks recently the "low" spec iPhone beats pretty much all the Android devices with muuch higher spec - I'd rather all these companies work on giving people the best possible performance for our money rather than the biggest numbers on paper. It's like I've said before - I liked the look of the Galaxy Alpha, I picked it up in the shop, the screen lagged and I put it back down. I no longer cared what might be inside the thing.

12. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Some people are insecure and need numbers to justify their purchase, instead of relying on their judgment that they bought a good device. QHD is absolutely unnecessary on screens this small, and it leads to poorer performance and battery life. One of the worst smartphone screens I have had in the last year belonged to the G3 (The Moto X 2014 is a close second).

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Nothing about insecurity. It makes a big difference according to just about everyone that has used both the GS5 LTE and the Note 4. It sounds like you are insecure that your fave company has a crappy looking low res screen. Imagine if the 6 plus used that lowly 750p res on the iPhone 6 probably looked absolutely disgusting and Apple was forced to introduce fragmentation because 750p just wasn't enough for 5.5 inches. QHD is awesome, I see it first hand. Just because Oppo and LG dropped the ball with crap screens it doesn't mean it's unecessary. You can't write off the value of a QHD to suit your biases based on two use cases. People said the same about 1080p screens being unecessary and they were as wrong as wrong can be.

14. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If you want the best possible performance demand more, don't give companies like Apple a total cop out. 750p on on a device is just not acceptable on a $749 dollar device. I would agree with you if it was $500, give me performance first. However, since I am paying for the most exoensive phone ever, I want the performance AND the unnecessary screen to some and the huge battery. The Exynos Alpha doesn't lag whatsoever once you turn off my magazine. Besides, it's not the best example you should use since it has a 720p screen....if it lags on 720p, then might as well make it 1080p..... Like Sony said, don't settle for good, demand great.

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

There is nothing stopping a company from giving us QHD screens and low spec performance. It'll just come out of their pockets and blood and sweat, not the consumers. I think it's about time we demand more as a consumer, which is why I have always respected Samsung. They give us the best hardware and most features for our money while Apple and suck T C gives us low specs for high specs money and hide behind the fact that they are lowering the specs not for profit but for performance. Which is a load of crap. But they get away with it because of ifans and people like you. They lower the specs for profit and profit only.

19. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Apple haven't gotten more money out of me BECAUSE I didn't care about more resolution - I have an iPad 2, it's great and the screen looks great, the iPad 3 came out with "Retina", I compared side by side with a friend at normal viewing distance and neither of us felt there was much in it, certainly not anything that would make me go out and buy a new device because of it. That's why I don't care about QHD on my phone. It's another sales gimmick that causes more impact on performance than benefit to it, I hope they don't bring out a "3D" phone because I'm sure you'd be first in the queue to buy one... Another gimmick that comes and goes every 10 years or so. My 1080p 50" TV is fine too, I see no reason to upgrade that either, I've calibrated it and it is pretty near perfection, it's LG, not Apple and I won't upgrade it until I need to either. I don't watch it from 12" away just like I don't press my nose up against my phone screen.

20. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

HTC EVO 3d came out years 3d has been done by several companies, LG and HTC being the first two that come to mind.

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

No wonder you don't care about QHD. You are blind as a bat. The ipad 3 vs ipad 2 difference was HUGE! Anyways, I can tell the difference and QHD is welcome even if there are trade offs. I however don't see these big trade offs.

21. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Your hate for HTC is blinding you, stop exagerating and don't even put HTC and Apple in the same sentence regarding specs, at least HTC used 2GB of RAM and a 1080p screen on their flagship device. The only part where i agree with you is the low specs of the camera but nothing else. And S805 on 1080p will have much better peformance than S805 on QHD, QHD is only justifiable right now for Samsung due to AMOLED's nature, QHD LCDs are still not ready for prime time IMO.

7. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

It is a great strategy for htc to make the m8 max specs similar to its sibling

13. surethom

Posts: 1714; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Why is virtually no tech site is telling us the time of the HTC events?? The Event is in NewYork at 4pm, 9pm GMT & 10pm BST.

17. dthomas97

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

It's funny how when the iPhone 6 launched it was headlines had a timer and everything but when the galaxy note 4 and now new HTC devices are being launched it doesn't mean anything hmmm I think you guys should change your name to IPhoneArena

18. Sale247

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2014

Yes I agrre with Heatfan316,a 1080 screen with 805 snapdragon chip must give great results... The event is at 10pm Europe time,that is 4pm New York time.

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