HTC Desire EYE and HTC RE camera will be launched by AT&T this holiday season

HTC Desire EYE and HTC RE camera will be launched by AT&T this holiday season
Yesterday, when HTC unveiled the Desire EYE, we told you that the smartphone would be launched in the US, though we didn’t have specific details on this. Now, AT&T announced that it would exclusively offer the new Desire “this holiday season” - so you won’t be able to buy the handset via other carriers. AT&T will also sell the HTC RE camera.

The HTC Desire EYE is the world’s first smartphone to offer two 13 MP cameras: one on the back, and one on the front (for “amazing selfies”). The cameras have 88-degree wide-angle lenses, and dual LED flashes. That aside, the Desire EYE offers features that make it similar to HTC’s One (M8) flagship - though we have to mention that the Desire is made out of plastic, not metal. The new smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, BoomSound speakers, a quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, and a 2400 mAh battery. Unlike the One (M8), the Desire EYE is IPX7-certified, thus being water-resistant.

As for the HTC RE, this is a water-resistant standalone camera that could be seen as a GoPro competitor. The RE has a 16 MP, 1/2.3” CMOS sensor with a 146-degree wide-angle lens, and can be connected to Android handsets, as well as iPhones.

AT&T didn’t say how much the Desire EYE and HTC RE would cost. However, we heard that the new Desire would be as expensive as the HTC One (M8) - at least in France. To find out more about HTC’s latest devices, check out our Desire EYE hands-on, and our HTC RE camera hands-on.


source: AT&T

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Desire EYE
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2400 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

I literally TIPPED PHONEARENA this was going to happen yesterday BEFORE THE EVENT STARTED, BUT NOO, THEY DONT LISTEN TO ME

2. wrm2013

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I'm so f#/$ ING sick of these exclusives. if att aka death star locks the blackberry classic I'm going to flip

3. Antman11

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

I dont give a F*&^ about this phone when will at&t put out the blackberry passport

4. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

why no black/gray one ? :(

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I might get it bc it's actually a good phone with a good camera from HTC. Beside, it's water resistance is a huge plus. but that battery size....

6. youlookfoolish

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

HTC didn't learn their lesson about AT&T exclusive from the Facebook phone. Too bad.

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

why can't they stop these DAMN EXCLUSIVES? If the company wants too exceed sales PUT IT ON EVERY SINGLE CARRIER DAMN IT. first ZV3 on Verizon and now this shyt.

8. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

you won't be able to understand the game. unless you work in the industry. aggrements of exclusives are the best weapon for monopoly. careeriers wants your money and lock you with contract.

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