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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