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

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

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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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