HTC Desire EYE price revealed: it costs as much as the One (M8)

HTC Desire EYE price revealed: it costs as much as the One (M8)
HTC today announced the Desire EYE, alongside the HTC Re standalone camera (quite an odd camera, we must say), but didn’t reveal how much the two new devices would cost. However, it looks like French website Nowhere Else knows how much the Desire EYE will cost.

According to the website, the new handset should be available in France before the end of this month for €529. Since that’s also the price of the HTC One (M8) in France, it’s probably safe to assume that the Desire EYE will cost about as much as the One (M8) in all markets - including in the US, where it should be launched soon.

The Desire EYE is an unusual smartphone, because it has a 13 MP rear camera, as well as a 13 MP front-facing camera, each with its own dual LED flash set-up. Thanks to these cameras, the EYE should be very good at taking both regular photos, and selfies. 

Running Android KitKat with Sense 6 UI, the Desire EYE also features a 5.2-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, BoomSound speakers, a quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable internal memory. The handset weighs 154 grams, measures 151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm, and comes with a 2400 mAh battery. You can find out more about the new smartphone by checking out our HTC Desire EYE hands-on.

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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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26 Comments

1. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

NOPE!!!!

11. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

HTC really really doesn't learn from its mistakes. HTC don't know how to price their phones. GOOD LUCK htc, you're going down, down, down. Well i am really really hoping that the Nexus 9 is priced properly (of course with google's blessing) Because i am having that one. But not this.

29. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Except "Desire" name this phone has all the flagship specs and offers better camera than M8. Then how can you give it cheap?

14. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

HTC do good pretty good, keep it up.

27. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

It's HTC lol.

2. proto

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

well... best selfie phone for sure.. but i don't think people will buy it bcs of that .

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

where is the speaker grills for boom sound?

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They're between the bezels of the glass and plastic. Zoom in and you can see them

20. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i see it so thin like its not there nice.

7. paul.k

Posts: 296; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

They are in the thin black stripes between the white top and bottom bezels and the black display panel. You can see them in the pics and some of the close-up renders, if you look for them there. Ah, ninja'd by Berzerk

26. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

welcome paul.k... looking forward to read more of your articles and insights

4. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

I have become the master of using the back camera with a self timer for quite some time now haha. I always wondered though when a phone would finally come with a front flash, & here it is.

5. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

AAAAANNNND DOWN GOES FRAISER!!!! I knew that second camera had something attached to it.

10. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

As soon as I heard the specs, I thought they must be wrong, as it would be too expensive to be in the Desire range...looks like HTC has somehow forgot the Desire name is supposed to be for their more wallet friendly phones. Cool design though, hope this kind of Boomsound speaker placement becomes a staple.

21. guidoconrad

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I think it's kinda wallet friendly considering the specs. You get 2 better cameras than the M8 for the very same price

12. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

would have been a hit if it was 4.7in screen. too bad though.

13. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Good job HTC. Welcome back you are on the rite track, now shrink the bezel and simplier repair. You are winning my love back.

15. beachedwhale

Posts: 22; Member since: May 30, 2014

Yes they definitely need to get rid of the "htc" logo on the front and move to the back like moto and apple plus get rid of that back bar it's worse than the iPhone 6 and it has onscreen homebbuttons!

16. steelew

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Does it come in colors other than fugly?

17. Chuck007

Posts: 1411; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Dunno why but I am absolutely love it. Would it be weird for a non-selfie taker to purchase something like this?

18. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 152; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

People say sony shouldn't have 2 flagships in a year and here we have three from htc -_-

19. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

it's different kind just like galaxy S and note not the same z series from sony

22. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I think a lot will come to realize that the position of the front camera is a really bad choice. it's exactly where you position your ear to hear; meaning sweat and smudges are going to block the camera and you will have to clean the lens after every call. My God, what were they thinking!

23. DistilledWonder

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

I'm too busy taking selfies to answer calls

30. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Earlier front Camera was used for Video chat. For a budget data plan or the weakest networks, to have a video chat the resolution of the Camera should be very less. Now the purpose of the front Cam has been changed because of the budget friendly Chinese OEMs

31. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

i think it worth it this phone have 2 great camera and uni body not a crap body like samsung

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