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HTC Eye expected to be a "selfie phone"

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HTC Eye expected to be a "selfie phone"

HTC has given an increased amount of attention to the front-facing cameras of its latest smartphones. The One M8, One Mini 2, One E8 and Desire 816 (pictured above) all feature 5MP cameras on the front, promising to let you take “the best selfies.” Thus, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that HTC may be readying a “selfie phone.”

According to @evleaks, AT&T is already testing this selfie phone, and it’s calling it HTC Eye. Unfortunately, there are no images of the handset, and no details on its features. But we’re thinking that HTC could use a front-facing camera with a higher megapixel count for this device. It wouldn’t be the first to do so - for example, Huawei’s Ascend P7 comes with an 8MP secondary camera, in addition to a 13MP rear snapper.

There is no word on when the HTC Eye (assuming that this is its final name) will be released. Also, we don’t know if HTC intends to launch the handset exclusively on AT&T, or if it plans to commercialize it worldwide. In any case, we’ll keep an eye on this Eye, and let you know when new info about it is available.

source: @evleaks

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posted on 03 Jul 2014, 09:54 5

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Good grief, this will not catch my eye.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:10 1

2. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)

Display mate : samsung galaxy S5 has the best display ever....the most accurate colors...!

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:36 1

6. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Did anyone ask you anything? There is no mentions of screens on this article stop being a shill.

posted on 05 Jul 2014, 14:10

12. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)

lol you are funny.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 03:08

13. chocolaking (Posts: 495; Member since: 22 May 2012)

@ farhad_per
how much does samsung pay you for every post you made? Can you hook me up?

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:28

3. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)

front camera with led flash .... anyone

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 20:47

11. Af1rPA (Posts: 711; Member since: 12 Jun 2014)

Because being blinded by a bright LED is fun.
The G3 as a cool "illuminating" feature for the front camera. All OEM's should follow LG's example.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 10:40 4

4. Reeyawn (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)

A facebook phone...now a selfie phone? Srsly?

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:46 9

8. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

It's like they just can't stop themselves from getting sucked into whatever they think the current trend is, even if it makes absolutely no business sense.

2011: "The kids are watching 3D movies? Let's make a 3D phone!"

2012: "The kids are listening to Beats by Dre? Let's brand every phone we make with their logo!"

2013: "The kids are using Facebook? Let's make a Facebook phone!"

2014: "The kids are taking selfies and Samsung paid Ellen Degeneres to do it too? Let's build a selfie phone!"

Not to mention their choice in celebrity brand ambassadors...

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:19 1

5. joseg81 (Posts: 199; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

just when htc starts doing some good. they should really stop making all these variations on phones. especially since it never helped in the past. i can't wait to hear all the stupid variations that will come out of this one HTC Eye, HTC Eye patch (for those that don't want their picture taken), HTC pink Eye (for the ladies), HTC bifocal (for the seniors), HTC seeing Eye (for the blind) n so on. the variations are as limitless as HTC stupidity. cuz i'm sure the execs are saying "let's make tons of variations for a phone no one wanted or ever needed. cuz i'm sure we'll only profit from this as usual."

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 12:23

7. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)

Lol, you're so right .

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 15:06 1

9. DogeShibe (Posts: 1116; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

Am i the only one around here who hates the word 'Selfie'? Sounds like selfish...also peole who take selfie make selfish faces.
Much selfies...very stupid...doge hates...no wow :(

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 17:40

10. rency0722 (Posts: 158; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)

Sony, put your older 13 MP Exmor R sensors in front. Haha. :D

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