HTC One (M8) Eye gets certified in China

HTC One (M8) Eye gets certified in China
The other day, we passed along a rumor about a new variation of the HTC One (M8) called the HTC One (M8) Eye. This unit would replace the controversial 4MP UltraPixel rear-facing Duo camera on the back of HTC's flagship model, with a 13MP Duo camera. Users would still be able to employ all of the depth altering features available with the Duo camera, and remain able to change the focal point of a picture in the same manner as a Lytro camera.

The larger UltraPixels were supposed to produce higher quality photos by allowing more light to be absorbed by the camera when taking a picture. This was supposed to allow for better shots taken under low-light conditions. Instead, it seems that many consumers ended up playing the numbers game and couldn't get past the 4MP listed on the spec sheet.

The HTC One (M8) Eye has just been certified by TENAA, which is China's version of the FCC. Despite rumors about a 5.2 inch screen, it looks like this new variant will keep the 5 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen found on the HTC One (M8). It also keeps the 5MP front-facing camera for high quality selfies. In fact, most of the other specs match up with the One (M8).

The HTC One (M8) Eye is expected to be available in China (gold, gray and silver) and India (silver, gold and black).  The Chinese model has support for GSM,TD-SCDMA, and TD-LTE. The model for India features GSM,TD-LTE, and WCDMA connectivity. There is another slight variation in both models. The HTC M8Et for China features a 128GB capacity microSD slot. The HTC M8Ew for India has a 64GB microSD slot.

Yesterday, we showed you a leaked press render of the HTC One (M8) Eye which not surprisingly, looks just like the HTC One (M8). Below, we have the usual low resolution pictures offered by TENAA, this time for the HTC One (M8) Eye. To view them, click on the slideshow below.


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source: GadgetzArena, TENAA (translated)

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11 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Let's hope for some smaller bezels...

3. Akr706

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

The dimensions of the phone are also same as the original M8, which means same bezels size.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Darn...

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Meanwhile, in April the rest of the world should get the One M9 or whatever they call it. I guess HTC made the decision not to roll out an all new One until the Crawlcomm 810 is available in volume.

5. NateAdam8

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Agreed here's hoping for smaller bezels cause a bigger screen without changing size would be a step in the right direction.

6. Rager722 unregistered

What am I supposed to do with my M8...?

9. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

give me :p

7. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

What would they use 5mp front facing camera when their mid ranged Desire 820 already got 8mp front facing camera? And pls bring at least Snapdragon 805! Come on HTC!

8. John.v2

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

if HTC had good engineers, they would fit 5.4inch screen in same body of m8. ofcourse they cant pay salary to good ones because there must have to be some profit and in HTC's dictionary word profit doesn't exist

10. Epicness1o1

Posts: 302; Member since: May 30, 2013

So the camera on the HTC One M8 eye wont have UltraPixel tech on its 13 MP camera?

11. NateAdam8

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

The pictures just sucked

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