Rumor hints at HTC M8 Eye Android smartphone with 13MP Duo Camera

Rumor hints at HTC M8 Eye Android smartphone with 13MP Duo Camera
During the summer, there were various rumors about an HTC "selfie" phone called the HTC Eye. On Friday, Android developer @LlabTooFeR tweeted about an upcoming phone called the HTC M8 Eye. The device is rumored to be a revamped version of the HTC One (M8), replacing the 4MP Duo Camera on back of the phone with a 13MP Duo Camera. The front-facing camera would remain at 5MP, qualifying it to be a "selfie" camera.

The new model won't lose the depth altering features and the Lytro-style post production change in focus that you get with the HTC One (M8). But what the "Eye" will do is give the rear camera a higher MP sensor. HTC had hoped to sell the public on the idea that its ultrapixels would allow more light into the camera which would equal better pictures. However, this controversial issue might have held back sales of the HTC One (M8), a phone that just might be the best Android smartphone out there, otherwise.

Android 4.4.4 will be pre-installed on the M8 Eye, with Sense 6 running on top of it. There has been some talk about the M8 Eye replacing the 5 inch screen on the HTC One (M8) with a slightly larger 5.2 inch glass. The rest of the specs are supposed to be the same including a 1080 x 1920 resolution, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage, a 128GB capacity microSD slot and a 2600mAh battery.

For those out there who have held themselves back from buying the HTC One (M8) because of the camera, you soon might not have that excuse any more. The HTC M8 Eye is expected to launch before the end of October.

source: @LlabTooFeR via Phandroid

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33 Comments

1. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Hello beautiful. Can't wait to stuff you in my pocket.

16. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

13 + 13 mp = 26MP Go HTC !!!!!!!!!!!

17. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I don't think the depth sensor camera would also be a 13 mp one... What s the point in having a 13 mp camera only sensing the depth of the object

27. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Exactly, lol.

2. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I hope they keep the dimensions of the standard M8 with a 5.2" screen. I love my m8 but the bottom bezel is abit too big. The camera I love it, just put the sharpness and exposure to -1 and its a beast. I get a lot of compliment about it.

3. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Should up the battery capacity, ram and trim down the bezel.

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Good. Only thing holding me back was camera.

5. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I hope HTC doesn't release a bad example of a 13MP camera and is up there with the best flagships. It's not just about megapixel count but also good optics.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

*Incoming small omnivision sensor*

31. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

wow , you know everything .

6. mr2009

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

i think its already out in asia and its called HTC Butterfly 2...

7. PhoneBuff

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Woohoo

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Let us hope with a name like "Eye" that this new camera/sensor is similar to the OIS 13MP unit LG uses in the G3, i.e. something high quality.

9. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Oh please do it HTC. But please also make it a better sensor/optics than the E8.

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I hope htc doesn't betray themselves, they put a crap 13mp camera on the E8 to prove their ultragimmickpixel point.

12. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

13. umar456

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

I love htc design

15. daveydog

Posts: 69; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Not coming to u.s. Though right?

18. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

HTC leave the camera department alone, focus on reducing bezels , then its a perfect device, imo

19. geordie8t1 unregistered

the only reason i did not buy the m8 is because of the dodgy camera, I would like to see a new m8 with the new sony camera sensor, 5.5" screen in same body as now, upgraded processor to 2.8Ghz. and some waterproofing. lovely phone but was hampered again by the camera and marketing. sort it out htc and i might return, the last awesome htc i had was the htc desire.

20. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

What the M8 should of have been. All we need now is a 2.5GHz processor found on the M8x and less bezels.

21. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

HTC nails it all except 1 camera 2 stupid large chin bezel 3 repair ability (imaging screen crack or battery die. Alluja it is a bitch to replace.)

22. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

The HTC One M8 Is one of the best product in the market , It has a beautifull design and great display and a fresh using interface , do not forget the power of course! The only thing that bothers me is the rear camera which is not a very good camera , at least when it comes next to it's competitors . But looks like this new phone is going to be better than the One M8 , but just in camera i guess ! Oh , " One More Thing ... " , I hope htc make Those bezels slimmer . And put that power bottom On the side not on top.

23. Elfmonster unregistered

The thumbnail pic at the top of this page (the referral thumb from the home page) makes this phone look like a washing machine.

24. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Here's hoping for a better camera sensor with smaller bezels and louder speakers, Then HTC can have my money.

25. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think it's a little late...

26. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I will be one of the first to buy that phone..

28. mcquade181

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 11, 2013

Wish they would ditch the duo camera and use a camera with optical zoom and hardware IS instead. Love my M7 (except for the camera).

29. rsiders

Posts: 2013; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

The fact that HTC couldn't see the actual picture quality form the One(M7) and repeated the same thing with the One(M8) is just mind boggling. I really think HTC can set the record straight with this one. Isn't that basically what Apple did with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cameras? Increase the size of the pixels while having enough of those bigger pixels to grab more light?

30. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

i expect three things to come in this new release and if they do this ,then this phone is going to be a phone with almost everything perfect. 1)go with a higher resolution sensor like the new IMX214 13mp sony sensor that is found in one plus one or the 16mp sensor that is found on note 4 with OIS as compulsory. 2)higher up the battery capacity so that it could come near to the battery performance of z3 or z3 compact. 3)reduce the size of bezels on top and bottom,the phone is not very wide but it's very lengthy for it's size.i would recommend htc to go with capacitive buttons like on htc one m7 instead of on screen buttons so that they could reduce the phone's length almost an inch lesser and have space to keep their sound drivers inside .

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