Rumors: HTC Eye selfie phone and HTC Windows-based phablet

Rumors: HTC Eye selfie phone and HTC Windows-based phablet
We've been hearing about HTC and Microsoft being in great relations for a while now and rumors, regarding HTC's roadmap for this year, have been suggesting that there will be more Windows Phone devices coming from the manufacturer, covering different price points.

Of course, we already saw the arrival of HTC One (M8) for Windows, though, the rumor mill suggests that this is only the beginning. News website GantDaily states that HTC is preparing a phablet-sized device, running Microsoft's OS.

Now, we are expecting HTC to announce another phablet this fall – possibly in November, according to leakster @upleaks – which would fall in-line with its release strategy from last year – the One was released in Q1 2013, while the One Max came out in Q4 2013. While the new phablet is expected to be this year's equivalent of the One Max – powered by Android, no doubt – this new rumor begs the question – could HTC possibly be planning to do the same thing they did with the One (M8) and release two versions of the same device – one sporting Android, and the other – Windows Phone? And if so – would there be a few months between the two variants' launches, like with the One (M8)?

Another upcoming device that has been whispered about, is a selfie-centered phone, dubbed (according to rumors and probably a code-name) the HTC Eye. @upleaks has posted a few intermittent tweets about the device, suggesting that it will come with a 5.2” 1080p display, which would give us a highly detailed picture with a pixel density of ~424 PPI. Further @upleaks rumors say it would be powered by a Snapdragon 801 SoC; come in red, white, and blue color choices; and offer a unique selfie-stand accessory.

The leakster also talks about an M8_Eye, which should not be confused with the selfie-centered Eye, but is an M8 with an upgraded, 13 MP Duo Camera. How much of that is true remains to be seen.

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19 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

HTC is kicking now....I hope they sell well.....bcoz they r making phones so good.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, hope so. Pricing is one concern though.

3. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

That's what I called a smartphone! (If you know what I mean)

6. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Bring it on HTC!

7. newbey123

Posts: 699; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Keep up the good work HTC and hurry up and give me that Nexus 9 I have been saving my money for :-D

8. Sanroy0910

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I've already had a chance to see the phone in person,while I was working at an HTC location at one of their Cafés. they wouldn't tell me the name but its a 13mp front facing 5.5 inch desire series phones. Apparently both, the front and the back will carry the same 13mp Camera and will be 'Selfie Camera' and the front camera is paced right in the middle of the top screen and is as big as the ones found at the back of HTC 13mp phones. It's got a nice white matt finish with a red lining that goes all around the edges, one of the colors that I saw. Looking forward to see this bad boy soon

10. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Not sure if you're referring to Desire 820 or this new phone!

11. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

front facing cam of desire 820 is only 8mp. and if im not mistaken it dont have a matte finish body

13. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

The black one has a matte finish.

17. Sale247

Posts: 71; Member since: May 08, 2014

only 8mp camera!? :)

19. Sanroy0910

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

it looks pretty much like the 820,i know the difference, except this one.. its got a 13 mp cam right in the top middle which is just a huge as the one found on the back on the 820... they wouldn't tell me the name but some just referred to it as the 820 and told me it'll be unveiled in oct..probably 820i :P

9. NateAdam8

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

I'd kick my HTC One M8 to the curb for a HTC with a good camera, Windows "Phone" and Android version.

12. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I think HTC releasing both windows and android versions at the same time is a good precedent for other OEMs. they are the only two major OSs these oems can use, so might as well use them. for me, I want a Z3 with WP

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yes.. Sony needs to now at least three WP versions of their best devices.

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

We need a Galaxy S5"W" An Experia Z3"W" An LG G3"W" And this One Max "W" ........... I think that would shake up the market a bit.

16. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

When this phablet is released, I'll go with WP version! Why do I choose that you may ask? Simply answer: No lags! Faster! Stable!

18. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

i love htc m8 and enjoy it every day .....but eye ....had me to change my one m8

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