The 13 MP camera-equipped HTC One (M8) EYE will not be making it to western markets

Just a day after announcing the Desire EYE and the RE camera, HTC also launched a new variant of the HTC One (M8). The device was renamed to HTC One (M8) EYE and its 4 MP UltraPixel Duo camera was stripped to be replaced with a 13 MP Duo Camera. It was made available in China, though, the whole ordeal was on the silent side – no announcements were made.

Fans of HTC who are not particularly fond of the UltraPixel concept started gathering hope that the One (M8) EYE may soon launch in western markets, and bring about the end of the not-so-well-received UltraPixel technology. The EYE variant of the phone is basically the same, only with an omitted IR blaster, and the changed (we almost said "upgraded") camera.

Well, news is that HTC still believes in UltraPixel and that the One (M8) EYE is not meant for a worldwide release. Rather, the EYE variant of the One has been designed with specific markets in mind, "especially India"; though, we are not sure what HTC means by that.

As far as the company is concerned – the original One (M8) continues to be its flagship for this holiday, even with the recently released Desire EYE, which sports pretty similar hardware specs and dual 13 MP cameras.

source: Fudzilla via Android Central
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