Oct 08 AT 2:45 PM Nick Gray 5 Comments

HTC Desire Eye announced with Snapdragon 801, 13 megapixel front-facing camera

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The HTC Desire Eye was unveiled today at HTC’s Double Exposure event in New York. As it turns out, the “ultimate selfie phone” rumors were true. The HTC Desire Eye is a new flagship phone for the company’s mid=range Desire family – offering a unique design and a front-facing camera with the same resolution as the one of the back. Since the HTC Desire Eye isn’t in the One family, it would be easy to dismiss the phone as “just another mid-range” device from HTC. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

The spec sheet on the HTC Desire Eye puts it on the same level as the HTC One (M8) and if you do find yourself taking a lot of selfies, the Desire Eye may be the best smartphone on the market for you.

Specs

  • 5.2-inch 1080p display
  • Quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage with microSD slot expandable to 128GB
  • Front camera: 13 megapixel BSI sensor, f/2.2, 22mm lens, two tone LED flash
  • Rear camera: 13 megapixel BSI sensor, f/2.0, 28mm lens, two tone LED flash
  • 2,400 mAh battery
  • 3 microphone, noise cancellation

Pricing & Availability

HTC has chosen AT&T as its “exclusive launch partner” for the HTC Desire Eye – indicating that we’ll see the new selfie-centric smartphone on other carriers roughly 60 days after it shows up in AT&T stores. AT&T has yet to announce a price for the Desire Eye, but we expect it to sell for $150-$200 with a new two-year contract.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Tommy

    Nick Gray,

    Each company can only have ONE flagship. Go get a dictionary. Wasn’t there a big article about flagship this morning? Cmon

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    Larger battery and 32 or 64 GB onboard storage would have been almost an instabuy for me.

  • jamal adam

    I really like the two tone color scheme going on. Very appealing. I wonder how long it will last with only a 2400mAh battery. Hopefully the front facing camera doesn’t take better pictures than the camera in the back, that would be awkward. Also, I’d imagine this would be pretty amazing for hangouts and other video chats services, this seems to be one area that many have ignored with regards to the phone.

  • Piotr London

    Conectivity 4 G ?

  • Edward slnk

    nicccccc phone …………’!