Sep 26 AT 4:50 PM Dima Aryeh 7 Comments

HTC may give in, release M8_EYE with 13-megapixel Duo Camera


This is the second year in a row that HTC has stuck with Ultrapixel cameras in its flagships. This tech allows for much bigger pixels to absorb more light in low light situations, creating better photos. But it sacrifices resolution, taking photos at only 4 megapixels. Many people have complained about the low resolution and inability to crop all this time, but it finally looks like HTC may be giving in.

It’s rumored that HTC will be releasing a device currently called the M8_EYE, which will dump the 4-megapixel Ultrapixel sensor for a proper 13-megapixel sensor. Unlike the lower-end models in HTC’s lineup with 13-megapixel cameras, this one will retain the second Duo sensor for depth sensing and fancy features. The device will launch with Android 4.4.4 with Senseo 6 on top sometime next month.

I know that the Ultrapixel camera has gathered a lot of fans, but having the resolution to zoom and crop is preferable in my opinion. If this M8_EYE is released, it will be nice to see HTC offer both types of cameras to consumers. I’m sure many people will be happy with this boost in resolution. Details are light, so there may be even more changes to the device. Does this have you excited for HTC’s future?

Via: Android Police

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • 99steve

    This is definitely good. I buy and sell phones, and I always found the m8 the fastest, but with that camera, I would recommend the g3, now maybe the m8 because it will have speed and a camera

  • John in Brisbane

    Mixed feelings. The m7 camera is easily the best phone camera I’ve had. A lot of photos are just of people and in lower light so it shines there. For sight seeing though, the lack of resolution is a bit annoying.

    • SGB101

      I’ve no complaints with the m8′s camera. It’s more than good enough for day to day stuff. If it’s not good enough for you, your ready for a dslr.

      Now sense 6 and the strange ui interactions and the dam memory bugs are another story. I’m let down by the software on the m8. This weekend I’m finally going to give it the GPE treatment, ready for L.

  • john

    Cool hope they fix my only other concern which is remove the bottom bezel for a full screen and water resistance. HTC would hv the baddest smartphone hands down.

    • Chris

      You do realize that bezel is there to make room for the front facing speakers, right?

  • Nathan

    I agree with John, add water resistance and it would be the best smartphone out there. And this is coming from a long time galaxy s3 owner.

  • lenny

    Will the 13 megapixel be added to the Windows version?