HTC One (M8 EYE) is Official in China With a 13MP Rear Duo Camera

During yesterday’s press event in NYC, we were expecting HTC to give us upwards of three products – the Desire EYE, RE camera, and a new HTC One (M8 EYE) that included a 13MP Duo Camera setup. We got the first two, but for whatever reason, the new One (M8) model didn’t make the cut, even though HTC seemed to have teased it the day before. Clearly, that wasn’t a tease at all, just a message to literally focus on the date only.

I have good news, though! The HTC One (M8 EYE) is now official…in China.  (more…)

HTC RE Camera Gallery

At their Double Exposure event yesterday in NYC, HTC announced the Re Camera. This inhaler periscope-shaped device is actually a handheld camera device that will be able to record life events and interface with your mobile devices. It doesn’t turn off or have a viewfinder, but it does come with a button. The whole idea is that you are able to pay more attention to what you are recording and less to the device that is doing the recording. Tap the button to snap a picture or hold it down to record.  (more…)

HTC Desire Eye Hands-on

HTC made it official today with the announcement of the HTC Desire Eye. This device is packing a 5.2″ FHD display, Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM, and comes with Android 4.4.4 right out the box.

Of course, the defining feature of the Eye is its dual 13MP cameras. That’s right, both the front facing camera and back shooter are sporting the higher resolution. They’ve created what I overheard one rep say, “the ultimate selfie-taker.” I spent a good ten minutes playing with the camera, including the Split Capture feature, which is a part of the new EYE Experience for HTC’s cameras. The front facing 13MP camera is definitely heads above any other Android device that I’ve handled.

The Desire Eye is also rated IPX7 on the waterproof scale, features BoomSound speakers, 2,400mAh battery, and a microSD slot for cards up to 128GB in size.

Check out the quick hands-on gallery and video below!  (more…)

HTC’s New EYE Experience Comes to the One (M8), One (M7) and Others in the Coming Months

Outside of the Desire EYE and RE camera, HTC also announced a new camera experience for its range of HTC phones that will arrive over the coming months as a software update. It’s called the EYE Experience.

The Eye Experience includes face tracking of up to four people at a time, smartphone-based screen sharing, new Split Capture function, improved selfie experiences (of course), a really silly Crop-Me-In option, and something called Face Fusion, which merges your face with another to create supposedly funny photos.  (more…)

HTC Announces Desire Eye, Improves the Quality of Selfies With 13MP Front-facing Camera

HTC unveiled the Desire Eye this afternoon at the company’s Double Exposure event in New York City. HTC has differentiated the Desire Eye from the competition in an interesting way, as the undoubted highlight of the smartphone, which sports a water-resistant plastic body and removable battery, is the 13-megapixel front-facing camera with dual-LED flash.

The array, capable of capturing 1080p video and bordered by a dedicated microphone, is intended specifically to capture high-quality “selfies.” It is a first for a smartphone, HTC was eager to note.  (more…)