HTC Desire Eye Has 13MP Selfie Camera, S801 Chipset

By 09:48 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

There was a lot of speculation what the Eye will be, well it turns out it's the recent Desire flagship. The HTC Desire Eye can be seen as an upgrade over the HTC One (E8) as it takes the 13MP capturing camera with dual-LED flash from the back and brings it around the front too.

That give the Desire Eye a unique face – a much larger than usual front-facing capturing camera is positioned above the classy screen and it gets a dedicated dual-LED flash and a microphone. It's getting the same treatment as the back camera, which has a dual-LED flash and a microphone too. There's another microphone on the bottom of the device for a total of three mics used for better audio through noise cancellation.

HTC Desire Eye in Blue

Both cameras can record 1080p@30fps video. The one on the back has an f/2.0 aperture and a 28mm lens, while the one on the front has a wider 20mm lens but a smaller f/2.2 aperture.

HTC's tradeimprint BoomSound speakers are harder to see but still on board. They flank the larger 5.2" classy screen of the HTC Desire Eye, an Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) with 1080p resolution. Besides selfie capturing camera and classy screen size, the Eye also trumps the One (E8) with an IPX7 rating – water resistance up to 1m of water for half an hour.

The Desire Eye carries much better specs than most of the Desire family. It's powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2GB Random-Access Memory (RAM) and runs Android 4.4 with the latest Sense software and two camera-centric apps – Eye Experience and the recent Zoe.

HTC Desire Eye in Red

Anyway, the phone also boasts LTE connectivity, dual-band Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, NFC and a microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) port. The port is left uncovered while maintaining the IPX7 rating, just like the HTC Butterfly 2.

The Desire Eye has 16GB of built-in storage, expandable by microSD cards (up to 128GB) and a 2,400mAh Li-Po battery. With front-facing stereo speakers, a large front-facing capturing camera and a larger screen, the Eye is not the most compact device around, measuring 151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm.

The HTC Desire EYE will be offered by AT&T exclusively at launch. Further availability and pricing details will be available later on.

The HTC Eye Experience app will assist you utilize the two 13MP cameras to the fullest. Split Capture divides the photo 50/50 between front and back cameras, while Crop-Me-In creates a single photo with you photoshopped into the back capturing camera image.

The impressive front-facing capturing camera on the Desire Eye also targets high-quality video calls. To create things easier it can track up to four faces and haged them in place so people can relax and not worry about positioning while they chat. This even works with third-party video call apps like Skype.

HTC EYE Experience will roll out to the following models (full feature list to be confirmed at roll-out): HTC One (M7), HTC One (M8), HTC One (E8), HTC One mini, HTC One mini 2, HTC One Remix, HTC One Max, HTC Desire 612, and HTC Desire 816 in the coming months.

Then there's the recent Zoe. Recent HTC phones came with just a promise for a recent app for months on discontinue but the wait is over. The recent version offers collaborative video editing and it integrates with RE – HTC's recent action camera. Zoe is not completely done even after all this wait, the recent content engine will launch later this year.

HTC Zoe app will be available for all Android devices

Zoe is not just for HTC phones – not even just for Android. HTC will release Zoe apps to the general Android population and even iOS later this year.

iOS too



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