HTC Desire Eye Wants To Be The Best Selfie Camera

Why selfie camera? Well there is a unique thing going on on this newly announced HTC Desire Eye smartphone. That is the rear and front cameras are getting the same treatment, 13MP snappers, a dual-LED flash and a microphone on each side. Since they share the same configurations, they can both record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second rate. Plus the BoomSound speakers are also placed on the front screen. Those things are already a great deal especially if you are into video recording and taking pictures whether it's a normal photo capturing using the rear camera or selfies and video calls with the front facing one. If I can still remember it right, this is the first smartphone with that high front camera resolution.

HTC Desire Eye is actually not just all about selfies and camera features, it is also quite a hell of a smartphones. It's a 5.2-inch device with full HD Display which means it bears the 1920x1080 display resolution and I believe that should be enough to compliment and enjoy the massive screen. Inside the Eye are Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM, that's a lot of RAM to make the device works smoothly and without any delays.Default storage is aso kind of big on Desire Eye as there is a 16GB which users can add more via microSD card up to 128GB. That's is a lot of selfie photos when all used up.

Taking underwater selfies and more? Not going to be a problem as HTC said this device is IPX7 certified which means users can take this not deeper than 1 meter underwater for up to 30 minutes. HTC Desire Eye runs on Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS with HTC Sense 6 UI on top.

Additional information about the rear and front cameras are that the back one sports a BSI technology, f/2.0 aperture with wider 28mm lens and the front companion features the same BSI sensor but with f/2.2 aperture and 20mm of lens. Both have HDR mode.

Of course cameras would be smarter with the help of camera apps that enable users to add effects and tricks on their photos and HTC is debuting the Desire Eye with its own camera app called "Eye Experience." With this users will be able to do some gimmicks on their pics such as taking photos using the two cameras at the same time, insert yourself in photos taken by the front and back camera at the same time, merge the user's face with another face in another photos to make a weird-looking selfies, and many more. 

One more good thing is the Eye Experience app will also be rolled out to other HTC smartphones like HTC One (M7), HTC One (M8), HTC One E8, HTC One mini, HTC One mini 2, HTC One max, HTC Desire 816, HTC Desire 820, and HTC Butterfly 2 in the coming months, according to HTC.

It will initially be released in the US and exclusively to AT&T (for now), no current word if the HTC Desire Eye make its way to the international market.

HTC Desire Eye Specs:

- 5.2" Full HD Display
- 1920x1080 resolution, 423ppi
- 2.3GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
- 16GB internal storage
- supports microSD card up to 128GB
- 13MP rear and front camera with Dual LED Flash
- Rear camera has f/2.0 aperture with 28mm lens
- Front camera as f/2.2 aperture with 20mm lens
- Android 4.4 Kitkat
- LTE support
- WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, micro USB port
- IPX7 Certified, under a meter of water for up to 30 minutes
- 151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
- 154 grams
- 2,400mAh Battery

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