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HTC Desire EYE coming to the US this month

HTC Desire EYE Android KitKat smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and RE camera
HTC Desire EYE
This 5.2-inch handset features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 2 GB RAM and at least 16 GB internal storage, Full HD resolution, as well as 13 MP cameras on both front and back.

HTC held its "Double Exposure" press event in New York yesterday and finally unveiled the long-rumored Desire EYE handset. This Android KitKat smartphone borrows most of its specs from the HTC M8 flagship but packs high-quality 13 MP cameras on both rear and front. Next to it, HTC also announced the RE handheld camera, the EYE Experience software update, and the Zoe collaborative video editing app.

HTC Desire EYE has the following specs and features:

  • Processor: 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage with microSD support up to 128 GB, as well as 50 GB free Google Drive cloud storage
  • Display: 5.2-inch Super LCD 3 capacitive multitouch with 1,920X1,080 pixels and 423 ppi
  • Cameras: 13 MP f/2.2 and 22 mm front, 13 MP with f/2.0 and 28 mm back, both wide angle with dual LED flash
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0, NFC, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • Operating system: Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0 UI
  • Battery: non-removable 2,400 mAh
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.34 pounds; 5.97X2.91X0.33 inches
  • Colors: Coral Reef (white and red) or Blue Lagoon (light blue and dark blue)

The new Desire EYE is IPX7-certified for protection from dust and water (can spend up to 30 minutes in up to 3 feet of water without taking damage). 

HTC Desire EYE will launch in the US later this month as an AT&T exclusive while major carriers in EMEA and Asia will also get it before the end of October. Unfortunately, there is no official information on pricing available yet.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-10- 9 (Update: 2014-10- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.