Taiwanese tech titan HTC was highly anticipated to announce a slew of products at the Double Exposure event on Wednesday. As expected, the vendor launched the Desire Eye smartphone that is selfie focused in order to cash in on the booming trend in the market. The device will be exclusive to AT&T initially and there is word on its pricing and availability details for now.
HTC Desire Eye selfie-focused smartphone packs a front facing camera that is identical to the rear snapper. Well, both the cameras are 13 MP sensors accompanied by dual-LED flash for exceptional quality. Also, both the shooters can capture FHD 1080p videos and the rear snapper has f/2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens, whereas the front camera has f/2.2 aperture and 20 mm lens respectively.
As of now, the HTC Desire Eye is only smartphone to arrive with such a high resolution front facing selfie camera. The handset also features IPX7 rating that will make the device resist underwater up to 1 metre for 30 minutes.
As for the other specifications, HTC Desire Eye boasts of a 5.2 inch full HD LCD display with 1920×1080 pixels and employs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor supplemented by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of inbuilt storage capacity that can be expanded externally by another 128 GB. The device uses 2,400 mAh Li-Po battery to keep things juiced up. Like the other HTC smartphones, this one based on Android 4.4 KitKat comes with front-facing stereo speakers with HTC Boomsound technology.
Besides the use of a 13 MP dual LED flash front facer, there are two camera centric apps sucb as Eye Experience and the updated HTC Zoe, a video editing tool. The Zoe integrates with the new HTC RE camera and the video editing app will be rolled out ot the Android and iOS smartphones by the end of this year.
The camera features onboard the Desire Eye include Split Capture, Crop-Me-In and others. Split Capture segments the image into two halves between the front and rear cameras, whereas the Crop-Me-In feature crops the front camera’s image and superimposes it on the one shot by the rear snapper.
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