News by Luke Jones on Monday July 07, 2014.
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HTC's so called "selfie phone" is on its way to AT&T as an exclusive for the US market it has emerged today. The handset is known as the HTC Eye and as the name suggests it is reportedly very good at taking front facing images, we presume because it backs a solid front camera. The device has been created with one eye (excuse the pun) on the growing trend of selfie photo taking.According to reports, the HTC Eye will be arriving soon and as part of its global roll out it will get AT&T exclusivity in the United States. Pricing details and exact availability surrounding the handset are still thin on the ground, as are its specs. That said, the HTC Eye is likely to be a mid-range device with the core selling point being its ability to take a selfie shot better than the rest. That means the front facing camera will have to be something that is different from the competition. That could be as simple as HTC bumping the megapixel count, although considering the HTC One M8, E8, and Desire 816 already have 5 megapixel front lenses, HTC will have to bump to at least 8MP. That would but the Eye on its own in the HTC range, but there are a number of smartphones with 8MP front facers already available from other manufacturers. So, could HTC set the Eye apart from the crowd with technology such as a front facing flash, or could the company even take its dual lens tech from the rear of the HTC One M8 and place it at the front of the Eye? The latter certainly seems unlikely, although a flash could be a possibility. source: Evleaks