News by Luke Jones on Wednesday October 01, 2014.
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HTC is getting ready to launch a new version of its One M8 smartphone. This new device will get rid of the 4MP UltraPixel camera of the normal M8 that divided opinion and will replace it with a 13MP lens. The new device will retain the dual depth lenses of the original model, but HTC is hoping this fairly standard 13MP snapper will be a hit among smartphone photographers. So much so that the company is calling the device the HTC One M8 EYE and here is the first look of the handset.Looks strangely familiar doesn't it? That's because this is identical to the original HTC One M8 in terms of design and is actually the same under the hood too. The only difference between the two handsets is the camera module, or at least that's what we know so far. That means the HTC One M8 EYE gets a 5-inch 1080p screen, 441ppi, 4MP Ultrapixel camera, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB of RAM, microSD slot, 2600 mAh battery. I would have liked the company to update the handset slightly, maybe including a Snapdragon 805, 3GB of RAM, and maybe a 5.2inch screen with QHD resolution. That is all wishful thinking it seems, but it would have brought the HTC flagship up to speed with many of its current rivals. Luckily, the One M8 is still a potent all-round master anyway, but the EYE is shaping up to be a missed opportunity in terms of the overall hardware. We will find out more about the device when HTC launches it on October 8th.
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