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News by Luke Jones on Monday October 06, 2014.

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Desire EYE
Desire EYE

We have been hearing plenty about HTC's upcoming EYE device and today we can show you a press image of the handset, and it is another fetching addition to HTC's line up. What started as a pretty straightforward launch has turned complicated over the weekend as there seems to be two HTC EYE smartphones due to land at the company's New York launch this week.

You may remember that the first device discussed was the HTC One M8 EYE, a handset that was based entirely of the company's flagship, save for a 13 megapixel dual lens replacing the 4 megapixel UltraPixel in the original. However, at the end of last week a new mid-range EYE handset emerged in the shapely form of the Desire EYE. So, are there two EYE smartphones or was the Desire EYE the One M8 EYE? Confusing, but it does seem as though HTC has two device in the pipeline.

And here is the Desire EYE, a handset I think most people would agree is a very good looking piece of kit, which is hardly surprising from HTC. That's because it is based off the gorgeous Desire 820, although it is still unclear if the EYE will get a spec bump over the 820, aside from getting a 13MP dual lens to replace the bog standard 13MP single lens currently present.

The Desire 820 comes with the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 to the device, the one that is 64-bit. It's true that you will not see the full benefits of this chipset until after the release of Android L, but HTC has confirmed the Desire 820 will get Google's new software.

Other specs include 2GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch 720p screen, a solid if unspectacular 13 megapixel camera on the rear, an 8 megapixel lens on the front, 16GB of on-board storage, and microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC support up to 128GB.

It is more likely that the Desire EYE will keep those specs intact, but some reports (including our own from last week) suggest the specs could be feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.3GHz with 2GB of RAM, a 5.2-inch HD display, 32GB of storage, and a removable 2,400mAh battery.

source: HTCFamily

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