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HTC Desire EYE Getting Android Lollipop Soon


News by Luke Jones on Tuesday March 10, 2015.

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Desire EYE
Desire EYE

The HTC Desire EYE is a very good smartphone, it is very close to being a flagship device, while it has a very good camera experience with the EYE technology. Released last September, the EYE has yet to get the bump to Android 5.0 Lollipop, while the older HTC One M8 and HTC One M7 have. However, the HTC Desire EYE is going to be getting the bump to Google's new platform very soon.

Launched by HTC in November last year, the Desire EYE has a near-flagship status. Even so, unlike the One (M7) and One (M8), the EYE hasn't been updated to Android Lollipop. However, the handset should get the new version of Google's OS sometime soon. HTC has yet to officially put the stamp on anything, developer LlabTooFeR says that the Desire EYE will skip past the Android 5.0.1 build and move straight to the Lollipop 5.0.2 build version.

Whether that update will bring the Sense 7 UI will be included or not remains to be seen; the Desire EYE will eventually get the software, but it may be too soon.

PU SPEED Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz, quad-core CPUs

PLATFORM Android with HTC Sense

MEMORY Total storage: 16 GB, available capacity variesi RAM: 2GB Expansion card slot supports microSD memory card for up to 128GB additional storage (card not included)

NETWORKii 2G/2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 3G - WCDMA: ASIA - 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps AT&T - 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA up to 21 Mbps EMEA - 850/900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps 3G - TD_SCDMA: ASIA - 1900/2000 MHz 4G - LTE: ASIA - FDD bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 28/TDD bands 38, 39, 40, 41 AT&T - bands 2, 4, 5, 17, 29 EMEA - bands 3, 7, 8, 20

SIM nano SIM

SENSORS Accelerometer - Proximity sensor Ambient Light sensor - Gyro sensor

DURABILITY IPX7iii

CONNECTIVITY 3.5 mm stereo audio jack NFC Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz) DLNA for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer HTC Connect micro-USB 2.0 port

CAMERA HTC Eye Experience with Face Tracking, Screen Share, Split Capture, Face Fusion, Live Makeup, Auto Selfie, Voice Selfie, Photo Booth, Crop Me In Dedicated camera button

Rear camera 13MP, BSI sensor, f/2.0, 28mm lens, wide angle, with HDR capability 1080p Full HD video recording Dual LED Flash

Front camera 13MP, Auto-focus with zoom capability, BSI sensor, f/2.2, 22mm lens, wide angle, with HDR capability 1080p Full HD video recordingDual LED Flash

AUDIO HTC BoomSound Dual front-facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers 3 microphones for enhanced background noise cancellation Sense Voice

 
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