HTC announce Desire EYE: 5.2-inch 1080p Display, SnapDragon 801 chipset, 13MP front and rear BSI cameras

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HTC have just announced their latest smartphone. Dubbed the HTC Desire EYE, the device features a 5.2-inch full 1080p display. A Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2.3GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. If the name isn’t already a giveaway, HTC are putting some real effort behind imaging with this device. The rear facing camera sports a 13MP BSI sensor with 28mm lens, f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash. The front facing camera also features relatively massive 13MP BSI sensor with 22mm lens and f/2.2 aperture. The front facing side of things also includes dual LED flash as well. Both cameras support 1080p recording and HDR capability.

The design includes IPX7 for 30 minutes at 1 meter depth of waterproofing. HTC also continue to include dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound™. Measurements and weight come in at 151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5mm and 154g. Other specs include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi a/b/g/n (2.5GHZ and 5GHz) NFC, and 4G/LTE support. Battery wise, we’re looking at a rather low 2,400mAh. Standard storage capacity at 16GB with MicroSD slot for up to 128GB support.

Availability for the HTC Desire EYE starts this October with region specific launches rolling out onwards.

[accordion title=”HTC Desire EYE Specifications” id=”specs”]

  • SIZE: 151.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
    WEIGHT: 154 grams
    DISPLAY: 5.2 inch Full HD 1080p
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801
    2.3 GHz, quad-core CPUs
    Android™ with HTC Sense™
    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)
    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
    Proximity sensor
    Ambient Light sensor
    Gyro sensor
    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
    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 recording
    Dual LED Flash
    HTC BoomSound™
    Dual front-facing stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
    3 microphones for enhanced background noise cancellation
    Sense Voice
    Audio supported formats:
    • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .flac, .wav, .wma
    • Recording: .aac
    Video supported formats:
    • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .mkv, .wmv, .avi
    • Recording: .mp4
    Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
    Digital Compass
    Capacity: 2400 mAh
    Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
    Talk time: Up to 20 hours for 3G
    Standby timev: Up to 538 hours for 3G
    Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
    DC output: 5 V and 1.0 A



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