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HTC’s Desire Eye can do a lot more than just click high-res selfies

Sticking with leaks we’ve seen previously, HTC took the wraps off the Desire Eye smartphone at its Double Exposure event along with the RE action camera. The latest handset is the company’s first release that’s designed around the selfie tread and it’s quite an impressive one.

HTC already has a few selfie-worthy smartphones. The One M8 flagship and its variants have 5MP front-facing cameras, while the Desire 820 has a larger 8MP secondary sensor. But with the Desire Eye, the company has taken things a step further by throwing in a 13MP shooter and dual LED flash.

HTC Desire Eye

The rear is also given the same treatment with its own 13MP snapper and dual LED flash. But just high resolution sensors won’t do for HTC as the company has also created the Eye Experience which is a software suite designed to offer improved imaging. For a complete list of futures it introduces, make sure that you check out this link.

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The HTC Desire Eye doesn’t only do great selfies. Unlike most handsets in this category which are entry-level or mid-range at their best, the latest one from the Taiwanese OEM is no slouch and it’s as fast as a flagship smartphone. That’s mainly because the company hasn’t held back in the specs department.

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Here are the key specifications of the HTC Desire Eye:

– 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel display
– 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 SOC
– Android 4.4 KitKat w/ Sense 6
– 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage
– 13MP front and rear cameras w/ dual LED flash
– 154 grams weight
– 2400mAh battery

There’s no official price as yet for the HTC Desire Eye, but we do know that it will be releasing this month itself in the US, EMEA and Asia.