The whole UltraPixel thing has been a tough sell for HTC. As far as the spec sheet is concerned, the flagship One (M8) has a 4MP rear camera and that’s the end of that. You can hardly expect Joe Average to stand and listen to a full-on lecture explaining why it’s not really just 4MP.
There are signs, however, that Ultrapixels might soon be a thing of the past, with the camera-focused HTC M8 Eye supposedly rocking a plain old 13MP rear camera.
That’s the story according to MaximusHD ROM Developer LlabTooFeR, and a statement made on good old twitter.
The tweet in question sounds a little something like this: “M8_EYE is M8 with 13MP Duo camera.It's coming next month with Android 4.4.4 and Sense 6.0 on board. Die ultrapixels, die :) LOL”
The HTC Eye is one of the front-runners for launch at HTC’s mysterious Double Exposure event, which goes down in New York on October 8 – just over a week from now.
Previously rumoured HTC Eye specs include a 5.2in 1080p display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, so we’re definitely talking flagship territory.
Presumably there’ll be some other unique selling point on the HTC Eye. We can’t see it simply being an HTC One (M8) with a slightly different camera; would that really justify a high-profile launch event? We think not. Perhaps it’ll be waterproof or something, too.
Full story one week from Wednesday.