Rumours and leaks oftentimes paint a remarkably accurate picture of as-yet-unannounced smartphones, but even still, the HTC One M8 Eye is one of the worst kept secrets in recent memory.
Before making its official debut at Double Exposure (seriously, is there any point?), the HTC One M8 Eye has passed its TENAA exam over in China.
For those unfamiliar with TENAA (nothing to do with TENA Lady, incidentally), it’s essentially the Chinese equivalent of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where new phones are given the stamp of approval before being unleashed upon the unsuspecting (or fully suspecting, in this case) public.
An accompanying trio of mugshots confirms exactly what we’ve been told to date: that the HTC One M8 Eye looks nigh on identical to the One M8 we already know and love. Heck, even the dimensions are the same at 146 × 70.6 × 9.4 mm.
For what it’s worth, the HTC One M8 Eye is slightly lighter than the base model, at 157g vs. 160g. For the record, 3g is lighter than a sheet of A4 paper. True story.
The only difference, again, is the rear camera. Where the HTC One M8 has a 4MP UltraPixel camera, the HTC One M8 Eye will have a more orthodox snapper at 13MP.
Double Exposure goes down on Wednesday next week, where we’re also expecting to meet a waterproof action camera.