The past few weeks saw an abundance of confusion pertaining to HTC’s October 8 Double Exposure event in New York (that was Wednesday this week, for the calendrically challenged), and the suggestion that the focus might’ve been something called the One M8 Eye, essentially a One M8 with a 13MP rear camera. Zuh?
The announcement retroactively makes sense of those HTC One M8 Eye rumours; while the phone itself mightn’t make much sense commercially, we did see some pretty convincing press shots. And indeed, IT’S ALIVE.
Interestingly, the One M8 Eye marks the second high-end HTC phone to launch this week without UltraPixels, though Engadget reckons it’s still a thing; HTC just wants to give consumers “choice” apparently. Er, so the choice between a 13MP rear camera or a 4MP UltraPixel one. Gotcha. I think.
Otherwise the HTC One M8 Eye is literally identical to the existing HTC One M8, right down to the dimensions (146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm).
And hey, in case you weren’t already confused enough, the HTC One M8 Eye also has identical specs to the HTC Butterfly 2, but without the IPX7-certified resistance to dust and water, and with a metallic body.
Confused? Me too. We don’t need to worry about those other phones too much though, as the plain old One M8 will hold down the fort in the UK, with a little help from the aforementioned HTC Desire Eye and its 13MP front camera.