HTC One M8 Eye unveiled after all as Asian exclusive

HTC One M8 Eye unveiled after all as Asian exclusiveThe 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?

A late rumour burst correctly told us to instead expect the HTC Desire Eye and the HTC Re, but it turns out the HTC One M8 Eye is also a thing, having just popped up in China.

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.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 10, 2014 at 17:17

Oh boy....

tapi  Oct. 11, 2014 at 16:38

Oh boy....
I can never read that without hearing the beginning of quantum leap in my head.

nope, in case you were wondering - I've nothing relevant to add :D

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 11, 2014 at 17:08

good :p


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