For the past few week’s we’ve been hearing non-stop rumors about an upcoming HTC One (M8) variant called the M8 EYE that promises to replace the phone’s 4-Ultrapixel camera with a 13-megapixel shooter. Now it looks like the company could be planning to release more than one EYE device this year after reports of a Desire Eye leaked out this morning.
Today’s news comes from Twitter tipster @upleaks, who claims HTC is also planning to update is plastic Desire lineup with a selfie-focused smartphone. The device will apparently come equipped with two 13-megapixel cameras, one on the front and another on the back, along with a Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a removable 2400mAh battery. The Desire Eye may also be water resistant with an IPX7 rating.
HTC Desire Eye(a.k.a EYE); S801 2.3GHz*4, 5.2″ FHD, 13MP/13MP, 2GB/32GB, 2400mAh removable, Sense 6 for EYE, IPX7
— @upleaks (@upleaks) October 3, 2014
There’s no word on when the Desire Eye will be announced, but the company is holding a big event next week in New York so it’s possible HTC could make it official in the very near future. @upleaks also claims the company is planning to upgrade a handful of its current smartphones with new “selfie-specialized functions,” though it sounds like that could simply mean improved camera software released alongside Android L later this year.