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HTC Desire Eye: a front-facing camera designed for selfies

Oct 17, 2014

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For would-be photographers the latest smartphones are incredibly powerful tools for capturing spontaneous moments on the go. With each new generation offering a new height of visual fidelity with which to preserve life’s fleeting details. Those innovations aren’t just being applied to the “traditional” rear camera, but also to the front facing camera that’s often used for that underrated art form – the selfie.

HTC has just announced that their next smartphone, the HTC Desire Eye, will be the precision instrument that Selfie Artists have been waiting for. Powered by a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of built-in storage, the Desire Eye runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat). The device sports a 5.2-inch 1080p LCD screen.

Of course, the key differentiator on the Desire Eye are the two 13MP cameras—the standard rear-facing camera, and now an equally powerful front-facing selfie-cam as well—both have dual-LED flash, microphones and are able to record 1080p video at 30fps. That means high-quality video calls as well. Plus some new software features to take advantage of the dual-cameras like Split-Capture, Crop-Me-In (which adds the user’s face to a pic shot with the rear camera) and a face-tracking crop mode that can handle up to four people in the same room at once.

The HTC Desire Eye is expected to be available later this year through AT&T.