Smartphone manufacturer HTC has just released a newer version of their flagship device, the One M8. The revision, called the One M8 “Eye,” features a camera-centric design more suitable for those who love taking pictures and recording video with their phones.
The M8 Eye improves upon the base design by adding a new 13 megapixel camera rather than the simple 4mp “UltraPixel” rear shooter on the original. Furthermore, the 5 megapixel front camera boasts the ability to record video in full HD.
As far as other hardware, the M8 Eye looks pretty much the same. The phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz, 2GB of memory, 16GB of storage, an Adreno 330 graphics processor, and a 2600 mAh battery. The internal storage is also expandable by the user via a MicroSD card slot.
Along with the M8 Eye, HTC also released the Desire Eye, another photography-focused variant of their popular devices. The One M8 Eye includes a 5 inch HD display with a resolution of 1920x1080p, whereas the Desire Eye features a screen with the same resolution but a slightly larger 5.2 inch size. The phones both boast the same processor, GPU, memory, and storage capacity.
The differences between the M8 Eye and Desire Eye come down to the M8’s larger battery and 4G capabilities (in some regions), and the Desire’s slightly smaller form factor and added water resistance. The two phones were unveiled at the Double Exposure event just days ago.
Along with the new 13 megapixel camera, the One M8 Eye is also built with HTC’s Eye Experience software in mind. This proprietary program gives users complete control over their cameras, allowing photographers to optimize pictures to their liking.
Some of the other features of Eye Experience include functions like multiple face-tracking, split-screen camera use (allowing the user to utilize both the front and rear cameras at the same time), and of course, easier selfie-taking with voice commands.
The HTC One M8 Eye will retail in India for a price of ₹38,990.