At HTC's Double Exposure event in New York we saw the launch of the Desire EYE, a smartphone with a serious focus on the camera. HTC has silently put a listing for the HTC One (M8 EYE) on their chinese web store. The HTC One (M8 EYE) is essentially the same as the HTC One (M8) that launched earlier this year, but with one major hardware difference. HTC's 4MP UltraPixel sensor has been replaced by Sony's 13MP IMX214, the same sensor used on the HTC Butterfly 2 and the HTC Desire EYE. Unlike the Desire EYE, the front-facing camera is still a 5MP sensor.

Based on the photos on the website, the HTC One (M8 EYE) also has the new HTC EYE Experience features like Face Fusion, HTC Split Capture, and advanced face tracking features for conferencing.

The fact that this is a fairly silent launch from HTC seems to suggest that this may be a device destined only for the Chinese market. 

Source: HTC

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  • marc1000 - Thursday, October 9, 2014 - link

    what is the difference on that camera?? Reply
  • nsiltane - Thursday, October 9, 2014 - link

    The switch from Omnivision OV4688 to Sony IMX214 sensor. Both are physically about the same size so the optics are likely to remain the same. Reply
  • craighamilton - Saturday, December 6, 2014 - link

    I wonder why they didn't announce it. It might had been one of the top rated phone as well, just like the M8 ( as seen at http://www.topreport.org/phones/ for instance...) Reply
  • tipoo - Thursday, October 9, 2014 - link

    Why would they not make this a bigger announcement! The camera was the one biggest hamper on the One M8, otherwise it was an amazing phone. Will have to check out reviews on this when they come out. Reply
  • tipoo - Thursday, October 9, 2014 - link

    Oh, drat. Chinese market only...Come on, HTC. Reply
  • pjcamp - Sunday, October 12, 2014 - link

    HTC seems to be hell bent on leaving the US market. They must have a whole division devoted to figuring out better paths to bankruptcy. Basically the only reason I passed the M8 by was the camera. Now that they've fixed it, they've decided not to let me give them my money. Crazy. Reply
  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - link

    Lack of OIS was a major deterrent for me, this doesn't seem to have been fixed. Reply
  • ritwik - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - link

    I will still prefer Huawei's Honor 6 in comparison to HTC One M8 You can see a detailed comparison here http://wp.me/p5cjTD-c Reply
  • ritwik - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - link

    I will still prefer Huawei's Honor 6 in comparison to HTC One M8 You can see a detailed comparison here http://wp.me/p5cjTD-c Reply

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