Word on the street is that HTC will launch a new smartphone sometime next month. The upcoming device goes by the name of HTC M8 Eye and looks to be a variation of the company’s popular flagship, the HTC One M8. The only notable difference seems to be the primary shooter, which is a 13MP Duo Camera. However, this new device doesn’t seem to feature the Ultrapixel technology that’s present on the flagship. While the Ultrapixel camera is capable of capturing high quality photos, not everybody was happy with this technology. A lot of people prefer more pixels rather than bigger ones and it looks like HTC finally listened to the consumer feedback. But keep in mind that this is just a rumor for now so take it with a grain of salt until HTC comes out and confirms it.
M8_EYE is M8 with 13MP Duo camera.It's coming next month with Android 4.4.4 and Sense 6.0 on board. Die ultrapixels, die 🙂 LOL
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 26, 2014
As seen above, the leaker also mentions that the HTC M8 Eye will run on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system with the Sense 6.0 user interface. Aside from that, the new smartphone should be identical to the flagship, although there are rumors saying that the HTC M8 Eye will also feature a 5.2-inch display, which is bigger than the One’s 5.0-inch panel. The resolution should be the same though, namely 1080 x 1920 pixels. The regular HTC One M8 also comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor running at 2.3 GHz complete with Adreno 33o GPU and 2 GB of RAM. Other specs include 5 MP secondary camera, 2,600 mAh battery and 16GB/32GB internal storage memory options with microSD support that allows for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
All in all, we should see the very same specs on the HTC M8 Eye as well, save for the camera and possibly the display. The device is expected to be unveiled sometime during mid-October and we should see it in stores by the end of that month.