It’s the first of its kind, a smartphone with a whopping 13MP camera on both the front and back of the phone. The HTC Desire Eye is the ultimate selfie phone, boasting the highest quality and size images available on a front camera. Another step has been taken in the world of smartphone technology, something entirely new has been launched. The tradition has always been to have a weaker camera on the front than back, but HTC have shaken this assumption up with its Desire Eye.
Ahead of the Game?
Some people would argue that a 13MP selfie camera is unnecessary, a gimmick, but HTC have pushed the boat out and done something unprecedented in the smartphone market. Whether it will be a success or not is hard to say, but if people warm to the idea of selfies being of the same quality as photos taken with a rear camera, HTC could change the way other manufacturers make their smartphones.
What We Know So Far
So what can we expect to be inside the phone? Well it’s going to be pretty powerful, with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM, putting it up there with the Samsung flagship phones. Other things we know is that it has a 5.2” 1080p HD screen, measures 6” high, 2.9” wide, and 0.32” thick, and weighs 5.4 ounces. Oh, and it’s likely to be out sometime next month, so until November comes take a look at the official HTC release video for the Desire Eye below:
Alternatives for Selfie Lovers
Besides the HTC Desire Eye there are quite a few other phones capitalising on the popularity of selfies, and here are two of them:
Sony Xperia C3 – The C3 has a 5MP camera, which doesn’t quite match the Desire Eye, but it does take exceptionally good selfies with its wide angle lens and is one of the few smartphones on the market that has a front LED flash too.
Nokia Lumia 735 – When the Lumia 735 came out is was advertised as a selfie phone, and it does a great job. A 5MP camera with wide angle lens makes it perfect for taking group photos with, but there is no flash on this one. That said, it is a mid-market phone, so much easier on the bank balance than some high-end smartphones out there.
Things could start changing fast, so we’ll keep you posted on the selfie smartphone trend, and whether other phone manufacturers take on HTC with a megapixel matched front and back camera.