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HTC Desire EYE announced: the selfie phone

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HTC Desire EYE
HTC Desire EYE

At a launch event in New York today HTC announced the HTC Desire EYE, a phone aimed at people who love to take pictures of themselves.

The Desire EYE is a high spec phone and comes with two 13 megapixel cameras, one on the front and one on the back, as well as two dual-LED flashes – one for each camera. The top specs don’t stop there. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 801 with 2GB RAM and has a 5.2-inch full-HD screen, microSD and 4G – similar specs to the flagship HTC One M8.

Unlike the M8, though, the HTC Desire EYE has a plastic unibody design that allows it to be IPX7 water-resistant. It will come in two versions – a two-tone blue and a red and white version.

The focus is on those dual cameras, though, and HTC has provided a number of software enhancements to add plenty of functionality to your selfies.

The Desire EYE can track up to four faces during video calling and zoom into them ensuring you’re always in frame and you can even screen share. These tricks can be used on any video calling app like Skype.

The dual cameras also allow for simultaneous photos and videos to be shot in split screen mode so equal footing is given to both. The Crop-Me-In feature, on the other hand, lets you add yourself to whatever you’re shooting using the rear camera.

Read more about the HTC Desire EYE in our hands on review

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