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HTC Apparently Working on Selfie Focused Smartphone, to Hit AT&T Later This Year

June 5, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

When we reviewed the HTC One (M8) we were pretty impressed with the device’s capabilities when it came to taking photos and unless you’re looking to print off your mobile photography to hang on a wall, the M8 is one of the best options out there for just shooting away. While there are two camera sensors on the rear of the M8, that’s not where all of the action is happening, as there’s a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera as well. This is what is used when you hit the selfie mode in the device’s camera software and it’s a very good camera for taking photos, but it looks like HTC is looking to do even further.

According to @evleaks, the Taiwanese company is currently working on a smartphone to take the best selfies a smartphone has ever taken and that the device is to launch during Q4 on AT&T. So, I guess it’s come to this, right? Manufacturers creating devices just for “the #selfie”. As much as we might dislike such a thing, the selfie has become a part of modern culture and we can’t really blame HTC for wanting to get a piece of that pie. With the device heading to AT&T, it’s more than likely that the device will be an exclusive and somewhat mid-range device.

This isn’t the first time that HTC has developed a specialized smartphone for AT&T’s network, anybody remember the HTC First? No, well how about a review to refresh your memory? A more accessible, more affordable device that takes great selfies could end up being a hit during the golden quarter, but it could also go the same way as the First. With no telling what specs are involved or what the price tag might be, we don’t have much to go on. Still, I’m pretty sure that a “#slefiephone” would sell to the average consumer pretty well with the right marketing from AT&T and HTC.