By now you’ve probably heard about HTC’s upcoming new device called the HTC M8 Eye, a phone that will be much like the HTC M8 and also reportedly the HTC Butterfly 2. The word is that the M8 Eye will scrap the 4MP ultrapixel camera on the rear and instead HTC will be equipping it with a 13MP rear camera, rumored to be the same one on the Butterfly 2, but it will keep the Duo camera and metal body that we see on the HTC One M8. Recently we had heard that the device would possibly be limited to China and India releases, and just the other day we saw a leak of what appeared to be a listing for the device rendered in a Chinese ad.
The latest on the HTC M8 Eye sees it getting certified from TENNA, more specifically this is the model HTC M8Ew. Presumably the HTC M8Ew is the model that is supposed to be headed to India, as it supports the regions networks frequency bands. If that’s the case and it likely is, the HTC M8Et which was certified by TENNA back at the end of august is likely the model meant for the Chinese markets, which supports the Chinese bands. The idea of the HTC M8 Eye should be to provide a better photo experience inside of a device like the original HTC One M8 but still keep the high-end specs and hardware. Although it has a 13MP rear camera with the duo camera for the added depth of field effects, there is still no way for us to know whether or not it will actually take a better picture.
On the front side of things the M8 Eye is sporting a 5MP camera, the same as we found on on the front of the original M8. The device is the sporting a screen that is the same size of the HTC One M8, a 5.2-inch display and it should be running the Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, and probably the same battery on the inside. According to TENNA it has the same storage options as the M8, and at least this model meant for the Indian market is slated to get six total colors of the HTC M8 Eye in red, blue, silver, gold, gray, and orange. The M8 Eye just might be the HTC flagship that we were hoping for here in the states. Hopefully down the road we’ll get some sort of variant of the phone launched in the U.S.