Oct 9th, 2014

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AT&T seems to be the one carrier who won’t hesitate to try something new. The company has confirmed they’ll be exclusively offering HTC’s latest phone announced just yesterday — the HTC Desire EYE — as well as the RE camera. The former is expected to be on store shelves by holiday season which is rather quick turnaround. Unfortunately HTC didn’t sound as sure about the RE camera as they only designated its launch window as “later this year.”

It’s too early for pricing and availability information for the Desire EYE, though we already know that the RE camera is coming in at a starting price of about $200. The former is a smartphone that places a ton of emphasis on the front-facing camera.

Whereas most phones are fine enough with 2-5 megapixels, the HTC Desire EYE slaps a 13 megapixel beast on the front. That sensor is accompanied by dual-LED flash to make sure lowlight situations aren’t as big of an issue as they typically are with front-facing sensors. Who’d ever thought selfies would get so serious?

The RE camera is a new product category for HTC — an activity camera that you can take on hiking trips, underwater snorkeling shenanigans and more. It’s set to rival something like the GoPro line, with much of its uniqueness coming with the ability to automatically sync photos and video with an Android or iOS device and edit all your memories with HTC Zoe (which is now available on all Android devices).

More information regarding the launch of these two devices ought not be far out so we’ll be keeping a close eye on the newswire and rumor mill for more details. Will you be picking either of these up once they’re available later this year?

[via AT&T]

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