After all the waiting and making an appearance several times on the web via leaks, the selfie-centric high-end HTC Desire EYE is finally now official. With a 5.2” display and an huge 13MP secondary camera on the front-board, the Desire EYE is certainly a very promising device from the Taiwanese handset manufacturer.

Initially talking about its design, the HTC Deisre EYE is a two color unibody device with a 5.2” touch screen panel at the front packed within just 8.5mm of thickness. The front-facing Boom Sound speakers might now appear at the first glance and seem to have been bit hidden between the contrasting frame and the black bezels. Needless to say, the BoomSound speakers at the front have built-in audio amplifiers along with a trio of noise-cancelling microphones which are supported with the company own Sense Voice Technology for better reproduction of sound.

The 5.2 inch front IPS display comes with a pixel resolution of 1080×1920 pixels having a pixel density of 423ppi slightly more the HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z3 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. The device is powered with a powerful quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz. The 2GB of RAM on-board offers an seamless and excellent multi-tasking experience to its users. The device has a 16GB of on-board storage with 128GB of expandable storage via microSD card slot. The HTC Desire EYE comes with IPX certification which makes is water-proof in 1 meter deep water for a time-frame of 30 minutes. The smartphone is currently working on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat topped with HTC self-made Sense 6 UI at the top. The device is LTE enabled and comes with a battery capacity of 2400mAh offering 538 hours of standby mode of operation.

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Getting a bit more elaborative about the camera for the device, which is the major USP of the device, the front and back of the HTC Desire EYE offer a 13MP camera shooter with dual LED flash lights on both sides. The rear-camera has a wide angle BSI sensor with a 28mm lens and a f/2.0 aperture and the front-facing camera has a 22mm with a bit smaller aperture f/2.2. the front-facing camera has a auto-focus zoom in-out feature as well.

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The great thing about both these camera is that both of them are HDR capable with an ability to record 1080p videos. The camera abilities are showcased with a dedicated two-step button on the sides. HTC to support the powerful camera of the Desire EYE has also introduced a lot many software features and the HTC EYE Experience brings features like Face Tracking, Face Fusion, Split Capture, Screen Share, Auto Selfie, Live Makeup, Photo Booth, Voice Selfie and Crop Me In here. Take a look at the review of a re-action camera released by HTC.

There is a special introduced feature known as Split capture that uses the front-facing camera to take a picture and the rear camera to record a brief video simultaneously for recording a brief video. Another feature known as Voice Selfie allows users to take picture and record videos by saying any one of the supported voice commands.