Taiwan's leading smartphone manufacturer HTC on Friday expanded its premium lineup in India with a launch of HTC One M8 Eye. The One M8 Eye will be made available in India starting next week at a price of Rs. 38,990.
HTC recently revealed the Desire Eye alongside its Re action camera at an October 8 event in New York, but didn't mention the arrival of the One M8 Eye - a special variant of the original HTC One (M8). Now, India is the second country after China where HTC has launched the One M8 Eye.
HTC One M8 Eye is cosmetically similar to the One (M8), which went on sale in India earlier this year. It comes with a 5-inch FHD screen, a Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 with Sense 6.0, 16GB of storage space, a microSD card slot ( up to 128GB) and a 2600mAh battery fitted inside.
However, the only hardware difference is the UltraPixel camera has been replaced by a 13-megapixel camera, while the depth-of-field sensor and the 5-megapixel front camera remain unchanged. Both dual cameras are capable to record Full 1080p videos. Furthermore, HTC's newly introduced "Eye Experience "software will be preinstalled.
Unlike the One M8 Eye, however, the pricing for the HTC One (M8) remains unchanged, with many online retailers offering the device close to Rs. 41,000.
Other than the HTC One M8 Eye, the Taiwan-based company officially released the Desire Eye - its latest flagship handset under the Desire series. The HTC Desire Eye will be exclusively sold on Amazon, starting next month.
Off lately HTC's strategy has seen a tactical shift. The company no more ignores India - the world's third largest smartphone market after China and the U.S. Unlike its rivals, HTC is purely focusing on making mobile experience better for Indian consumers.
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