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HTC Unveils New Camera ‘RE’ And ‘Selfie’ Phone, HTC Desire Eye

HTC Unveils New Camera ‘RE’ And ‘Selfie’ Phone, HTC Desire Eye

RE comes with a16MP sensor and full HD video recording while the HTC Desire Eye includes 13MP front and rear cameras.

Smartphone maker HTC has announced plans to expand its product line with the launch of its first camera, RE.

A small handheld camera that has a cylindrical design, RE features a high-res 16MP CMOS sensor, Full HD (1080p) video recording, 146 degree wide-angle lens and slow-motion and time lapse recording.

Weighing 65.5 grams, the camera comes with a 820 mAh rechargeable battery, which will allow for the capture of 1,200 16MP photos and one hour 40 min of continuous FHD video recording, and 8GB memory, with the option to use a microSD memory card for up to 128GB of additional storage.

It also includes a built-in grip sensor that instantly activates the camera on pick up and a single shutter button that allows one tap to capture photos and a longer press for video recording.

The camera is priced $199.99 in the US, but not yet available to pre-order in the UAE.

The RE app, available on Android and iOS, features a remote live viewfinder and a playback mode, and will also back everything up to the user’s phone or the cloud automatically.

HTC also confirmed that in the future, RE will offer real-time video streaming to YouTube.

“Today, HTC is once again changing the way that people think about technology,” said Peter Chou, CEO, HTC Corporation.

Along with the new camera, the company also launched the HTC Desire Eye, a new selfie-focussed phone, a new mobile imaging software called HTC EYE Experience, and Zoe, a video editing community.

The Eye, the new top-of-the-range HTC Desire model, features 13MP front and rear cameras with BSI sensors that work well in low-light conditions, and dual-LED flashes.

The 5.2-inch dual-colour, waterproof phone also features a full HD display and three microphones and comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 4G connectivity.

The phone will include the newly launched HTC EYE Experience and Zoe.

Features of the HTC EYE Experience include face tracking; a Split Capture function that allows simultaneous capture of photos and videos on the front and back cameras; Crop-Me-In – which allows for greater editing options; Voice Selfie; face fusion and Live Makeup.

The new Zoe collaborative video-editing app allows users to edit their photos and videos and remix options with their friends.

Zoe 1.0 is available free of charge on Android and will soon be available on iOS, HTC said.

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