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HTC Desire EYE available exclusively on Three

The HTC Desire EYE will be coming exclusively to Three alongside the Taiwanese manufacturer’s RE handheld camera.

HTC announced the Desire EYE yesterday. The handset’s biggest feature is its inclusion of 13-megapixel cameras on both the back and front of the device, allowing you to take high-quality selfies in addition to top-quality rear snaps.

Three’s deal will include unlimited 4G data and all the other perks current customers currently enjoy: such as Feel at Home in 16 destinations around the world so you don’t have to worry about racking up a massive bill when you’re on holiday in places such as the USA, France, Italy and Australia.

The HTC Desire Eye features two 13-megapixel cameras
The HTC Desire EYE features two 13-megapixel cameras

Sylvia Chind, head of devices at Three said: “We are delighted that Three is the exclusive operator partner for the HTC Desire EYE in the UK. The new RE Camera opens up a new world of creative opportunity and by utilising the many editing and upload features, our customers can share their videos and photos effortlessly across our reliable network.”

Other highlight imaging features include HTC’s updated Zoe video editing tool, Split Capture – which allows you to divide a single image between the front and back cameras and Crop-Me-In that takes a selfie and background image at the same time, superimposing part of one into the other.

These ‘EYE’ features will also be heading to other HTC devices including the HTC One (M7), HTC One (M8), HTC One (E8), HTC One Mini and HTC One Mini 2.

The RE handheld camera is a device designed to capture action on the go, like the better-known GoPro. It pairs with iOS and Android devices for operation (you won’t find a screen or any buttons on the device) and offers a 16-megapixel sensor with ultra-wide 146 degree angle fixed-focus lens.

Three hasn’t announced when the Desire EYE or the RE Camera will become available to purchase, although it’s pretty likely the exclusivity period will only be for a limited time as is usually the case with network exclusives.