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HTC Tipped To Launch New Desire Eye, Go Pro Competitor As Profits Climb

HTC Tipped To Launch New Desire Eye, Go Pro Competitor As Profits Climb

The announcement of a new addition to the HTC range will be made according to Twitter smartphone leaker @Upleaks on Wednesday the 8th New York time, the 9th in Australia when HTC will hold a major press event for the launch of a new Go Pro competitor, camera which is very slick but I cannot tell you anything about it till later this week.

A key feature of the new HTC Desire Eye will be a vastly improved 13-megapixel camera with some tipping a 20 megapixel camera similar to the Sony Z3.

According to @Upleaks, the device will feature a 5.2-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.3GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2,400mAh removable battery and a significantly upgraded camera.

HTC is set to have a big media event on October 8th in New York. In its invitation for the event HTC teased that the event would have a focus on “double exposure,” which means more than one camera. 

SmartHouse will be at the event in New York.

On Friday HTC announced strong Q2 profits due to improved sales of their HTC One M8.

The Taiwanese company announced on Thursday that it had made an operating profit of NT$2.26 billion after tax for the period, which works out to around A88 million.

It marks the first period of profit for some time, after three consecutive quarterly losses.

The main reason for this turn-around, is the HTC One M8 which according to Telstra executives is proving to be extremely popular in Australia. 

One M8, released in March as the company’s main product for the year, helped drive the largest monthly revenue growth since 2011.

Beyond M8, a high-end thin, metallic handset released in March, HTC is also looking to its mid-end Desire series to sustain sales momentum throughout the year. Wearable devices and a tablet may also be released later in the year along with a new Go Pro competitor.  

HTC shares rose 1.1 percent to close at NT$138.50 in Taipei.

HTC is cutting operating expenses by reducing marketing costs.