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HTC posts a teaser pic of the killer new smartphone it will launch this week

HTC One M8 Eye Picture

Rejoice, HTC fans: Your favorite smartphone OEM is about to give you the smartphone camera you’ve been clamoring for. HTC on Monday posted a teaser picture on its Twitter account that seemingly shows off its newest smartphone that will reportedly feature a 13-megapixel camera that will mark a vast improvement over the camera found in its HTC One (M8) flagship phone.

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You can see the top camera lens seems to look larger than the one we see on the HTC One (M8), which would make sense given how the new camera is supposed to represent a massive improvement over the one on HTC’s last flagship phone.

According to recent leaks, the new device — which has been referred to as either the HTC One (M8) Eye or the HTC Desire Eye — 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 the aforementioned 13-megapixel camera.

Although the HTC One (M8) has been one of our favorite smartphones released so far this year, we found that its camera quality really lagged behind the cameras found in the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S5, among others. With this in mind, HTC is getting ready to unveil a new device that will address this criticism by combining a vastly improved camera with the killer hardware design that has earned the company so much praise.

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 likely hints it will be camera-centric in some way.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.