HTC Eye to be launched in the US on November 7 as an AT&T exclusive – coming to the UK in mid- to late-November

US network operator AT&T has announced that it will exclusively offer the HTC Eye, the Taiwanese phone maker’s selfie-centric smartphone on the 7th of November.

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The press release reads:

Get the Desire EYE and RE by HTC in time for the holidays. AT&T1 today confirmed that the HTC Desire EYE and RE will be available for purchase beginning Nov. 7 at www.att.com and in AT&T retail stores.

Purchase the HTC Desire EYE in Coral Reef (white) for $0 down on an AT&T Next plan for $22.92 per month on AT&T Next 182 or $27.50 per month on AT&T Next 12.2 You can also get the smartphone for $149.99 with a two-year agreement3 or at no annual commitment for $549.99.4

Additionally, customers can save $50 on a RE by HTC, a 16MP point and shoot camera, when they purchase the HTC Desire EYE on an AT&T Next plan or a two-year agreement.5

“Optimized for taking selfies, HTC Desire EYE is AT&T’s first smartphone with a 13MP front-facing camera and a dual LED flash,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T. “Both HTC Desire EYE and RE have many great features that allow you to capture your moments – all on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,6 covering more than 300 million Americans.”

HTC Desire EYE comes outfitted with a powerful 2.3 GHz Quad-Core processor, a 2400mAh battery, 16GB of on-board storage7 and up to 128GB additional storage with a microSDcard (sold separately).

Check out the AT&T Mobile Minute for HTC Desire EYE. Additional key features include:

  • Picture Perfect: With a front and rear facing 13MP camera, capture high-resolution moments and see them on an immense 5.2-inch full High Definition display (1080p); the quintessential smartphone for taking selfies. You can also capture more background and wider group shots with an 88 degree front-facing wide-angle lens, complemented with full-power dual LED flash.

  • Video Camera for Every Move: Equipped with hands-free face-tracking, dynamic cropping, and noise cancellation, the HTC Desire EYE keeps you in frame and in the spotlight, following you where you go. With your face and upper body always in-frame and presented in the best light during video chats, people can clearly focus on you and hear you instead of being distracted by background action and noise.

  • Immersive BoomSound Audio: For powerful and balanced sound, the HTC Desire EYE comes with HTC BoomSound dual front-facing stereo speakers. Plus a built-in amplifier boosts volume projected toward you.

In the UK, the HTC Eye is still listed as “coming soon.” According to previous reports, the smartphone will be available from HTC’s online shop as well as Carphone Warehouse and Three. HTC said that the SIM-free version will set you back £350 and will be released from mid- to late-November.

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