There has been very little hype in the run up to the launch of HTC's latest smartphone, the HTC Desire Eye. However don't be fooled by the low key launch as HTC have just unveiled a really fantastic new handset.

The HTC Desire Eye is a superb all-round smartphone. The unusual name is a nod to the recent move from smartphone manufacturers towards making devices with enhanced selfie-taking features. The premium Desire Eye comes with a stunning 5.2-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 resolution) display and boasts a solid and stylish two-tone design. As you would expect from HTC, it's packed full of high quality specs and is also dust and water proof for added durability.

The HTC Desire Eye features many of the specs we've come to love from HTC including the dual BoomSound front-facing speakers. However, the most striking feature about the Desire Eye is  its two 13-megapixel cameras - yes it has a 13-megapixel front facing snapper as well as one on the rear and they both come with dual-LED flash each, autofocus and HDR. And that's not the only thing that makes this phone ideal for selfie fanatics - HTC have also created some fun new camera modes. You could have hours of entertainment with 'Crop-Me-In' (which as the name suggests enables you to stick a picture of yourself into an existing photo), Photo Booth, Split Capture (where you can combine photos or video from both cameras_ and Face Fusion. The Desire Eye is also a great asset for video chat as the large front-facing camera can include up to 4 people and can even give each person their own frame.

The inside of the Desire Eye is also impressive and very powerful. It boasts the latest Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.3GHz processor together with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage which can be expanded with a microSD card. There's also a decent 2400mAh battery which gives around 20 hours of 3G talk time.

HTC will also be making their camera software available for all Android and iOS smartphone users - their soon to be released Zoe App which will include all their latest camera software. Look out for it in appstores over the next couple of weeks.