HTC One successor, M8, might come with 5-megapixel front camera

HTC One successor, M8, to come with 5-megapixel front camera
HTC One’s successor, the rumored HTC M8, is now said to come with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a huge increase over the 2.1-megapixel front shooter of the One, according to HTC insider and developer @LlabTooFer. That’s rumored to be a recent development, as earlier whispers pointed to a 2-megapixel shooter, that’s now allegedly been upgraded in the last moment. Keep in mind that this is merely a rumor, not an official confirmation, so take it with the usual grain of salt.

This higher-resolution camera is rumored to be a wide-angle one that would allegedly allow more people (up to four) to fit in the frame, which should be useful for video chats.

Just a few hours ago, a leaked image surfaced showing a radical, new dual-camera setup on the HTC M8, and a virtually unchanged design. We have seen dual-camera smartphones a few years ago when 3D image capture was all the rage, but this twin-sensor camera is said to actually have a goal different than 3D shooting. Its main use is said to be to gather depth information in an image, allowing you to select your focus after you capture the image. This should result in an image file that’s all in focus by default. A tap on that already produced image, however, would allow you to specify the focused object and blur the rest, an effect similar to that in a Lytro camera.

The rest of the HTC M8 specifications have surfaced from multiple unofficial sources, and nearly all of them concede on the following:

  • 5-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel LCD display (on-screen buttons)
  • Android 4.4 KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0
  • Dual-sensor camera
  • Snapdragon 800 (likely, an improved, MSM8974ab/ac chip)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Adreno 330 graphics

What do you think about the rumored 5-megapixel front camera on the HTC M8, is that something that matters for you?

source: @LlabTooFer

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