HTC will go back to making dual camera phones in 2018

HTC was one of the first companies to start making phones with two rear cameras working in tandem to create a better image, but rather than expanding on that technology and making it better, it gave up on it.

The HTC One M8 had a dual camera system way back in 2014, with the second camera used for measuring depth and making it possible to create a depth effect, not unlike what we have on modern phones.

Well, it will go back to making dual-camera phones next year, in 2018. HTC will “definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone next year, but we'll need to figure out how to make this feature stand out,” the company's smartphone division president, Chialin Chang, said.

Originally, HTC phones used the depth data to allow users to switch the focus on an image and also provided a bokeh effect, but did not have a dedicated portrait mode that would make a clear distinction between a persona and the background, like modern smartphones. What's interesting is that today it seems that HTC is not quite certain what it should do with a dual camera system. What it knows, though, is that it will be making a phone with such a system on board.

source: Engadget 



1. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Sure hope HTC will make a come back with the U11 plus. Much of current android smartphone tech was pioneered by them a decade ago.

2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I consider the One M8 and the 10 to be HTC's last good phone. Hope that the U11+ will help them get back on track.

3. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 170; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

I guess everyone forgot about the HTC Evo 3D. Loved that 3D effect!

4. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

I hope this new dual-camera device is more like the U11+ just with dual cameras. I love the design, just with smaller bezels this time!

5. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Im actually waiting for Google to implement dual camera on the Pixel 3's. They have the best software bokeh that matches dual cameras. Imagine how much better that can get with more data from a second sensor and Google's amazing machine learning software. Plus a second camera adds another feautre, its not just for bokeh. Adds 2x zoom or wide angle. I wonder what company will introduce 3 cameras, wide, normal, and zoom.

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