Here's a close look at HTC One M8's dual-sensor rear camera


One of the novelties that HTC’s next-generation flagship Android smartphone will bring is a rear camera with two sensors. Call it a twin-sensor camera if you will. A new leaked image - coming from @evleaks and seemingly showing a press render of the upcoming smartphone - allows us to take a really close look at this dual-sensor camera.

As you can see above, there is certainly a dual LED flash next to the main camera sensor. Unfortunately, there's still no word on the two sensors' Megapixel count, and (for now) we can't know if this camera arrangement will enable us to take great photos. The 4MP UltraPixel snapper of the 2013 HTC One was a letdown for pretty much everyone, so we’re hoping that this year’s One flagship won’t disappoint again.

Expected to be called the All New HTC One, the upcoming handset will face some tough competition. For example, Samsung has its Galaxy S5, Sony introduced the Xperia Z2, and LG already started selling its G Pro 2 (which definitely has a great rear camera, as you can see in our review).

HTC will announce the new One smartphone on March 25. The handset is expected to be widely available around the world, and it should be sold by all major carriers in the US. What do you think, can this new HTC One take the world by storm? Or will it have the fate of last year's model (which, despite being highly praised, was not exactly a commercial success)?

source: @evleaks

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I like but they could done better in Designing the phone..

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

One is already enough in design, I Don't know why they change a little bit.

81. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

How can you make an assessment without seeing the output of the new camera function? It isn't a matter of design; there is a function that is being assessed.

89. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I can say m8 design is gorgeous except the more rounded corner than the HTC one. I still prefer the radius of corner of the HTC one..and also I hate that HTC logo.But I m so excited for the official unveiling of this phone...I'm so curious of the dual lens camera

91. Droiderr

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Don't be curious.. it might be a flop like the ultrapixel too..

96. gomulkaaa

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 02, 2011

Why are you such an ass? He can be curious if he wants to. You have no idea what you're talking about.

2. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

It looks beautiful! I like the metal brushing! God I'm excitedly new phones.

3. papss unregistered

The only thing I'm concerned about is why haven't the camera mp count been leaked.. Hope that s a good sign versus a bad sign

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's probably going to be two 5 MP sensors that will make one 13 MP image. It's Toshiba's technology; http://www.phonearena.com/news/Toshiba-announces-dual-5MP-camera-module-for-smartphones-and-tablets-with-stereo-3D-shots-and-digital-focus-in-tow_id50635

92. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

you r right bcuz toshibas' new sensor consists of two lenses. and I think htc is gonna fail this year.

93. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

2mp on front 4.x on back the extra camera/sensor are more of an aid for the main snapper or at least that's how they've been pushing it. And I don't really think upscaling an extra 3mil in pixels is a good idea

4. edisonbono

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

They could've added new information like MP count or sensor size. Nothing new here.

11. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

That flash looks familiar... hmm...

15. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

There is ALOT of bezel around that tiny camera lens!!! I am actually surprised at the size of the lenses, they look like two front facing cameras with crafted bezels in that picture. Was the 4MP lens on the HTC One that small?

17. edisonbono

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

What's the problem with bezels nowadays? It seems like its the next thing people complain about other than the phone's features.

84. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I don't see why the bezels on a camera would matter, I think it would be good as it might let a bit more light in (like what Liayana is saying) However, complaining about bezels on the front of the phone, especially the top and bottom, is very common now days because screens are so big. Therefore small bezels are needed to keep the size down. E.g. the Z2 is nearly a cm taller than the G2 (both same screen size).

28. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

they know what they doing there is a reason for it it might help in low light pictures.

25. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Looks awesome. Can't wait to pick up this beast. Just release it HTC, I'm ready to upgrade.

78. GeekMovement unregistered

the F? o_O... OT: Personally think the rear of the new HTC flagship looks great. I can't wait for the announcement.

80. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Looks pathetic. Really, HTC? The size of the sensor looks like two VGA cameras. :)))

82. geordie8t1 unregistered

As another user already pointed out. This camera setup is some kind of dual setup, maybe even toshibas dual 5mp setup, for lytro ish effects and of controlling the depth of field post processing, I found one picture of the way it works with the toshiba module and the initial result was amazing, I have been a samsung owner for years but my head is turned now, with sony, lg and htc offering a killer device each, it's maybe time to let go of the once great phone, here's Hoping the f series comes true......

83. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That looks horrible. The back of the HTC One was already busy enough. This is super cluttered.

87. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Haters gonna hate.

94. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Adding an extra camera and flash makes it looks super cluttered? What about LG's 3 extra buttons in addition to a camera and flash? Or Samsung's heartbeat sensor?

85. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Meh,,,........

88. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think this HTC won't be much better than last year's. The LG G3 seems promising though.

95. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Is there no one else that notices the led flashes are colored? To me looks like green & amber colors.

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