Leaked photo from the HTC One's camera hits Flickr

Leaked photo from the HTC One's camera hits Flickr
By now, you probably know that the HTC M7 is going to be called the HTC One. A tweet from reliable source @evleaks helped to spread that information. Now, @evleaks has tweeted a picture. It's not just any photo, but one that is said to have been taken by the camera on the HTC One. Another thing that you probably recall is that the camera on the device is going to be marketed as having 4.3UP, or ultrapixels. Three 4.3MP layers are wrapped over the camera sensor to produce a sharper picture with better color representation.

The EXIF data from the picture tweeted by@evleaks shows that it comes from a device called the HTC One,although EXIF data can be easily faked. The data did not show the resolution of the photo, but recent shots taken by the account user, sq030, showed resolution of 1520 x 2688, or about 4.1MP. But only the most recent photo shows that it was taken by the HTC One. The user seems to be a quality assurance employee at HTC.

HTC plans on really playing up the ultrapixel camera for the device, and the fun and games should start on February 19th when HTC holds a press conference at which time the phone will be announced.

source: Twitter via AndroidAuthority

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1. garyyad

Posts: 10; Member since: May 22, 2012

nothing intresting there

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

It would be a nice camera right, But in Mobile World Congress, everyone would be busy for what will Nokia produce.. For the camera sector, No competition with the Pureview at all.

4. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

It still takes pictures that are good enough quality for anyone that doesn't thrive for maximum quality... Very few people buy a phone because the camera, if you want a good camera you get a camera not a phone.

8. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I'm always in need for a great camera and I can't hold my camera wherever I go . So , the best thing is to have a great phone camera that enables you to have magnificent pictures the time you like.

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm sorry, but it's really hard to take someone named "johnnokia" seriously when they're talking about Nokia vs. any competitor.

20. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

even the so called "galaxy camera" produces lesser good quality photos than the galaxy s3. and the s3 is a phone that out performs the real camera. so whats your point?

26. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

another blockhead with an old argument.."but a stand alone camcoder"...give me a brake.

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

One problem, the Exif data, it says "date taken: Feb 8" but then says "date posted to flickr: Feb 7." How is that possible?


Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Advanced camera

6. tyger11

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Time difference between Asia and the west (Flickr) can easily account for that.

10. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

The camera is so good, it takes the pictures you want before you know you want them.

7. Feanor

Posts: 1421; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Does this mean that the pictures will be max. 4.3Mpx? Sorry, but in this case, no matter the pixel oversampling and the quality it brings, the final resolution will be a big handicap! Let's wait and see, because I cannot believe that HTC will make such obvious mistake...

12. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

How many pictures do you need that are over 1520 x 2688? The only reason people who need high resolution pictures are prophotographers and they wont be using a cell phone to take pictures..

16. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Speak for yourself. I use all 12 million pixels on my N8 and when I get a Red 808, I'll be using all 38 million pixels with it. I can't wait to take a pic and zoom in on detail that I could not see with my own eyes. And yes, I am a mobile photographer and I have used my phones for years, starting with the Nokia N82 and it's superb 5MP Carl Zeiss and Xenon combo. Don't think that just because you hear "cellphone" that the pictures aren't going to be good. You must have never used any of Nokia's imaging flagships.

18. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

I had an N8, it was good. Just because you have more pixels, it does not mean you will have a better quality picture. You also forgot that on the 808, the pictures are downsampled to create a 5 megapixel picture.

27. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

more megapixel doesn't mean it will be better....but the 808 is an exception

21. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

soooooo, you take pictures using full 38MP just to be able to zoom in and see whether in one window of a building you can see a nekkid grandma and other details you can't see with your eyes? Jeezz, yeah, that's photography.. I must have been living under the rock to still use my film rangefinder and focus more on composition than details my eyes can't see.. You, sir, open up my eyes to things I didn't see before about photography..

25. Feanor

Posts: 1421; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I think 4.3 Mpx is less than I even need to enjoy my pics on my TV... And apart from that... this is a huge marketing handicap. Anyway, let's see how the announcement of this technology will be because I cannot believe that HTC will come and say; "We take pride to our new flagship camera of 4.3Mpx". The will probably market it differently.

9. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

My only gripe is that they went with 4.3 megapixels for each layer...HTC could have went with 6.4 mega pixel sensors (1890x3366 pixel photos), instead of 1520x2688. The jump in resolution is only 2.3 megapixels....For advertisement, they could claim the layered sensors is 19.1 megapixels. Is there something I'm missing? I know the camera works by taking one image at the highest exposure, one at a balanced exposure and one at the darkest exposure, all at the same time, which ultimately eliminates the HDR thingy that has ghosting artifacts with photo samples of objects in motion.

13. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

So this is what htc are planning to fight Nokia with - a cameraphone that takes blurry pics and over-sharpens objects ?? http://www.flickr.com/photos/59848657@N05/8455485310/sizes/k/in/photostream/

14. Guarulhos

Posts: 39; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Ha Ha Ha Ha I'm Dying Of Laughter From HTC ! A Picture Is A Damn (Equals Many Sony's And LG's), She Shows How Pathetic Is The Photo Hardware,That's Cellular HTC Judge... In Truth "Dreams" What Being Best Photographically King Of cameraphones (Nokia 808 PureView PRO) ! So Confer Revolutionary Hardware Photo: * Maximum Resolution Digital Camera: 13 MegaPixels * Abertural Focal: f/2.0 * Focal Length: 3.60 mm * Size Image Sensor: 1/3 " * Pixel Size: 1,12 Microns Now Look PureView 808 PRO: * Maximum resolution Digital Camera: 41.4 MegaPixels * Focal Abertural: f/2.3984375 * Focal Length: 8.02 mm * Size Image Sensor: 1/1.2 " * Pixel Size: 1,4 Microns (In Full Resolution) And 4,89 Microns (In Mode PureView) Or Be the PRO 808 PureView, Not Better Than HTC ONE (M7) and Yes INFINITELY BETTER ! This Revolution This Photo Promised By HTC Just be "SLIGHTLY BETTER" That Old HTC X ONE, SONY XPERIA Z, OPPO FIND 5, LG OPTIMUS G PRO And BLACKBERRY Z10 ! And Much Lower In GALAXY S IV, GALAXY NOTE III, Lumia 1001, IPHONE 5S, Lumia 920, N8 And Any Other Top Of Line Nokia ! P.S: HTC You Lost My Respect !!!

19. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Looks like someone hit up the good ole Google Translate and copy pasted everything from whatever language you came from.

22. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

but but but.. camera specs are not what make a good photograph.. Oh, wait, yeah.. you are just some Nokia fanboy who cares more about specs than actually taking good photographs.. I, too, am dying of laughter at Nokia, because for $600, the 808 Symbian is now resting in peace. And its 1/1.2" sensor size is very tiny compared to my Full-frame 35mm film "sensor" in my $100 Canon QL17 GIII with f/1.7 and ground glass which put those Carl-Zeiss lenses in the 808 to shame.. And it looks better, too.. 41MP? I got 80MP scanned slides before.. HTC doesn't even care whether you still respect them or not.. They don't bother about 4-year-old kid who just learned how to copy paste from Google translate..

23. Guarulhos

Posts: 39; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Ha Ha Ha Ha Apparently You Discovered Mars ! Truly Spectacular ! You're The Only One On The Planet To Discover That a Full Frame Camera is Better Than a Cameraphone ! Ha Ha Ha ! What a Ridiculous Comment ! The Truth is One ! Nokia 808 PureView PRO Average 5 Times Weighs In Less Than A Full Frame, On Average Is 5 Times Thinner Than a Full Frame, Perform And Receive Phone Calls, Navigate the Internet, Has Integrated GPS Navigation And Location With Real Time And Mainly Is With You At Any Time And Place ! Nokia 808 PureView PRO Any Humble Smartphone HTC, SONY, SAMSUNG, APPLE, MOTOROLA, LG When The Subject Is Quality Of Image And Video... And Up 4-Year-Old Kid Know !

29. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

seriously dude? a stand alone camera better than a smartphone? wow...you've just discovered a new world mister. Go educate yourself about Nokia's technology and n82, n8 and 808 capabilities because so far your arguments are a pile of crap.

15. Guarulhos

Posts: 39; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Digital Camera Nokia 808 PureView Pro (_____ABYSS_____) Digital Camera HTC One !!!

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

They need to replace that guy because their quality has been piss poor.

24. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

if the quality of the pics will be like this i hope that at the HTC one + will be with a batter camera also

28. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

andro, sony and htc are the worst ones...every time a new product is unveiled they starting to negate the rest...even if the competition is years ahead (in terms of photography it would be Nokia). Make more buzz...the failure will be much more painful, htc. As always. And you dare to say anything about photography and negate Nokia's achievements.

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