New HTC One allegedly coming with larger screen, better dual-sensor camera in March
posted by Victor H. / Jan 17, 2014, 8:59 AM
The next-generation HTC One is allegedly coming with a larger, at least 5-inch display, a dual-sensor camera with improved UtlraPixel technology and Qualcomm’s ‘later’ Snapdragon chip, according to a source who allegedly has direct knowledge of the company’s plans. The source revealed for Bloomberg that the new HTC flagship is planned to launch in March.
The design of the upcoming second-gen One is not expected to have changed much, and the device should look roughly on par with today’s HTC One.
There is little surprise in the fact that HTC will bump up the screen size slightly and that it’d use a ‘later’ version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, but a twin-sensor camera is definitely a huge surprise.
Both sensors will allegedly reside on the back of the second-generation HTC One, and are said to improve focusing, depth of field and general image quality. Interestingly, this will allegedly also be complemented with a somehow enhanced UltraPixels. If all of that sounds a bit too vague, you are not the only ones in such a position - HTC itself has not yet officially commented on any of these claims.
This, however, cannot not stop us from connecting the dots: a 5-megapixel twin-sensor camera was just recently announced by Toshiba at CES 2014. And - surprise, surprise! - it also came with the promise of better focusing. Moreover, Nokia is also said to be working on a similar solution for an upcoming smartphone.
The second-gen HTC One is said to arrive at the end of March, so we have all the time in the world to make guesses - give us yours in the comments below.
- Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
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HTC , NOthing good on camera ...
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 9:00 AM 3
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Why not give them a chance?
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 9:41 AM 21
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not really dual camera offers better focusing better snappiers shots. Hey HTC plz offer sd card this is really the only thing your lacking great devices put back in what you had before many thx. hopefully your also coming with over 3000Mah battery
posted on Jan 18, 2014, 8:23 PM 1
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..... Still not convinced.
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 9:06 AM 3
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If this is true, it might mean that what we thought was a fingerprint sensor was probably a place for a second camera, which is great, because that was a terrible place for a fingerprint sensor. Anyways, I think this is great. I never thought the HTC One's camera was bad, just greatly over-hyped. Normal shots were good, but as soon as you zoomed in, detail was lacking. If they can increase the resolution and keep the same pixel size without giving us a camera bump, that would be great. And if this is true, we should see better focusing, which means your subject should be a bit more clear.
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 9:52 PM 1
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Twincamera-solution sounds interesting, but I expect at least 6 mpx camera (in 16:9 aspect ratio) und crystalclear images too. If the bezels will be really thin (see LG G2), an 5,2"-screen would be great. I wish for the whole mobile community a great HTC M8 and HTC a successful business year!
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 10:30 AM 7
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Well, htc one is really intended for poeple who dont really use camera on a smartphone. Htc one buys a an aliminium body, dual stereo speakers, premium specs, but in order to keep the prices just little bit higher over the competition they keep the camera down. Still in my opinion they could do better if they did a fully premium smartphone, with a 16 mp camera even if it would be 100 dollars more expensive than other flagships
posted on Jan 17, 2014, 2:21 PM 3
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Dafuq you talking about? I take lot of puctures with htc one and while its not the best camera on the market obviously, its still pretty descent and better than average.
posted on Jan 18, 2014, 9:23 AM 1
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My mom owns htc one, don't get me wrong htc one is a great great phone.. But the 4MP ultrapixel camera is really poor. I compared it with my 13MP Xperia Z and Xperia Z's camera outperforms htc one's ultrapixel by a HUGE margin, even at indoors where there aren't so much light. Photos taken by Xperia Z are far superior in terms of detail, noise levels, dynamic range, and exposure. Photos taken by htc one are severly lacking detail, there is a lot of noise and ugly artifacts X_X. And so much for those big pixels reducing noise and artifacts.. Megapixels don't matter, eh? HTC? In 2014, samsung and lg are upgrading their cameras to 16MP and sony is upgrading to 23MP. I think saying that htc will come dead last again in camera comparisons will be an understatement.
posted on Jan 19, 2014, 9:41 AM 1
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