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New HTC One allegedly coming with larger screen, better dual-sensor camera in March

New HTC One allegedly coming with larger screen, better dual-sensor camera in March

Original HTC One

Original HTC One

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.

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:00 3

1. mousesports (Posts: 280; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)

HTC , NOthing good on camera ...

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:41 21

7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Why not give them a chance?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 10:01 8

9. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

People gave them a chance on the HTC One.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 10:23 3

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

And I'm the one of them who gave change to HTC one. I know in day photos looks great, but in night not good.

posted on 18 Jan 2014, 20:23 1

20. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

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 17 Jan 2014, 09:06 3

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

..... Still not convinced.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 21:52 1

17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

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 17 Jan 2014, 09:07 2

3. Killertech2099 (Posts: 148; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

Htc camera? Eh you lost my interest

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:16

4. Teja171 (unregistered)

Its no more interesting to read about the HTC M8.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:23 5

5. Emmanuelz (Posts: 214; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)

Htc, just get rid of the ultra pixels for real is not working!

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:39 9

6. AzizMorro (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Jan 2014)

I got HTC one and it is the best phone i have ever, HTC do great, just they should résolve problem of caméra.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 09:45 4

8. Xperia_droid (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)

dual camera looks interesting but ultrapixel is so overrated tech by HTC

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 10:30 7

11. Gregor (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Nov 2013)

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 17 Jan 2014, 14:02

12. torr310 (Posts: 1086; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

Besides the camera, the only two buttons work weird!

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 14:16 3

13. imyourpapi (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Jan 2014)

Can't wait bring it on htc

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 14:21 3

14. werfish (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)

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 18 Jan 2014, 09:23 1

19. Hyperreal (Posts: 322; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)

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 19 Jan 2014, 05:17

21. werfish (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)

Yes, but the point is that is well behind other flagships, But still the camera isnt that bad, That is why htc one is perfect for someone who barely uses a camera with a smartphone

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 16:34 1

15. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)

The battle of the sensors. I can just see sensors all over the camera likes skittles pox.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 21:40 3

16. GoBears (Posts: 454; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

They should just stop d1cking around and put in one top of the line sensor and a microSD slot and they'd double their sales on this model.

posted on 18 Jan 2014, 02:06 1

18. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Depth of field change sounds very interesting.
If there are supply chain issues with the ultrapixel, why not use it as a front facing camera? :D Love night selfies at the club.

posted on 19 Jan 2014, 09:41 1

22. FaisalWibowo11 (Posts: 163; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)

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.

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