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


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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22 Comments

1. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

HTC , NOthing good on camera ...

7. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Why not give them a chance?

9. Bilpocalypse

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

People gave them a chance on the HTC One.

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 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.

20. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 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

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

..... Still not convinced.

17. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

3. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Htc camera? Eh you lost my interest

4. Teja171 unregistered

Its no more interesting to read about the HTC M8.

5. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

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

6. AzizMorro

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 14, 2014

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

8. Xperia_droid

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

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

11. Gregor

Posts: 34; Member since: Nov 26, 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!

12. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Besides the camera, the only two buttons work weird!

13. imyourpapi

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

Can't wait bring it on htc

14. werfish

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 25, 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

19. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

21. werfish

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 25, 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

15. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

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

16. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 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.

18. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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.

22. FaisalWibowo11

Posts: 166; Member since: Aug 12, 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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