Purported HTC 10 front camera samples leak; selfies could benefit from OIS

Purported HTC 10 front camera samples leak; selfies could benefit from OIS
Even with only a few days to go until the April 12th launch of the HTC 10, it's likely that a few twists and turns still await us. HTC has spent the past few weeks talking up the device's camera capabilities, which, according to the company, will be of  'world-class' proportions. Then again, this is the firm that has made similar promises in the past and yet, by and large, failed to deliver a truly great shooter. So strong is HTC's apparent desire to rectify this, however, that the front-facing camera could feature optical image stabilization (OIS).

You don't have to look very hard to find people taking pictures of their own faces. Selfies are more than just a thing now, and smartphone manufacturers have responded accordingly by beefing up the capabilities of front shooters. Though we've already seen selfie cameras with flash, wide-angle lenses and myriad treats usually reserved for the main shooter, OIS would be quite the eye-opener.

A Twitter account under the handle @testingsmiles shared a few sample images earlier alleged to have been captured on the HTC 10's front camera. The snaps show a guy holding a device (supposedly the HTC 10) at the end of a selfie stick and taking pictures in exhibition-like settings. Some of the shots feature HTC's branding, including the hashtag #powerof10 and the date of the launch event. Accompanying tweets also mentioned that OIS would be 'a world first' for a front camera. 

All of the images and associated info has since been hauled off Twitter. Luckily, the good folks at Phandroid have rescued the snaps, which you can check below. 

Since these have been pulled from Twitter which, like most social networks, compresses uploaded images, it's hard to take much from them if anything. But if there's any truth to this and HTC 10's front-facing snapper is to include OIS, selfie fans could really have something to savor.

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25 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Really hope fourth time is a charm for HTC.

2. manojmcn

Posts: 634; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Looks like s**t!

3. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

How so?

24. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Worst color painting noise reduction mess from a front camera in years.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Need to have your eyes checked. did not see the heavily compressed from twitter i guess?

8. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Shut up

17. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

how many times do your mother told you to get out on that mirror!

20. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

front cameras are mostly s**t.. even my S7 edge takes not so great picture from front camera. even pictures from Nexus 6p is better..

22. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

But you can't deny that this looks great o:

4. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

So he's obviously in front of a projector... The pastel color is horrible to show off the camera though. Not sure what they were trying to show with this lighting and color situation. Pics are pretty crisp for a front shooter, under strange lighting conditions....I think.

18. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

I guess they wanted to show the crisp image that you mentioned. Horrible to show but it still looks great!

5. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

If it was an official-unofficial leak.... They sure picked some strange pics to show off the camera.

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The new standard of measuring a smart phone. How does the camera perform?

10. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

You may be correct, it seems like no one uses their phones to make calls anymore.

14. DanishPastry

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Well, should a smartphones quality and usability be measured in how it performs when doing a simple call or text? Those are basic features that all modern smartphones do just fine.

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

M7 M8 M9 all had better call quality than Samsung equivalent. And the best loudspeaker for calls. So i expect the 10 to be as good if not better.

7. RichardYarell

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

Couldnt help but laugh to see this is best that FakeTC can do, barf on HTC

9. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'm. Sure you can find enough me too Samsung articles to post in verses your pull string HTC comments

13. GrimJow

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

Bark on.

19. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

By the way, that selfie profile picture of yours looks bad. Perhaps you should get an OIS front camera to take a better one? You should consider the HTC 10 :)

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Barf on you Richard the samsung troll.

11. one81one81

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

I would love to see how the front camera perform in normal day light or low light condition without any helps from bright light and in this case that guy standing in front of projector.

12. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Looks good to me. I'm excited for the 12th.

23. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

Its like I have to do Phonearena's journalism for them. Here are more than 20 screenshots of Sense 8, in which the Mydrivers site stole their photos from, showing new camera app too.http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=66195749#post66195749http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=66131503#post66131503 And heres the users opinion of the Boomsound set up on the midrange HTC Desire 826, which uses the earpiece and bottom speaker, which will also be found on the HTC 10 but likely even better quality due to it being a flagship. "Regarding the speakers - I just got a test version of Desire 825 that was announced at MWC and it definitely has two speakers. One is in the earpiece and the other at the bottom near the microUSB port. You can see audio options in the attached screenshots. Sounds quite good and this a mid-range phone."http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=66116533

28. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

Ok im not a hater,I'm a fan of them,but I need to say that the front camera sucks,I've zoomed in and you can she his beard isnt that much detailed :/

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