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.