Purported HTC 10 front camera samples leak; selfies could benefit from OIS
posted by Ben R. / Apr 07, 2016, 7:11 PM
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.
- Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(27h 3G talk time)
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Looks like s**t!
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 7:20 PM 9
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posted on Apr 07, 2016, 7:24 PM 5
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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..
posted on Apr 08, 2016, 4:30 AM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 7:47 PM 3
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The new standard of measuring a smart phone. How does the camera perform?
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 7:53 PM 2
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You may be correct, it seems like no one uses their phones to make calls anymore.
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 9:31 PM 3
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Couldnt help but laugh to see this is best that FakeTC can do, barf on HTC
posted on Apr 07, 2016, 7:56 PM 1
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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?
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
posted on Apr 08, 2016, 6:31 AM 0
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