Rumor: HTC to offer groundbreaking new camera on its "Hero" device

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Rumor: HTC to offer groundbreaking new camera on its
Ever since HTC said that it would unveil a redesigned flagship phone in October, fans of the manufacturer started hoping that it can make the hero device that the company always seems so close to releasing. If smartphone buyers had to pinpoint the achilles heel on HTC's recent flagship phones, it would have to be the rear camera. The HTC One (M7) came to market with a 4MP Ultrapixel camera that was supposed to allow more light to enter the sensor, resulting in better photos snapped under low light conditions.

Even though the camera came up short against the competition, HTC kept it on the back of its otherwise highly regarded HTC One (M8). It was a strange decision made by HTC brass, and one that might have caused them to lose countless sales. Not wanting to make the same mistake twice, HTC decided to move its 4MP Ultrapixel camera to the front of the HTC One M9, where it could be used as a selfie snapper that takes good pictures in low light conditions. On back, HTC stuck a 20MP camera and hoped that the issue was solved. Not quite. The 20MP snapper on the M9 had some issues that a recent software update might have fixed.

For its redesigned flagship, tentatively titled the HTC Aero, a report out of Vietnam says that the phone will feature a new "groundbreaking" rear camera with an improved UI. This revolutionary camera will turn HTC's weakness into a strength, according to the report, and is more revolutionary than the Ultrapixel technology. The rumor says that the camera will have an aperture of f/1.9, allowing users to take high quality photos even under low light conditions. And photographs snapped by the phone will have the ability to be stored as a RAW file, according to the rumor.

While it sounds great for HTC fans, let's not get too carried away just yet. Remember what happened the last time that the company thought it had a breakthrough in photography on its hands. It will be up to HTC when it unveils the Aero, to show off why its new camera is better than anything the competition has to offer.

Thanks for the tip!

source: HTCViet.vn (translated)

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