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

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.

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1. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Something groundbreaking like Ultrapixel camera back in 2013? -_-

24. waddup121 unregistered

Better be good.

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I've lost my faith in this company after the M9 debacle... I'm pretty sure this "Groundbreaking and Revolutionary" tech will result in something crappy.

12. unregistered

Me too. I thought groundbreaking Revolutionary means they will provide what the competition does not yet have. The S6 already have an aperture of F1.9, the G4 already has F1.8. I was thinking HTC will go for F1.5 or even less. What exactly will be revolutionary in the camera with an aperture of f/1.9? Who knows what the aperture the competition will bring by that time?

3. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

HTC phone are too expensive.

31. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

So are Apples and Samsungs..

4. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Would be interesting if they have an InVisage sensor, very curious if those will be as good as they claim.

5. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

I need a phone now not in October or November! I'll go with s6, but no micro sd storage is a major setback for me since I can't afford the 64GB! Anyways I'll manage!

16. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

You won't be wrong going with the s6, after the 5.1.1 update, the battery department has improved even the overall performance and speed have improved too. Transitions and animations have become smoother and definitely a joy to use now, especially with themes available.

27. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I'm getting tired of waiting for the S6 update

20. rsiders

Posts: 1961; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Well the great thing about USB OTG is that you can still carry your media around and USB storage devices are relatively cheap. So you can still expand your memory that way.

21. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

yup, that's what I want, to have to carry a second device and tether it to my phone. Great portability!! Yah

22. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Please note Samsung was unable to add sd card reader due to them using the all new ufs 2.0 HD mem controler, other oem only add them as they work with easy on the older emmc 5.0 hd mem controler as they are part of the same group of controler so it be like having 2 hd on a cable in the old pcs Ufs The old sd card emmc 5.0 controler used by other oems I.e. Samsung have not done it to make cash like Apple but to move things on

26. Resiliant unregistered

I would advise you to look at the G4. I had the S6, and S6 Edge. Sent both to the trash in less than 2 days...

28. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Tells a Moron who has never owned a GS6

30. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

It's obvious isnt it?someone who doesn't own an s6 threw his imaginary s6 into the trash.

32. Resiliant unregistered

Had the S6, S6 edge, and HTC M9 thank you very much. Maybe not the trash... Sent back as defective s**t, yes.

6. Shocky unregistered

Marketing BS.

7. Djz89

Posts: 443; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Dont belive it until i see it.

8. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

They say this with every single upcoming flagship and always ends up falling short.

9. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

They had a very bad moment with S810. They will replace that phone for one with the S820 asap. At the same time, they will try to introduce something new on the camera department (which is one of the things people pay more attention to). S820 will be able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Exynos 7420 even though I expect that by that time Apple's A9 and an improved Exynos (for note 5) will be released making life hard for Qualcomm. In the end, this is all good news b/c it will make manufacturers more keen to develop their products if they want to remain alive. P.S.: Waiting for 480fps at FHD quality to buy my new phone. Maybe 2016.

10. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

It will be a 5MP Ultrapixel.

11. Ghost04

Posts: 521; Member since: May 03, 2014

That what they always says . They are number 1 , as long they keep their eyes closed

13. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

No groundbreaking BS please. Just improve your damn software, so it can produce better images, we don't want the old Sony style please.

14. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

Its EXPENSIVE to be cheap. Look @ Blackberry,Once the GOLD standard,now look where they are, (yes still very good phones)but blindsided lazy old management can destroy even the best product. Anyways, HTC will have to go HARD, as if give it 200 percentage. If your cams crap, get someone else who make REAL cameras to fix your crap. Take notes from the best, NOKIA (yes NOKIA)ALL their smartphones with cam,are have the excellent Camera (at the TOP in every category), with flag ships uses Carl Zeiss (Premium product, found in TOP DSLR like NIKON). GO HARD,. PLEASE ADD A Micro SD also.

33. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

now wheres Nokia?..a phone is not all about Camera.

15. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Crossing my fingers for HTC, they deserve a real top notch flagship phone that sells like hell.

17. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Yeah right...!!

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

lmao again,...groundbreaking ? thats what the M9 was to be,turn out to be none breaking..

19. tokuzumi

Posts: 1907; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Just use the same sony sensor in the S6, and optimize the software. Or, throw the "thin phones are great" lie away, and put in a real sensor, that has optical zoom. I would have no problem with a phone with 10mm+ thickness.

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