The company behind the new HTC One two-camera system has shown Pocket-lint how it will work ahead of the official launch by HTC.
We’ve already confirmed that the new HTC One (M8) will feature two cameras on the rear of the device, and now we’ve had a chance to see how the new camera will work.
Created by Qualcomm and Corephotonics, the new system will feature two cameras and work using something called Computational Photography Zoom to use the data of the new sensors to give better creativity options to the user.
In the case of our demo, the system was showing how it could be used to create better zoom capabilities. In this case it was achieving an optical zoom up to five times greater than a 3x digital zoom.
Corephotonics were coy about the HTC involvement, but confirmed that our suggestion of a 2-megapixel and 4-megapixel (the sensors we’ve been told will be in the HTC One) was a very precise choice to suggest, will use a standard wide lens and telelens to create the end result. The system then takes the two images to create a single superior image.
But it’s not just about zooming in on shots. The CEO of the company also confirmed that the system could be used to create depth of field effects and the ability to change that after the fact.
Personally, we’re not quite sure what to make of the dual camera system on the back of the next HTC One. It could simply be a gimmick, or another failed attempt by HTC to create a revolutionary smartphone camera (a la 4MP ‘Ultrapixel’ camera).
But whatever it is, HTC seems to be arrogant of their next flagship, even going so far as to insult Samsung’s recently announced Galaxy S5 via social media. The new HTC One will be announced soon on 25 March, so do keep a lookout for that.
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