A detailed look at what the HTC M8’s dual-sensor camera will offer
HTC’s focus during Mobile World Congress has been on the HTC Desire 816 and Desire 610, but a few members of the press were able to dig up some information which gives us greater insight into what HTC may be planning with a dual-sensor camera setup on the back of the All New HTC One.
Corephotonics was at Mobile World Congress, demoing its dual-sensor camera technology at Qualcomm’s booth. The dual-sensor camera setup from Corephotonics allows a phone to capture an image at two different aperture and focal lengths, merging the image data pixel by pixel into a single picture inside an Image Fusion Library. Paired with the company’s advanced image processing algorithms, this camera setup is able to deliver improved high dynamic range, better low-light performance, refocusing, all in focus and 3D mapping capabilities. Corephotonics is also touting true 3x optical zoom which would set its camera tech apart from the competition if they can delivery on the promise.
While Corephotonics would not say if the company is working with HTC on the M8’s imaging capabilities, the company does expect its technology to be featured in mainstream devices this year. Since HTC’s focus with its UltraPixel camera technology has been to delivery improved low light camera performance rather than simply joining in on the megapixel race. The dual-sensor camera technology from Corephotonics seems like it would be a natural next step for HTC.
Do you think HTC is taking the right imaging approach with its flagship devices or should the company get back in line with the competition and deliver devices with standard camera technology?