MWC 2014: meet the HTC One Two’s dual-camera system

MWC 2014: meet the HTC One Two’s dual-camera systemFor one reason or another, presumably because it just ain’t ready yet, ailing Taiwanese manufacturer HTC opted not to debut its One Two flagship at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year alongside the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2, instead scheduling a separate launch event for March 25.

Despite being entirely unofficial, we all know to expect a pair of camera sensors on the rear, and indeed the technology has been shown off over at MWC this week.

Corephotonics – in conjunction with Qualcomm – created the technology, under the obvious assumption that two rear cameras are better than one. Put them together, and ultimately we should – in theory – see better pictures.

One example is zooming, with the Corephotonics unit boasting an optical zoom up to five times greater than 3x digital zoom.

The HTC One Two will also offer depth of field effects; that’s where elements of a photograph can be defocused in order to emphasise the subject. Maybe you want the background to appear blurry in order to bring attention to your kid’s chubby little face.

Of course, Corephotonics wouldn't confirm anything pertaining to the HTC One Two specifically, or even confirm HTC's involvement, but we all know what's going down here.

Perhaps crucially, the HTC One Two (or whatever it’s called) launch event will go down before the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5, giving the Taiwanese a chance to sway things before people start throwing around huge wads of cash.

via: Pocket-lint

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 26, 2014 at 17:00

I thought HTC did a decent job with the Ultrapixel thing and OIS on the HTC ONE.
So I'm somewhat intrigued by this.
The Lumias aside, zoom is a pretty pointless thing on mobile cameras at the moment. A new take is welcome.


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