The UltraPixel camera is definitely one of the most interesting features of the freshly announced HTC One smartphone. The handset was officially announced a couple of days agon in London and even as we speak the journalists and experts in the smartphone business are trying to figure out what the new camera unit really hides. In the meantime you will be able to have a look at a couple of HTC One photo and video samples.
I must mention that the HTC One camera comes with pixels with a size of 4 microns, while the other cameras of modern smartphones have 2 micron pixels, while a new-generation Canon DSLR has 29 micron pixels. The UltraPixel camera also comes with 28mm F/2.0 lens, but after looking at the photo samples I must admit that I am not dazzled by the quality of the photos taken with the HTC One.
The video, well that’s a whole different story. The video capture is excellent while the audio part of the video is amazing and impresses with its clarity.
The way the sensor adapts when passing from the event’s front lightning to darker areas is impressive and the detail level and three-dimensional representation of the DSLR in the video look great.
It’s not clear yet how many frames per second the HTC One hits during video recording. Certain websites write that it has support for full HD videos at 30 fps, while other say its 60 fps.
I guess that everything will become more clear over the next few days, but, until know I must say that the photos are not as amazing I have expected, but the video sample made me a fan of the camera.
In case you forgot, I remind you that HTC One comes with a 4.7-inch full HD display, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sense 5, LTE, WiFi in all standards, and a quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipset with four 1.7 GHz Krait cores, and 2 GB of RAM.