HTC One Software Update Improves the UltraPixel Camera
HTC One will definitely be one of the most popular Android smartphones on the market, and probably the best selling HTC smartphone of the last couple of years.
As you probably noticed, most of the Android-powered flagships of 2013 are boasting 13 megapixel cameras (see Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy S4, and LG Optimus G Pro), but the Taiwan-based phone maker has put its money on a 4 megapixel camera with UltraPixel technology.
Even though HTC One haven’t even made its market debut on most regions of the globe, HTC shows us it really cares about its customers, and released a software update meant to further improve the camera of the new flagship smartphone.
Singapore-based website Hardware Zone has tested the HTC One and then received a new unit for a review, with an update firmware. As you can see in the picture above (taken from Hardware Zone), there are visible differences between the pictures taken with the HTC One camera before and after the firmware update.
After the HTC One was updated to the latest firmware the pictures are more clearer and the image has better quality. HTC says that the final versions that will hit the sore shelves will come pre-loaded with the latest firmware, so you won’t have to worry about that.
In case you forgot I remind you that HTC One boasts a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with 1.7 GHz Krait 300 cores, Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 16, or 32 GB of internal storage. It has all the connectivity features of a modern smartphone, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, and it comes with a 4 megapixel camera with 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, OIS, autofocus, and LED flash. The primary UltraPixel camera is capable of recording full HD videos and so is the front-facing 2 megapixel sensor.
HTC One runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bea out of the box with the company’s Sense 5.0 UI, and has a 2,300 mAh battery and a 4.7-inch full HD display that makes use of Super LCD3 technology.