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HTC One Firmware Update Fixes Ultrapixel Camera Issues

The HTC One is the Taiwanese manufacturer’s latest flagship smartphone that is about to hit all major mobile markets. The HTC One has been advertised as being the greatest smartphone ever developed by the Taiwan-based company as it brings new features like Zoe, BlinkFeed, and especially the new Ultrapixel camera technology. This new camera of the HTC One is supposed to be a game changer, according to the company, but as always bringing new tech to the table can be risky as you don’t know if the users will approve it. Plus, it’s possible not to work as intended.

You probably know that HTC has delayed the release of the HTC One in all markets. Well, that is because they have been experiencing problems with what was supposed to be one of the main attractions of the smartphone, its Ultrapixel camera. Actually, there have been many of reports saying that the new technology camera of the HTC One is taking photos having a poor quality in bright environments.

Fortunately, the company has found the bug just in time and it already released a software update in order to fix the issue. According to online publication HardwareZone, HTC mentioned that the first batch of HTC One units that were sent for being reviewed were “pre-production and had isolated hardware issues”, which is very strange. You would think that the company would offer its best units for a good review, not one that has serious problems.

However, it seems that once the smartphone was updated it was put to the test and the quality of the snaps has improved as you can see in the images. The difference between the before and after photos can be noticed even if your eye is not trained in this area. Even though the “after” images are not perfect either, it’s clear that the issue has been solved, at least partially.

Of course, when it comes to other characteristics like design and specs, the HTC One is truly an awesome smartphone, but these kinds of small details like the camera problems makes the company unable to get back on the horse and be able to compete with the big guys.

Anyway, HTC has mentioned that the software updated will be included in the final retail units of the HTC One which be shipped next month. Perhaps the company will release another software update until the phone gets released in order to fix the remaining minor inconvenient. But this is just what we expected the manufacturer to do, we’ll have to wait and see if HTC will deliver.

So, do you think that the Ultrapixel camera issue is a deal breaker?

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