Jan 02 AT 4:24 PM Nick Gray 6 Comments

Analyst claims HTC M8 will feature ‘separate camera lenses for low and high lighting’


Industry analyst Wilson Miao with TrendForce in Taipei claims that the upcoming HTC M8 (the replacement for last year’s HTC One) will feature “separate camera lenses for low and high lighting.” Previous HTC M8 rumors suggested that the new 2014 flagship device would be equipped with an updated UltraPixel camera sensor, which made its debut on the HTC One in 2013. We do not know how the separate camera lenses on the HTC M8 would work and what effect they would have on the image quality of the phone.

Other HTC M8 rumors show HTC M8 specifications to include a Qualcomm¬†Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor, 5-inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, UltraPixel rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n/ac, KitKat (most likely the same 4.4.2 building being prepped for HTC’s One series phones) and Sense 6.0.

The leaked images we have seen of the HTC M8 did not show any external features that resemble separate or interchangeable lenses, but we know HTC has a history of using decoy phones with alternate designs during testing of its flagship devices. It’s hard to say if separate camera lenses for different lighting conditions will be the distinguishing factor between HTC’s and Samsung’s 2014 flagship phones, but we like the notion that HTC is still thinking of new hardware innovations to set itself apart from the competition.

Via: HTC Source

Source: Forbes

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • redraider133

    I hope this is true. New camera tech in phones is always welcome and would b good to see Htc putting even more emphasis on this.

  • tetracycloide

    Does this mean two external camera bumps? Two sensors?

  • jamal adam

    When looking at what HTC did with the ultrapixel camera, this would be really unique and make their camera tech standout from the rest even more. I wondering how all of this would work. Nonetheless, it’s very intriguing and something that could turn big for them if it’s true and they are able to make it work.

  • CTown

    So, no rumors on a shell change? The HTC might be the slickest looking phone ever made but it was pretty useless while flat the table due to its round back. It keeps tipping over if you ever tried to touch the screen. A use case would be turning on the screen and swiping down the notification draw to look at messages.

  • donger

    That’s cool.

  • rustic

    I need to know the specs of the mini version.