HTC One camera sample pops on Flickr

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 9, 2013


Earlier today, I ranted a bit about HTC’s apparent lack of focus when it comes to branding and picking the right product naming strategy. The reason was a report originating from @evleaks that said that HTC’s upcoming flagship would be called HTC One, instead of HTC M7, as we assumed so far.

But what was @evleaks’ source in the first place? Well, it might be the picture below, which was published yesterday on Flickr. It may not look like much, but the EXIF info indicates that the picture was taken with an “HTC One”.

A caveat – EXIF data can be tampered with, so take with a grain of salt.

htc camera sample

This week, we’ve heard that the HTC One/M7 will feature a novel type of camera sensor, that replaces the conventional RGB sensor with a multilayered sensor of lower resolution. To market the new sensor, HTC reportedly wants to use the term ultrapixel, with the sensor having a resolution of 4.3 ultrapixels.

While the EXIF data of the above image doesn’t include the resolution, similar images from the stream of user sq030 show a resolution of 1520 x 2688, or about 4.1MP. However, only the most recent image appears to be snapped with an HTC One.

Speaking of the user sq030, some of the other pictures in the stream suggest that he or she works for HTC, perhaps as a quality assurance technician.

The HTC One will make its official debut on February 19 at a New York event. We’ll keep you posted.

  • Look at the Exif, LOL!!!!

    Taken on February 8, 2013 at 12.10PM PST
    Posted to Flickr February 7, 2013 at 10.31PM PST

    • Zomer

      HTC developed a time machine.

  • Ha Ha Ha Ha I’m Dying Of Laughter From HTC !

    A Picture Is A Damn (Equals Many Sony’s And LG’s), She Shows How Pathetic Is The Photo Hardware,That’s Cellular HTC Judge… In Truth “Dreams” What Being Best Photographically King Of cameraphones (Nokia 808 PureView PRO) !

    So Confer Revolutionary Hardware Photo:

    * Maximum Resolution Digital Camera: 13 MegaPixels

    * Abertural Focal: f/2.0

    * Focal Length: 3.60 mm

    * Size Image Sensor: 1/3 ”

    * Pixel Size: 1,12 Microns

    Now Look PureView 808 PRO:

    * Maximum resolution Digital Camera: 41.4 MegaPixels

    * Focal Abertural: f/2.3984375

    * Focal Length: 8.02 mm

    * Size Image Sensor: 1/1.2 ”

    * Pixel Size: 1,4 Microns (In Full Resolution) And 4,89 Microns (In Mode PureView)

    Or Be the PRO 808 PureView, Not Better Than HTC ONE (M7) and Yes INFINITELY BETTER !

    This Revolution This Photo Promised By HTC Just be “SLIGHTLY BETTER” That Old HTC X ONE, SONY XPERIA Z, OPPO FIND 5, LG OPTIMUS G PRO And BLACKBERRY Z10 !

    And Much Lower In GALAXY S IV, GALAXY NOTE III, Lumia 1001, IPHONE 5S, Lumia 920, N8 And Any Other Top Of Line Nokia !

    P.S: HTC You Lost My Respect !!!

    • OptimusL

      Cool, can you translate that to English please?