Smartphone OEMs have recently switched focus to make sure the cameras in their devices are as powerful as possible. Majority of devices in the market comes with amazing cameras, and advance features, such as 4K video recording, and more.
HTC has introduced a new Duo camera in their latest HTC One M8 flagship device, which comes with an UltraPixel camera, along with a depth sensor that provides users with an array of features. While talking to Vodafone, HTC’s camera expert Symon Whitehorn shared some information about HTC’s roadmap.
When asked about 4K recording, he said, “We could be 4K ready now. But we’re waiting until 4K can really fit into people’s lives, and to make sure that that decision makes sense.” This statement might hurt Sony a little bit, but it does make sense.
According to Whitehorn, “Optical zooming in a smartphone is not too far off at all for HTC. I can’t give too much away, but within 12-18 months we’ll see huge advances in phone optics. That’s why we don’t necessarily believe in doing a high-resolution, photo enlarging solution.”
As far as DSLRs are concerned, he says the company shouldn’t feel threatened, no matter how good the cameras on phones can become. But, camera companies need to embrace the fact, and work together in the future, according to Whitehorn.
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