In an official blog post about a brief history of photography, HTC has mocked the high megapixel count of Nokia 808 PureView device. Nokia 808 PureView comes with a 41MP camera which takes incredibly detailed and sharp photos. According to HTC, megapixel count doesn’t matter and they have quoted a reviewer’s comments on 808 PureView device as “won’t help you at all”. Following it, they have teased us that they will be revealing some new device with New Sound And Camera Experience.
According the various reports, HTC will reveal their new flagship Android device M7 with 4.7-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera, and a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. According to Pocket-lint, HTC M7 camera will feature Ultrapixels.
HTC is to use a new camera sensor on its much-rumoured HTC M7 smartphone, Pocket-lint can confirm, which will use what the company calls Ultrapixels.
The new camera will instead be made up of three 4.3-megapixel sensor layers combined to give a resulting single image. Three lots of 4.3 may add up to around 13-megapixels, but images from HTC’s latest won’t be output at that larger size.
The technique, similar to that used by Sigma in the Foveon X3 sensor, means that three lots of data can represent one final pixel. All that extra data can be intelligently “combined” to generate a crisper, cleaner image and – in the case of the Foveon sensor – better colour accuracy.
The technique is also close to the way Nokia can handle image data with the camera in the 808 PureView, or Fujifilm’s EXR system in its compact cameras – but both companies opt for a more conventional sensor structure and use surrounding pixels to render one equivalent in a final image rather than the multiple-layered structure HTC is said to have opted for.
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