In a few days, HTC will lay a new criterion of competition into the tech world with the 'Ultrapixel' camera technology. The Taiwanese tech giant is highly rumored for its upcoming smartphone - M7, claimed to be first device to incorporate an Ultrapixel camera.
According to a recent Pocket Now report, the upcoming HTC smartphone might be named HTC One when it enters sale. A snap claimed to be the first one captured by the handset has been uploaded to Flickr by the well known Twitter user @evleaks. From the EXIF data of the image, the purported official name - HTC One has come to the limelight along with some details including f/2.0 aperture, 3.6mm focal length and 103 ISO.
Further,in an infographic tracing the history of photography, HTC has teased that it will come with something pretty new claiming to "kick off a new sound and camera experience in 2013?"
Moreover, according to several media reports, a new handset will be coming soon with a high level camera that can ditch all the megapixel cameras in the current generation smartphones.
With the information of the first camera sample from the rumored HTC M7 handset to be called HTC One, Gizbot is offering a few known scraps regarding the upcoming smartphone.
HTC M7 or HTC One?
Will the upcoming handset be called HTC M7 or HTC One? Though the handset has made rounds in the rumors as HTC M7, it seems to be a codename as the first camera sample alleged to be taken with an ultrapixel camera, claimed to be used in the smartphone hints at the name HTC One.
Alive Soon Teaser
Recently, HTC posted a teaser related to be next big launch reportedly claimed to the HTC One with the tag line 'Alive Soon'. The the bizarre teaser showing a heart and a circuit hints that a monstrous device with a powerful processor could be launched into the market soon.
As mentioned above, M7 aka One is rumored to come with an Ultrapixel camera, which is a different type of sensor having three layers of 4.3MP sensors on each other. This way, the result will be a magnificent image with a combination of crisper, cleaner image, with more accurate colors.
Going by earlier reports, M7 could pack a 4.7 inch 1080p SLCD 3 display, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0, 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor with a new GPU, 13MP rear camera and 2.1MP front camera for video calling, 32GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, LTE, HSPA+, Beats Audio integration and a 2,300 mAh battery.
Rumors also suggest that HTC One could be launched in a couple of colors including Black and Silver/White color options. Further, the rumors also claim that the handset could have an aluminum unibody casing.
Release & Availability
HTC will unveil the handset a week ahead of MWC 2013, which speculated to be on February 19, 2013 at a special event in New York City. Further, it is speculated that the handset will be released into the market on March 8, 2013, which is less than a month from the launch date. As of now, there is no information on the supported carriers or on the initial markets it will start selling.
However, all these information regarding the specs, release, availability, color options and others are only based on gossip and leaks. None of them can be confirmed until HTC unveils the handset or mentions a word about it. Unfortunately, the One series manufacturer remains tight-lipped about M7.