HTC One camera : Understanding Ultrapixel Sensor

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The HTC One camera has a new sensor, which the company refers to as, Ultrapixel. All the high-end phones which have been releasing since last year have been seen to sport at least 8MP camera (rear camera of course), but compared to all of these, HTC one camera features a mere 4MP. So how does a 4MP camera stand against the phones featuring 8-13MP? The company has released some details as to how exactly this Ultrasensor works.

According to HTC, contrary to the common perception that “More the no. of pixels, better the pictures look”, it is actually the quality of pixels that matter. And that is precisely what “Ultrapixel” does, HTC says, ultrapixel is capable of capturing 30 percent more light than all the 13MP sensors. Ultrapixel sensor has larger number of pixels. The size of the sensor, however, is still the same as the iPhone 5 or Sony Xperia Z.

HTC Ultrapixel sensor has a HTC Next Generation ImageChip which enhances your camera features like autofocus, noise reduction and HDR. It has an aperture size of f2.0 which lets in 44 percent more light than iPhone 5, which has an aperture size of f2.4. When we talk about aperture size, smaller aperture is equal to greater depth of field/wider zone of focus. It also offers Optical Image Stabilization which helps reduce the blur in image and shaky video even more.

The HTC One has a 4.7 inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 468ppi, a 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. Also sporting a 2GB DDR2 RAM, with 32/64 storage variants, Android 4.1.2 with HTC Sense 5.

It is possible that HTC must be seeing this phone as their comeback in the smartphone market. The company is suffering in terms of sales and losing the grip in the market in the wake of iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy series. 2012 was HTC’s worst year in terms of sales, when they recorded net income of a measly US$34.4 million. The net profit dropped 91 percent year-on-year. HTC CEO Peter Chou believes that the worst is over, and about 2013 he says, “2013 will not be too bad”.

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Darshik Jariwala is an IT Professional from Canada, with 3+ years of experience and knowledge in various verticals in the IT industry. In his leisure time, he loves writing Blogs, Reading, watching Movies, occasional Photography and most of all having coffee with friends. You can also befriend him on , and .

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