HTC wants to start making phones with two rear cameras again, and that’ll happen in 2018. The company committed to releasing at least one dual-camera phone next year. Its decision comes as other players in the mobile industry have implemented dual-camera setups on their phones throughout 2016 and 2017.
Here’s what HTC President Chialin Chang told the media this week:
“We’ll definitely be releasing a dual-camera phone next year, but we’ll need to figure out how to make this feature stand out.”
Phones with two rear cameras are common today, but HTC was one of the first brands to embrace the technology a few years ago. Yet the Taiwanese company seemed to not care about it anymore. The One (M8) from 2014 was the last flagship made by HTC to have two cameras on the back. That was a phone which received a ton of praise for its dual-camera setup. And now there are a large number of flagships that have the same thing pushed as a key feature. So it looks like HTC was just too early before.
The company’s 2018 flagship should have a dual-camera setup. Apple, Samsung, LG, and others have been using the technology for their high-end devices. Google is one company that hasn’t, but that’s because it’s algorithm is strong enough to produce stunning shots with a single lens. If HTC wants to be taken seriously, two cameras on the back are a necessity. Doing so would be in HTC’s best interest as the U11, which debuted earlier this year, was applauded for its single rear camera.
It should also be noted that the company doesn’t plan on flooding the market with devices next year. HTC expects it’ll release five or six phones in 2018 due to declining sales.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Maintain ultimate cleanliness levels with these burp cloths
Parents are meant to shoulder a lot of responsibilities when it comes to their offspring. But, messes don't have to be one of them. Burp cloths are soft and absorbent essentials, designed to keep that post-feeding yuck to a minimum.