EXCLUSIVE: here's why the HTC One 2014 has two cameras

11 March, 2014

HTC experiments with cameras to set its One phones apart and The All New One will have two cameras but we didn’t know why until now. We have a photo of a Telstra (a big Australian carrier) brochure detailing the phone's feature and confirming the "all new" name.

The so-called Duo Camera will allow the user to choose the focus point and create bokeh effects. The camera will also enable 3D effects. Presumably "effects" means more than just 3D photos and videos.

The adjustable focus has become very popular since Nokia released the Refocus app and all flagships have it – the Galaxy S5, the Xperia Z2 and the LG G Pro 2 have it. However with two cameras on board the 2014 One won't have to do multiple shots with one camera and should yield better results.

HTC had a dual-camera, 3D-shooting phone previously, the HTC Evo 3D, but that didn’t work out great.

It remains to be seen if HTC's gamble will pay off, plus we still don't have many details – camera resolution, optical stabilization, video resolution and so on. The dual-LED, dual color flash is a lock though.

A spy shot of a Telstra brochure for the All New HTC One

Other feature of the All New HTC One that the Telstra brochure details are the 5" 1080p screen, BoomSound speakers on the front and double tap to wake.

The phone will cost AUD 840 (RRP) off-contract, which is $760 / €550.

A big thanks to our anonymous tipster!


Reader comments

  • ERIK
  • 20 Mar 2014
  • 476

how about a flash on the front for guys like me who don't want help......

  • 2717
  • 16 Mar 2014
  • PUh

Great ... But don't u remember who made the first Palm held device ..... I don't think it was Nokia or apple .it was htc, who made that... So did these companies make the 1 st touch phone not actually rite .... So they must have made the first 4g pho...

  • born jamaican
  • 16 Mar 2014
  • NFa

then what you are getting

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