HTC Teases ‘A New Sound And Camera Experience’ Ahead Of M7 Announcement

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HTC is gearing up to announce the M7, its next-generation Android flagship, on February 19 — and the Taiwanese company has already begun teasing some of its headline features. It has published an info-graphic on “The Brief History of Photography” on its website, and it mentions “a new sound and camera experience” coming this year.

Although there’s no mention of the M7 itself, we’re fairly certain based on recent reports that this is the device HTC is hinting at. On Monday, Pocket-lint reported that the M7 will be the first HTC device to offer an “ultrapixel” camera, which uses three camera sensors as opposed to one to take sharper photos that offer better color.

The technology was expected to be similar to that offered by Nokia’s 41-megapixel 808 PureView device, but HTC had a little swipe at this in its info-graphic:

Nokia’s 808 PureView premieres with 41 megapixels. Causes one review to note, this “won’t help you at all.”

With that being the case, it seems more likely HTC might use the sensors like a Foveon X3 sensor, which detects red, green, and blue light in three different layers, and then combines them. Either way, it sounds exciting.

We’ll find out exactly what the company has in store on February 19 when it announces the M7 in London and New York.