China Certifies All New HTC One With 16-Megapixel Camera


There are very few things we don’t know about the All New HTC One at this point. It has been leaked so many times in recent weeks that we know exactly what it’s going to look like, and the vast majority of its specifications. And today we have more, thanks to Chinese certification database TENAA.

According to its documentation, the next-generation One will have a 16-megapixel camera, and it’ll also be available in red, black, and gold.

TENAA confirms the upcoming flagship will have a larger 5-inch 1080p display, the latest quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.26GHz, and 2GB of RAM. It’ll also run Google’s latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat software.

But these things we already knew. What we didn’t know is just how much of an improvement HTC would make to the handset’s rear-facing UltraPixel camera. The original One had a 4-megapixel sensor, and while it excelled in low-light, it wasn’t as good as rival smartphones for day-to-day photography.

That’s unlikely to be the case with the new HTC One, which will have a combined resolution of 16-megapixels with its dual rear-facing cameras. According to a recently leaked magazine ad, these will offer “vivid images even in low light,” images with more depth, and the ability to alter focus after snapping your picture.

HTC will unveil the new HTC One on March 25 at events in London and New York City. The device will then go on sale in the U.K. the same day through Carphone Warehouse, while its launch date for other territories is still to be confirmed.