Almost every other week the folks at OnePlus drop bread crumbs of information about their first ever smartphone. They’ve been involved in generating hype for this phone, called OnePlus One, expected to be launched in the second quarter of this year. Today the company has chosen to shed some light on the OnePlus One camera. Its going to have a 13 megapixel Sony Exmor IMX214 sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The idea isn’t to “compete with DSLRs” according to the company, its to ensure that the camera well in “real-life conditions.”
The low f/2.0 aperture would allow the camera to capture more light particularly when shooting in the dark. However there’s a downside to low apertures, pictures tend to get distorted on the edges. To counter this, OnePlus One will come with 6 lens optics, to avoid distortion as well as enhance image quality.
OnePlus’s Pete Lau says that they have also developed a technology to boost hardware performance. Called Image Stabilization Plus, the technology aims to reduce noise and “shakiness” after taking into account inputs from components such as the gyroscope. The rear camera would allow users to shoot 4K videos or slow motion videos at 120fps with 720p resolution. Up front, there will be a 5 megapixel camera.
The company hasn’t published sample shots, so all praises are just on paper as of now. One can only truly get a sense of its performance once its put to the task, who knows how long that might end up taking.