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HTC: Optical Zoom On Phone Cameras 18 Months Away

htc optical zoomWhen it comes to cameras on a smartphone, you can more or less say that the improvements made in this department has definitely blown the mind, with the VGA quality shots of the previous decade being nothing more than a bad memory. HTC has certainly done their bit to ensure that camera technology has improved tremendously in their previous flagship smartphones, with the HTC One (M7) delivering an UltraPixel camera which has a higher focus on low-light performance compared to simply having a high megapixel count, while the HTC One (M8) has a Duo Camera setup that will boast not only of an UltraPixel shooter, but also a secondary camera that enables the user to blur either the background or foreground of a photo. What’s next down the road?

An HTC executive, Symon Whitehorn who happens to be HTC’s imaging expert, has dropped a hint on what the future major camera feature from HTC will be. Whitehorn shared, “Optical zooming in a smartphone is not too far off at all for HTC. I can’t give too much away, but within 12-18 months we’ll see huge advances in phone optics.”

Could we be looking at an optical zoom lens which might be able to elevate smartphone cameras to the next level? [Press Release]

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