Ever since we found out the secondary hole on the rear of the all new HTC One was for a secondary camera and not a fingerprint scanner, we’ve been wondering what made HTC go with this odd configuration. Early rumors suggested the dynamic duo was to facilitate post-snap focusing, but was that really the case?
Thankfully, we have an answer ahead of the device’s official March 25th reveal. According to a leaked Telstra ad (click to enlarge on the right) obtained by GSMArena, the all new HTC One’s “Duo Camera” will allow you to do the following:
Create vivid images even in low light and professionally edit memories after you’ve taken the shot. Choose where to focus, highlight what you love, soften backgrounds and add 3D effects.
It sounds like this configuration will be working overtime during each snap to provide you all these options, though it’s tough to say how it’s able to do all this without any technical explanations. We’ll likely have to wait until HTC spills the beans themselves before gaining deeper knowledge about the technology, but it’s nice to know what its purpose is ahead of time.
Beyond that, though, the ad does give us a couple more details about the device, including new HTC Sense 6 features and changes to BoomSound. For the former, users will have an LG KnockOn-esque feature that allows you to turn your display on by double tapping it. LG G2 users regularly gush and rave about this feature’s usefulness, so it’s nice to see it coming to more phones. We also learn that the two front-facing BoomSound speakers have dedicated amplifiers.
All this is very interesting, and while we don’t have reason to doubt Telstra’s knowledge of the device this early on, we’re still opting to wait on HTC’s official word before putting stock into anything. Let us know how you feel about all of this in the comments below!