Apr 24th, 2013

It was one of my complaints with the HTC One in our review — the “UltraPixel” camera performs well (better than you’ve heard) but can weird out the white balance during low light shots, and HDR pictures and videos generally made pictures unusable. It looks like HTC is hot on the case, patching up some of these camera inconsistencies in an upcoming update.

Software version 1.29.401.13 looks to address issues with the sound capture in Zoe, increase noise reduction in slow motion video capture, improve color reproduction and dynamic range (reduced over exposure in normal shooting setting), and general system wide improvements in performance and stability.

The boys at SlashGear are reporting that the update should be hitting European HTC Ones in the coming days, but when we expect a similar update for Ones here in the US (or if an update is even necessary?) is anyone’s guess. For reference, the HTC One Developer Edition is currently running on software version 1.29.1540.13, while Sprint’s is on 1.29.651.7, followed by A&T’s on 1.26.502.6.

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