A post on the HTC Blog, titled “A Brief History of Photography”, the Taiwanese firm drops us a hint on what to expect with its new flagship the M7.
It starts off by saying, “As smartphone photography continues to grow in both quality and popularity, it’s hard to recall the days we carried separate cell phones, cameras and video recorders. Now, your smartphone makes it simple to quickly upload and share the latest self-portrait, baby photo, or other amazing shot you didn’t miss. Let’s take a moment to reminisce over the history of photography (and give thanks that we have a lightweight HTC in our pockets instead of a Brownie camera!).”
It then begins to show the evolution of the camera down to “mobile cameras in the digital age”. Jumping to 2004, it says, “36% of mobile phones are camera phones.” It adds, “The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of 2004 is considered the first global news event where the majority of footage comes from citizen journalists with phones, rather than professional news crews.”
In 2006, it says, “Pixel numbers for camera phones are increasing quickly.” It adds, “Picture quality does not improve.”
In 2010, it says, “The HTC Droid Incredible becomes Verizon’s first 8-megapixel camera phone.”
In 2011, it says, “The HTC Evo 3D is the first phone capable of shooting 3D movies and images. It plays them back in 3D on a stereoscopic display.”
Also in the same year, it then takes a crack at Apple saying, “The iPhone 4S bulks up with an 8-megapixel camera – 1 year too late to be “Incredible!” Image sensor size stays the same.”
In 2012, it says, “The HTC One X features Videopic, which provides the ability to take still photos while recording or watching video.” It adds, “The megapixel war escalate.” It then makes fun of Nokia by saying, “Nokia’s 808 PureView premiers with 41 megapixels. Causes one reviewer to note, this “won’t help you at all”.
For this year, it promises, “HTC kicks off a new sound and camera experience in 2013,” suggesting what to expect with the M7.
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