Move over megapixels, HTC to launch 4.3 'ultrapxiel' camera sensor with M7: Report

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HTC is expected to launch its next flagship smartphone M7 at an event on February 19. The device has been in the news for quite some time now. According to Pocket-Lint, HTC M7's camera will ditch megapixels and will have something that the company dubs as "ultrapixels."

It was earlier rumoured that M7 will come aboard with a 13-megapixel rear shooter. However, Pocket-Lint claims that this smartphone will feature a camera that will be made up of three 4.3-megapixel sensor layers, which will be combined to give a resulting single image. It is expected that the pictures clicked through this camera would be crisper, cleaner and have a better colour accuracy.

This technique is also adopted by Sigma in the Foveon X3 sensor. In 2012, we had seen Nokia experiment with their camera sensor on Nokia 808 PureView smartphone and the result was 41-megapixel monster. It is expected that Nokia will be launching Lumia smartphones with a similar lens sometime this year.

HTC is claiming that it will be offering new sound and camera experience in 2013. So now that camera bit is solved, we are still curious to know what new the Taiwanese maker is planning to offer on the sound front. It is noteworthy, that HTC has partnered with Beats Audio in 2011 and all its Android smartphone come with the same.

So guess we will have to wait a bit longer to know more about this mystery. But from the earlier rumours, what we do know is that HTC M7 will have a 4.7-inch 1080p full-HD screen, 1.7GHz quad-core processor. It is expected to run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) along with a layer of Sense 5.0 UI. This smartphone was recently showcased by their CEO at a year-end party.

This smartphone is expected to go on sale in UK from March 8. The folks at PhoneArena have managed to get their hands on two images that show this device listed on Vodafone Germany's inventory system.

It is expected that HTC may launch two more smartphones HTC M4 and G2 at the London event or perhaps at the MWC.

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