I’ve been using smartphones for years, but if there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it’s that front-facing cameras are terrible. Really, no mobile manufacturer has ever considered that it might be used for something other than video calls, meaning any pictures you take with that camera end up being quite terrible.
HTC apparently realized that and with their new Windows Phone 8X and 8S have decided to feature a wide-angle lens with F2.0 aperture on the 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera. Judging by the camera sample you see above, it looks pretty darn good. Surely not as great at the 8 megapixel camera behind but great enough to actually use to take a picture of yourself. Y’know for Facebook and things where portrait shots would be needed.
Plus I *love* that is a wide angle lens. This was also shown off in the HTC promo video that was released earlier today. Cant wait to check out HTC’s Windows Phones when they come along! More info over at HTC’s blog post at the link below.
Looks like Nokia’s got some competition eh? The upcoming Lumia 920 has a 1.2 Megapixel front-facing camera but unfortch there’s no camera samples to compare it yet.
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