A few weeks back we had the pleasure of talking with HTC Director of Special Projects Symon Whitehorn about the HTC One and its UltraPixel camera. Among the many subjects we touched upon was the idea of fine-tuning the phone’s camera performance via a future software update. While Whitehorn wasn’t able to promise anything, he made it clear that HTC was committed to getting the phone’s camera done right. Well, it looks like just such a camera-improving update is already on its way to new One owners, upon word of system software 1.29.401.13 beginning to hit the phone’s international model.
While not everything about this update is camera-related, the bulk of it certainly is. Changes include improvements to image exposure, color accuracy, and dynamic range. EXIF data gets a fix to now properly reflect manually-tweaked ISO settings, and slow-mo videos should be less noisy. There’s also a fix for Zoe, helping with audio recording.
For now, there’s no word when the same code will land for the newly-launched US carrier versions.