New HTC One specs revealed, and camera resolution is finally among them

When it comes to the 2014 all new HTC One, there’s not a lot lot we don’t know by this point (due in no small part to the phone leaking like it’s Deepwater Horizon – too soon?). Earlier this week, we touched upon a few of these outstanding mysteries, and one of this bigger ones concerned the phone’s dual cameras – we saw a number of optical specs mentioned in various leaks, but the actuall resolutions of those dual rear cameras continued to elude us. Would this be another four megapixel situation? As the days count down to the new One making its debut, we start to get some answers, with the phone detailing its hardware to China’s regulatory authorities.

The Chinese TENAA listing confirms a number of specs, but mostly things we had heard before: five-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, Snapdragon 801 – no surprises there. But under the entry for the phone’s camera, it lists two resolutions: 16MP and 4MP.

We know that part of this “Duo” camera arrangement is to offer good low-light performance, so could that be what the 4MP Ultrapixel sensor is for, with a 16MP sensor for when there’s more than enough light to go around? Then again, we don’t see any figure given elsewhere for the phone’s front-facing camera, so it’s still not entirely clear just which of the numbers go with which cameras.

TENAA also brings us a few new shots of the phone (above), and separately some new images of those retail dummy units cross our desk, comparing the new One to some of its peers.

htc-new-one-nwe1 htc-new-one-nwe2Source: TENAA,
Via: GSM Arena, BGR

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