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HTC One 2 dual-sensor camera to be used for background customisation

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The HTC One M8 dual-sensor camera is the real deal, according to “sources familiar with the matter”.

HTC is introducing a dual-sensor UltraPixel rear camera in the All New HTC One in order to enable you to customise the background of your images.

According to Pocket-Lint sources, the HTC One 2 will feature the same 4-megapixel UltraPixel sensor as the HTC One but with an additional 2-megapixel UltraPixel sensor.

This secondary sensor will be responsible for introducing the ability to adjust and replace the background in your image.

You may well even get some bokeh action going on in your HTC One 2 shots, also known as the aesthetic quality in out of focus areas of an image. It’s actually been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of lights”.

The ability to change and remove the background will be offered via a special HTC app the company is working on for its 2014 flagship.

Toshiba has already launched a dual-camera module for smartphones that makes it possible to take images and record depth data simultaneously.

Unlike the HTC model, the Toshiba alternative features two sensors with the same resolution, but allows users to manipulate their images after they’ve been taken.

“With the housing, a dedicated image processor measures and appends depth data to objects in the image,” explained Toshiba when launching its camera module. “Used in combination with customers’ applications, the module supports new photo functions, including focus and defocus, and even allows objects in photographs to be extracted and erased.”

HTC’s new camera tech should allow you to remove the background of images and replace them with something totally different.

The dual sensor will not allow the HTC One 2 to shoot 3D images or video though.

The sources were also able to confirm that the front-facing camera of the HTC One 2 will be upgraded to a 5-megapixel option from the original 2-megapixel.

Read more: HTC One 2 vs HTC One – What to expect

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