The Duo Camera layout is a unique concept first seen on the HTC One M8. But despite HTC’s efforts to woo shutterbugs, the concept failed to make a mark, mainly due to the presence of stronger competition from the likes of the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. But according to Qualcomm, its upcoming Snapdragon 805 chipset will allow for better utilization of this dual camera layout.
This could mean that HTC will stick with the Duo Camera concept even for its future flagships, as long as there is decent hardware on board. This new addition to the Snapdragon 805 will also allow users to take 16-megapixel burst shots at 15 frames per second, while recording a 4K video as well.
This could also encourage other manufacturers to incorporate something like the Duo Camera with their devices, since the chip maker is bringing official support.
HTC’s upcoming flagship, the One M8 Prime is expected to feature a Snapdragon 805 chipset, so maybe we’ll get to see the upgraded Duo Camera in the months to come.
Via: Android and Me