HTC has a very good reputation regarding their flagships since they launched the first HTC One, the metallic body of these devices has been listed as one of the best designed Android devices. Not only the build quality has been praised, BoomSound technology in the front facing speakers is still considered industry leading, they offer very good screen quality and the Sense UI is still considered one of the best Android skins made by an OEM. Overall, the HTC One series are great devices, but reviews on their cameras have not been that good. It all started when HTC introduced a new technology for the camera on the first HTC One called Ultrapixel, while it promised to capture more light, the quality of the pictures failed to impress because the sensor was still a 4 megapixel one. HTC repeated this story with the One (M8), but this time, it combined Ultrapixel technology with Duo Camera that was capable of focusing on different depths and creating some effects, once again, the usability of the additional camera was questioned since these effects could be simulated by software and the picture quality didn’t was hardly improved.
The company announced the One M9 this year and while some were disappointed by the very similar design of its predecessor, those who didn’t buy last year’s model because of the camera were relieved that HTC ditched the Ultrapixel technology from the main camera opting for a more traditional 20 megapixel sensor. While it takes good pictures in most situations, the camera is not great for low light photography. Still, HTC is showing commitment and has updated the camera software to improve the quality of the photos but today’s update is even more significant, as of now, it supports RAW images. The update is available from Google Play and it brings a separate mode to capture these types of pictures. While most of the users might not appreciate this new feature, those who use editing tools will surely know the advantage of getting these uncompressed images, which can take up to 40 MB of memory. Click the source link below to grab your copy from the Play Store.