HTC has been announcing high-end devices left and right this year. The company has unveiled their new flagship, the One M9, during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona back in March, where everything started. This Taiwan-based company has showcased a number of additional high-end offerings since then, including the One M9+, One E9+, Butterfly (2015) and One ME. All of this happened in the last three months and one would think HTC won’t announce any more premium offerings this year, but it seems that won’t be the case.
A couple of days ago, we’ve seen first leaks of HTC’s upcoming ‘Hero’ device codenamed ‘Aero‘ (though it is possible that will be final naming as well). This handset was rumored to be available this November, and that it will be available on Sprint, and now some additional info surfaced online. According to the source, the HTC Aero will feature a new ‘groundbreaking’ main camera, and the software camera UI will also be redesigned it seems. This camera will reportedly have an aperture of f/1.9, which will certainly help when it comes to low-light shots. The phone will also offer you the ability to shoot images in a RAW format, which will help immensely with post-processing.
Now, we all know that HTC is having real issues with turning profits, their finances aren’t all that great, and haven’t been for quite some time now. HTC has been forced to cut costs several times in the last year or two, and this Taiwan-based company just can’t find the right path it seems. The HTC One M9 is a very well-built, designed and specced device, but consumers think that it resembles the predecessor too much and the infamous Snapdragon 810 is definitely not helping the whole situation. The One M9 sales haven’t really met HTC’s expectations, at least not thus far, and the company is hoping that this new ‘Aero’ device will be a success. Anyhow, if the previous leak is accurate, this handset will launch in November, so we still have to wait a couple of months before we get to see it. Let’s see what HTC has up their sleeve, and if this handset’s camera is as good as they say it is.