The folks from HTC have just confirmed that all those proud owners of the international HTC One are about to get a software update, bringing a slew of improvements and fixes to the Ultrapixel camera. While the flagship device is just arriving in the US for AT&T and others, the international model has been available for some time and is getting its first major update.
According to the details provided by HTC, the update is hitting the European model of the HTC One today, and will be rolling out in waves over the next week or so internationally. The update is focused on camera enhancements, and should make the impressive Zoe feature and more even better.
The update also claims to bring improved system performance and stability, as well as overall speed increased for the smartphone. We are still on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the same version of Sense UI, but it should bring a noticeable increase across the board. Here's the changelog:
• Improvement to sound capture with Zoe
• Noise reduction in slow motion movie capture
• Improved color reproduction and dynamic range (reduced over-exposure in non-HDR images) in certain conditions
• Fix to display correct ISO in EXIF information when ISO settings are manually changed by the user
• Improved system performance and stability
We loved the Zoe feature in our detailed HTC One Review, and surely improving the overall sound capture will only heighten the experience for HTC users. Then we'll be sure to test the camera again for the mention of improved color reproduction and dynamic range. Again, the update will bring your device to version 1.29.401.13 and this is the international HTC One only.
We can expect this to arrive for handsets over the next week, so be on the lookout or manually head into settings > about phone > software and check for updates yourself. We'll update when we get an ETA on the same update for the U.S. models.