HTC didn't bump up the megapixel count on the HTC One M8's 4 "ultrapixel" camera over the course of the past year, but that doesn't make the company any less eager to show off what the phone can do. This year's flagship doesn't have just one camera, but two, and they're capable of pulling off no shortage of somewhat impressive, somewhat gimmicky features. Now, as the company promised on Big Unveil Day, the Dual Lens SDK Preview is available for download, waiting for developers to come and crack it open.


The included Dual Lens API contains libraries, sample projects, and JavaDoc API documentation. Developers will need to create an account over at HTCDev before downloading.


If third-party app developers take advantage of the duo camera in interesting ways, this could make the HTC One M8's photo-taking capabilities more of a selling point. Of course, this all depends on developers being ready to invest effort on software that will only benefit one device. Here's to cheering them on.

HTC Dual Lens SDK Preview

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.standupforkids.org blackroseMD1

    Man, I can't wait to see what devs can do with this.

  • maddog

    Ugg, the terms of service checkbox is also the 'yeah, go ahead and spam me' checkbox. "I have read and accept the HTCdev Developer Insights Page Terms Of Use, and I am interested in receiving email updates and correspondence from HTC."