Hisense A1, dual camera for the masses?

hisense a1 dual camera phone

Hisense are still trying to break the Android phone market at home and abroad, a new dual camera release with the Hisense A1 might be just what they need.

Hisense are major players in the white goods market, they even have market recognition for their TV’s but their phones are a different matter. Hisense have always built good quality phones, but the level of hardware and support they offer is years behind the competition, yet they still try.

Their latest release is the Hisense A1, a phone which could put the brand on the smartphone map thanks to a dual rear camera design and knowing Hisense, pricing should be affordable.

The sleek phone boasts a 5 mega-pixel camera on the front with a 13 mega-pixel and 2 mega-pixel camera on the rear. Its not the first time we have seen a dual rear camera design, and it remains to be seen if Hisense’s solution improves camera capabilities or is nothing more than a gimmick.

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Processor specifications haven’t been revealed but the phone is meant to have 3GB RAM and a 3000mAh battery somewhere inside that golden chassis, plus the physical home button will get fingerprint recognition.

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  1. Jack Inmanz
    January 25, 2016

    OK, I give up. What is the point of 2 cameras?

    • John
      January 25, 2016

      Having another shitty gimmick to brag about

    • Roberto Tomás
      January 25, 2016

      nothing if it doesnt come with a processor like the intel one in Project tango or the Helio X20.

      If it does have one, then the dual cameras can be used for 3d scanning, after-photo changing of focus (a bit), fast and truer HDR, and fast focusing.

      the X20 additionally allows live DOF effects.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 28, 2016

        DOF ?

    • Guaire
      January 25, 2016

      Depends on implementation. HTC’s dual cam setup only using for depth measurement.

      On the other hand it can be used for re-creating better images using 2 sets of images captured by 2 different sensors.

      Toshiba and Corephotonics both have dual camera modules. Both producing 13MP images from two 5MP sensors. You can find a demo video for Corephotonics, though the guy explains, it isn’t clear how it works.

      There was another company named Linx Imaging working on it which is later acquired by Apple less than a year ago.

      You can find their technology presentation below the link.


      There was another PDF as well I remember, apparently web archive didn’t save it.

    • Assefa Hanson
      January 25, 2016

      everything guaire said, you can divide labour like in the qiku q terra one camera has a larger more refined light sensor to take in more light, maybe taking B&W photos for details, the other one for colours and then combining them

      qiku q terra’s implementation(called a duoscopic camera, the only phone with it) is greater than htc’s phone or any other phone on the planet to this day… for now

      amongst other things the camera will virtually have no loss of focus

    • Boyan
      January 26, 2016

      Take 3D photos? But with 2 cameras of different MP, that’s hardly the case here…

  2. jimberkas
    January 25, 2016

    i generally like Hisense. i’ve got some cheap tvs and tablets and they’ve way exceeded expectations. this thing sure look like a samsung phone, which is fine. i do like a physical home button.
    i suspect they’ll f$ck up when it comes to the OS. But I’d be willing to take a chance if the price is right.

  3. Roberto Tomás
    January 25, 2016
  4. Assefa Hanson
    January 25, 2016

    uggggggggghh duoscopic camera thats how you do dual cameras people nned to take a page from qiku q terra not this 13-2mp BS.. although the camera quality may still be superb regardless but dont be half baked with the dual camera man 🙁

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    January 28, 2016

    why havent i heard of hisense phones before ?