12-megapixel WP7 phone by HTC leaks out (hands-on video)

12-megapixel WP7 phone by HTC leaks out (hands-on video)
UPDATE: The mysterious handset seems to have gotten more than just a couple of snapshots - a full hands-on video demonstrating all new features of Windows Phone Mango was shot using this very HTC-branded device. Check out the full video below to get an idea about the real-life performance of the handset.

Windows Phone is a developing platform, but it hasn’t had a single cameraphone that would truly appeal to the photo enthusiast. This changes now as images of a 12-megapixel cameraphone by HTC leaked out in the hands of notorious Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin. Naming or any other details except for the camera, remain unknown, but the similarity with the HTC Trophy or the rumored HTC Mazaa is noticeable. Design-wise, the yet unannounced handset looks very refined, with a sleek body, while on the front a silver line encircles the screen adding to the premium look of the device. A large speaker grill on top contributes to the industrial “HTC” feel of the handset. The only other tiny detail we could notice is a volume rocker on the left side.

You’ve probably heard rumors about the HTC Bresson, which is supposed to up the stakes in the megapixel race to 16 megapixels, but this HTC-branded handset running Windows Phone 7 is as real as it gets. With a 12-megapixel camera on board, it’s easily one of the most enticing photo-centric WP7 solutions. It should offer plenty of camera options, but so far we can only be sure about various exposure settings, which you can see on the images below.

As Murtazin mentions, the device is definitely not a Nokia, which leads us into thinking that it might roll out earlier than a Nokia-made handset. While HTC hasn’t exactly flourished when it comes to cameras in the past, it has made significant progress in its latest phones and now it might even catch the attention of photo enthusiasts if it manages to get the handset to shelves earlier than Nokia. What's your suggestion about this handset? Don't hesitate to voice your opinion in the comments below!

source: Eldar Murtazin (Twitter)




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