8MP front-facing cameras? They could be closer than you think

8MP front-facing cameras? They could be closer than you think
We were all somewhat surprised when we heard that the followup to the Oppo Find 5 could have an 8MP front-facing camera, but it looks like this isn't just a one-off. There are at least three more devices on the horizon with 8MP front-facing shooters, and as we know in the mobile world, it just takes a few devices to start a trend that more and more hardware manufacturers will follow.

The Oppo is definitely the big name of the group, but there are also two devices on the way from i-mobile, the IQ X and IQ XA, that will also feature 8MP front cameras. The two phones from i-mobile are decidedly not high-end devices and feature just 1GB RAM, MediaTek SoCs, 4GB of storage. The surprising specs on each are the cameras which clock in at 8MP on the front and 18MP on the rear. There is also apparently a device called the MeituKiss HD that will be packing an 8MP front camera to go with some other unimpressive stats.

As we all should know by now, megapixels alone don't determine the quality of a camera, and the sensors on the i-mobile devices are likely to be sub-par based on the other specs on the devices. But, these four devices together do make us wonder if manufacturers will jump on the train of high MP front-facing cameras. 

source: i-mobile via pocketnow



1. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Not sure about the Value it would add....

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

What's next? Samsung Galaxy S5 - 28MP rear camera & 18MP front camera? HTC Two - 28UP rear camera & 18UP front camera (Ultrapixel)? Nokia Lumia 909 - 61MP rear camera & 31MP front camera (PureView)? Sony Xperia i2 - 38MP rear camera & 28MP front camera (Exmor RS Cybershot)? This is the power of imagination with innovation.

6. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

It´s not funny neither realistic... :/

7. TripleTwo

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

You overdid it. -_-

15. jcarrigan unregistered

the htc 2 would have a 8mp(ultra pixel camera) since the htc one is a 4mp(ultra pixel) And im fine with a 13mp camera and maybe a 8mp front facing but i feel they need to put more effort in the other aspects of a phone. Once i have a phone with a 13mp it will replace my digital camera and im good. :)

25. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

You mean HTC One 2? lolz names...names...names

34. poopApple

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

28 MP ultrapixel camera? that would cover the entire back..lol

4. TripleTwo

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

Dude? -_-

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

2mp front facing camera is good enough, we only need more if people want to take better quality duckfaces

16. jcarrigan unregistered

yeah when did that weird duckface thing start?

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

American females.

18. jcarrigan unregistered

ugh, some peoples children!

26. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Ugh... duckface. Everytime I see duckface I just want to introduce them to my Swingline. "Haf you theen my thtapler?"

10. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Wow my internet bill will rise up sky high lol Imagine 8 mp video chat for skype.... If an 8mp front facing camera arrives, Skype will probably reduce the 8 MP size by 1MP or something while in video.

24. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

i would think it could lead to some serious hits on a limited data plan.

19. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

So get ready to see more Duck-face pic on Instagram, Facebook, Picassa etc...........

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

8 megapixel Front facing camera: check. 13 megapixel Primary camera: check What's next?? 3 megapixel cameras on each (right+left) side. Why? So callers can see the whole 'world' around you.

21. Scarambay unregistered

You must be fun at parties.

23. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That's the second time you're asking me. And no, i don't do parties. (second time i'm answering)

22. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Can' say whether it will be useful or not !!

27. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Well I just want a FF camera that works good in low light, because it always seems so hard to have less-noisy pictures when using the ff camera.

28. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Agreed, I don't think that's too much to ask. Maybe HTC will put a front facing ultra-pixel camera in their next phone?

29. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

The mt6589 supports upto 13 MP camera. Guess which one they are using!? :/

30. Shubham412302

Posts: 592; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

phonearena do you yo really know why there is 8mp camera on oppo find. because it has snapdragon 800 and 8mp camera is required for 4k video recording

33. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

You need more than 8 MP to record 4k videos. 8.8 MP to be precise! So a minimum of 13MP camera must be there!

35. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

why is 13mp the minimum if you only need 8.8mp? component manufactures have no problem putting out 0.3mp ffc for VGA, 1.2mp for 720p and 2.2mp for 1080p. if 8.8mp is the minimum for 4k, id expect to see 8.8mp ffc's not 13mp...

36. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

I meant to say as a standard. 5, 8, 13 MP have become a standard. Yeah, you can use a 8.8 MP camera, something like on Lumia 920! :)

31. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Too bad you'll still look fat and ugly no matter what the megapixels. At least I do....

32. MrWilli5

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

i think 5mp would be fine

37. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

awesome! but again even though its 8MP its not an HD camera! not that great!

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