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HTC working on a 16-megapixel WP7 camera phone?

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HTC working on a 16-megapixel WP7 camera phone?

Just when you thought the megapixel race was over and manufacturers focused more on the quality of the camera than on sheer numbers, a leaked ad showed that HTC might double the megapixels of its current high-end camera phones and release a 16MP camera-equipped heavyweight. The yet unnamed device is expected to run on Windows Phone 7 and sport a dual-LED flash. Unfortunately, that's where details start to get scarce, so as good as it sounds we would take this with a grain of salt.

If true, though, it seems that WP7 might become a camera phone battle ring as just last week we heard rumors about Nokia planning to enter the platform with powerful camera-centric handsets. Currently, the 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics on the Nokia N8 is one of the best (if not the best) snappers on the market. While HTC hasn't had the best cameras out there, its latest models like the HTC Incredible S mark a noticeable improvement. Could they surprise the industry with a premium camera phone? Check out the ad below and let us know your opinion in the comments below.

source: Pocketnow

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posted on 18 Apr 2011, 03:58 1

1. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

I'd love to have an Android device with a great camera! How about adding Xenon flash though?

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 08:12

2. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

better record 1080HD

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 08:58

3. Tottenham (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

Instead merely bumping the resolution to a ridiculously high number (do you really need 16 MP on a phone?), how about offering a camera with better optics and minimized shutter lag.

posted on 18 Apr 2011, 10:11 1

4. OhSo3D (Posts: 39; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)

I'm a bit skeptical, this doesn't really look like a typical htc commercial. (their cartoonish drawings aren't this detailed.) But if it's real, it's looking to take the already rapidly growing WP7 into a new direction (:

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