Smartphone attachable camera available from Altek

Smartphone attachable camera available from Altek
Altek, a digital camera ODM based in Taiwan, is producing a lens-style digital camera using its own brand name. The lens-style camera attaches to smartphones and tablets and will be priced at $2980 NT ($100 USD). The altek Cubic will have a 1/2.3inch 13MP CMOS sensor, 3X optical zoom, NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity. Weighing 65 grams, the dimensions are 52.5 x 45 x 26 mm.

Altek says that the phone camera will be launched immediately and is priced to return a profit margin of 10% for the company. That is higher than the 5% to 6% profit margin usually seen with digital cameras.

While this product is branded under the Altek name, the company says that it is working on other imaging products for smartphones and tablets. Target clients include most OEMs except for Apple and Samsung. Such products will account for 50% of its 2014 revenue with digital cameras dropping to 30%

source DigiTimes

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11 Comments

11. SavageLucy42

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

This is perfect for tablets which are notorious for having sub-par cameras. If my tablet camera wasn't so bad I'd probably ditch having a smartphone all together.

5. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

It is a little big for smartphones! phablets do not need it ! i.e note 3 has a very good camera! tablets can have this! but except people who take pictures of a live show with their tablets ahem* Ipads* ahem who needs such a big attachment on his device?!

6. yudi.nemesis unregistered

the real power of this camera is optical zoom and bigger sensor than average smartphone. This camera has bigger sensor and better zoom than your note 3.

7. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

yes better zoom and better sensor ! but it is too big to carry with your device! If you want a good shot get a DSLR !

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1777; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

But then a DSLR is too big comparing to this camera. Carrying a DSLR around is much more annoying than carrying this box looking camera around. Oh. Don't forget about the cost.

9. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

point taken ! you buy it ! I don't! :)

10. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I guess with the dimensions of 52.5 x 45 x 26 mm and weighs 65 grams, this camera is not too big to carry. Even your Note 3 is bigger and heavier compared to this camera. Can you show where I can buy dslr at a price of $100 and the with the same size??? I just bought the Sony A7, but for day-to-day activities I prefer to use the RX100 because of its smaller size and quite capable of producing images and video with excellent quality. And I don't have a problem when carrying it, despite its larger size and heavier in comparison to this camera.

4. loveHEAVYMETAL unregistered

look like a newest gen of instax mini

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great and li'l bit affordable from others.

2. KINGJUAN27

Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Cool! They have flash.. Sony's lens style cameras dont. :(

1. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

don't you mean "Altek says the CAMERA will launch immediately" ?

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