Most of today's touchscreeen smartphones look like cellphones with a small lens added to the back of the device. The altek Leo reverses this concept as it looks like it's 14MP camera has a smartphone added to it. Speculation is that the Leo (not to be confused with the HTC model that eventually became the HD2) will be Android powered considering the home, back and menu buttons. Still, not much is known about the phone's specs. What is known is that the handset supports HSDPA radio bands and has a 14MP CCD with 3X optical zoom. This could be the one smartphone that a professional photographer would use for his photographic work. The unit also handles HD video capture at 720p. The company plans to introduce Leo at the CommunicAsia show this month in Singapore. Wi-Fi enabled, Leo can upload pictures and video directly to social networking sites. Alex Hsia, president and CEO of altek says both users and carriers win when smartphones can deliver superior images. He said, "Phones able to capture high definition, high quality images and video
are a win‐win for users as well as telecommunication service providers,
as the latter can anticipate rising bandwidth usage rates when users
share images remotely."