HTC Plans Smartphone with 16 Megapixel Camera
The smartphone hardware race is speeding up, and it appears manufacturers might not just focus on processors and RAM. An HTC commercial reveals the smartphone manufacturer plans to release a phone with a 16 megapixel camera.
The commercial above was found by mobile news site PocketNow, and depicts an HTC smartphone that features a 16 megapixel camera. In fact, that feature alone is the major selling point of the commercial, convincing consumers that a smartphone camera can take near-professional pictures.
A 16 megapixel camera would double the 8 megapixel cameras that are quickly becoming the standard for current smartphones .
There are a few problems with this — the most important issue being that more megapixels does not necessarily mean better pictures, just larger picture files. The quality of the camera sensor itself, as well as customizable features such as shutter speed and ISO, have a much bigger impact on image quality.
The phone in the commercial appears to be a variant of the HTC Desire S, but it's not clear if the phone with a beefed-up camera resolution would be the same model or a new one that has a similar design. It is clear, however, that the phone runs Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform.
PocketNow points out it could just be a placeholder shot, and the real phone would replace it when the real phone launches.