Altec introduces the first 14MP camera phone

Altec introduces the first 14MP camera phone

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 31 May 2010, 12:52 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: In a first in the world of camera phones, Altec presents a humongous 14 megapixel camera phone called Leo. The phone is capable of 720p HD video recording and comes with 3x optical zoom lens with Xenon and LED flash.

The touch driven Leo also includes Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity with HSPDA support,apart from other
traditional specs.The speculations are ripe that the phone packs in a version of Android OS.

"The Leo mobile phone is the product of our accumulated advances and breakthroughs in imaging technology as well as Altek's continued refinement and improvement of optical technologies. Stylishly designed, Leo plugs users into a wireless world of excitement and fun. Its high-end digital camera and video functions means Leo users need never again let a special moment pass by unrecorded. Leo's high definition digital images (14MP) and video (720p HD) can be uploaded instantly to the Internet via onboard Wi-Fi and 3.5G connectivity for sharing with friends and family", said Alex Hsia, President and CEO of Altek.

It is anticipated that Altec plans to launch Leo in June at CommunicAsia (CMMA) in Singapore. However, there is no news about the pricing of the phone.

While Altec brings the 14 megapixel phone, Nokia is coming up with N8, a 12 megapixel camera scheduled to arrive in the shelves by July. Boasting 3G connectivity with HSPDA support, this touch driven phone from Nokia can prove to be serious competition to Altec's Leo, as Nokia is a popular name in the cell phone world compared to Altec.