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Android phones push cameras to 14 megapixels

Oct 05, 2010, 13:33 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"Japanese carrier KDDI announced a November release for a new 3.5-inch, Snapdragon-based "ISO3" Android 2.1 phone from Sharp, touted for its 960 x 640 display and 9.6-megapixel camera. Meanwhile, Altek offered more details on its previously tipped 3.2-inch "Leo" Android phone -- including an unprecedented 14-megapixel camera -- and said it will ship in Europe in the first quarter of 2011.

"While the typical high-end Android smartphones available this fall will offer five- or eight-megapixel cameras, some devices will soon break that barrier. Sharp is introducing the 9.6-megapixel enabled ISO3 Android phone in Japan, and Altek will soon blow that away with a Europe-destined, 14-megapixel "Leo" (see farther below).

"KDDI announced that the Sharp-manufactured ISO3 will ship to its Japanese customers around the end of November. This would appear to be Sharp's first Android phone, although it has announced a Galapagos color e-reader tablet that is said to run Android."

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