Ok so I’m supposed to be studying but all the buzz around CES is making it extremely difficult, regardless for those of you who haven’t heard HTC have just announced during At&ts CES conference that they will be releasing the ‘HTC Titan II’ accompanied with a 16MP camera. Which by the way makes the original HTC Titan which was released less than 3 months ago obsolete, bummer for you. Now I know that it’s not about the number of megapixels, the real deal is the size of the sensor, the lens the way it was designed as well as a million other things (which I learnt form Damian Dinning- the man behind the N8s camera). Fact is most people only understand the 16 is larger than 12 or 8 megapixels; therefore it must be better (not likely with some of the image samples seen above- Courtesy of TheVerge)
Now according to Eldar (our favorite here at MNB) the only way HTC pulled this off is by getting special ‘Camera APIs’ from Microsoft that weren’t available to any other WP developers?
I don’t think that’s true considering Nokia were promised more exclusivity and customization but you never know, point is the heat is on Nokia now, the N8 successor better be amazing (and it seems to be).
*Side note: Sony also released an Android phone the ‘Xperia Ion’ rocking a 12mp camera and 1080p camcorder (personally I think this is larger threat than HTC, considering Sonys track record for cameras).