I know that megapixel count in camera phone is not everything. It might be even true, that after you get to to 3-5 megapixel range, the megapixel count becomes one of the least important specs to describe the camera quality in a phone.
But tell that to the marketing department of some cellphone vendor. For the guys and gals working there, it’s like saying saying that special effects and gadgets are not important in the next James Bond movie.
So the megapixel war in a cameraphones will continue for years to come, just as it continues in a digital still camera category today. This year we will see 8 megapixel cameras in mobile phones, and the next year…
The next year we are getting to 12 megapixel camera range in your mobile handset. Thank’s to the newly announced Ericsson U500 mobile platform.
The features of Ericsson U500 chipset include:
- high quality camcorder
- 12 megapixel camera
- 800 x 480 WVGA display support
- advanced 3D gaming and 3D User Interface
- CD quality audio performance
- high resolution video for a true mobile TV experience
The Ericsson U500 combines three ARM11 CPUs and hardware accelerators, ARM Mali200 GPU and digital baseband into a small, cost and energy efficient package that can be easily fit into an advanced mobile multimedia handset.
Commercial availability of Ericsson U500 is slated for the first half of 2009.
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