Clamshells with 5 Megapixel cameras are so last year in Japan. 8MP flip phones are all the rage now, and the new SoftBank 930SH comes to sustain my affirmation.
Created by Sharp for SoftBank, the 930SH is truly unique among camera phones. That’s because its autofocus camera, instead of having a standard CMOS sensor, comes with a CCD one.
CCD (charge-coupled device) technology is mainly used in professional digital photography, as it offers images at a higher quality and with a higher degree of uniformity.
This being said, it’s likely that SoftBank 930SH can offer a photo quality like no othger phone out there.
Apart from that, the specs of Sharp’s new phone include:
A 3-inch internal display with 480 x 854 pixels
Tri band GSM connectivity (900/1800/1900 MHz) plus WCDMA/HSDPA
CMOS camera for video calls
100MB of internal memory
MicroSD & MicroSDHC cards support, up to 4GB
105 x 48 x 15.2 millimeters
SoftBank 930SH should be commercially available in Japan starting the next few days (or weeks), but its price is currently not known.
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