HTC is to release a smartphone with a professional-level 12 megapixel camera that supports the RAW file format, supported by the latest Windows Phone 7 software.
A video was posted by renowned leakster Eldar Murtazin, which shows the phone he has dubbed the HTC ‘Mazaa’ in action, says Digital Trends.
While it is not necessarily the first smartphone to ship with a 12 megapixel camera, it is a rarity among handsets as it is a specification that professional snappers use. The ability to shoot in the RAW format is usually only available in dedicated cameras.
Another interesting point is that the leaked phone appears to be running on Windows Phone 7 ‘Mango’ operating system, the latest update from Microsoft that is yet to hit the market.
The new fruity flavoured update, which Microsoft has been twiddling its thumbs over for some time now, will also feature on handsets being made by Acer, Fujitsu, Samsung, LG and ZTE.
It has also been noted that Mango would be the operating system on which the much anticipated Nokia/Microsoft handset collaboration will debut later this year.