If you are one of those who buy a new phone by seeing the pixel count on its camera then this one has been made just for you. Altek has announced its entry into the smartphone market with the launch of its latest smartphone called the Altek Leo 3.5G. The device is the newest warrior in the smartphone war and is equipped with some solid features. The main weapon that this device is boasting is a 14MP professional camera. Yes, you heard it right- it is bearing a professional camera that is carrying 14 MP specification.
While launching the hone Alex Hsia, president and CEO of Altek, notes that, “picture taking has already risen to become one of the most important mobile phone functions for consumers. Phones able to capture high definition, high quality images and video are a win-win for users as well as telecommunication service providers, as the latter can anticipate rising bandwidth usage rates when users share images remotely” and is very rightly stating that as well.
The device is Boasting a 14-megapixel camera that can also do HD video recording, it will be accompanied by a 3.2-inch WVGA capacitive display, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 3.5G (HSPA/WCDMA) support, GPS navigation, an accelerometer, a digital compass and handwriting recognition. Too bad it is still running on Android 2.1, where we hope an Android 2.2 Froyo update is in the works. But the only one question that brushes my mind whenever I think of th device is why do you want a camera or rather a professional 14MP camera on your device I would rather be better off buying a digital camera for myself?
As far as the camera features are concerned they are obviously good consifering that is the native field of the company- The image sensor is a 1/2.3-inch CCD, a common version found in standalone point-and-shoots. This is larger than those typically found in camera-phones and is supposed to deliver better-quality photos with less image noise. The Leo comes with an extendable 3x optical zoom lens, which is widest at 36mm (35mm equivalent). It also comes with a Xenon flash for lighting up dark subjects.
Altek Leo Specifications:
The listed specs for the device that have been provided by the company are placed below:
- Dimensions: 111.9 x 56.1 x 15.5 mm (18.5mm)
- Battery Capacity: 1020 mAh
- Weight : 140g (incl. battery pack)
- Operating System: Android™ 2.1 (Éclair)
- 3.2 inch
- 16M colors
- 800 x 480 pixel (WVGA)
- Wide-view screen
- Capacitive touch, Multi-touch capable
- Cellular Network: HSPA/WCDMA: 2100 MHz
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- Broadband Data:
- HSDPA 7.2Mbps
- HSUPA 5.76Mbps
- WCDMA 384Kbps
- EDGE/GPRS Class 33
- Wi-Fi™ 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth : V2.1+EDR
- USB : USB 2.0 (Mini USB)
- Sensors : Accelerometer, Digital compass
- Multimedia : Android Supported Media Formats
- Video formats: H.263, H.264, Motion-JPEG
- Audio formats: MP3/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+/MIDI/WAV/OGG
- Expandable Memory: microSD memory card (up to 32GB)
With its high-speed processor and powerful, simple-to-use Android user interface, Leo is easy and intuitive to use. We found it simply amazing now it’s your turn to try the smartphone and let us know of your take on the device. According to one blog, Altek Leo Price in India is near about Rs. 24500/- in Indian Rupees.
CNET Asia hands-on with the Altek Leo (Video):