HTC Windows Phone 7 handset with 12 MP camera in the wild


The infamous E.Murtazin is apparently in the possession of an upcoming Windows Phone 7 handset that features a 12 MegaPixel camera capable of shooting uncompressed RAW images. This is definitely more realistic than the rumored 16MP HTC handset and also really inserting because RAW shooting will probably be a first for a smartphone (correct me if I’m wrong). Eldar has already confirmed that it is not a Nokia handset and given his “close ties” with the Korean company I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a Samsung device. Remember that I already told you that Samsung was currently working on a high-end Windows Phone 7 Mango device so this could possibly be what Murtazin has in his hands right now.

UPDATE: The device is apparently and HTC handset as seen in the photos below (design looks similar to the HTC Trophy and is probably the HTC Mazaa which is probably the Torphy look-alike equipped with a Gyroscope shown and used during the MIX sessions and keynotes).


This would suggest that the rumored 16Mp from HTC is actually 12 Mp (remember that the current WP7 certified SoCs only support up to 12Mp camera sensors).

Here’s a video of the device running Windows Phone 7 Mango:

source: Twitter and Slashgear

  • Guest

    Haha, Eldar still doesn’t dare to speak about upcoming Nokia phones. Perhaps a wise move after last year’s incidents

  • Anonymous

    Slashgear are actually claiming that it’s an HTC device, http://www.slashgear.com/htc-12-megapixel-windows-phone-caught-in-wild-30155519/.

  • http://twitter.com/efjay01 Ef Jay

    I’m still likely buying an unlocked, unbranded Nokia handset. The carriers are going to screw up the whole experience for users and I dont want any part of that. And Im sure this HTC handset wlll be just another android clone.