Nokia wasn’t the only one to announce a high-end Windows Phone this week at CES. HTC made a huge splash by announcing the TITAN II and its 16 megapixel camera. Not to mention a whopping 4.7-inch screen and 4G LTE speeds. The HTC TITAN II will be available on AT&T ‘in the coming months’.
Obviously the camera is one of the main selling points of this Windows Phone powered device. Boasting 16 megapixels, the HTC TITAN II should take some great pictures. Or no? Some think it’s a gimmick and it’s not just about the pixels. I tend to agree, although I hope that HTC paid attention to the rest of the camera specs. HTC had this to say about the camera in the press release:
Packed with advanced imaging technology, the HTC TITAN II features a 16-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens, autofocus, dual LED flash, red eye reduction, image stabilization, a backside-illuminated sensor and a physical camera button, offering a viable replacement for digital point-and-shoot cameras. The HTC TITAN II delivers a number of features that HTC has developed to help consumers capture photos in a variety of conditions; for instance, panoramic shot for sweeping landscapes and burst shot for action photography. The smartphone also enables 720p HD video recording with the rear-facing camera, as well as on-the-go video chat over Wi-Fi with its 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Let’s take a quick look at some more of the basic specs…
HTC TITAN II specs
- 4G LTE enabled for the AT&T network
- 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor
- 1730mAh battery
- 4.7-inch super LCD screen
- 16 megapixel main camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera
- F2.6 aperture, backside-illuminated camera sensor
- Windows Phone 7.5
The release date of the HTC TITAN II is still up in the air. All we know is “coming months”, as stated in the press release. The Nokia Lumia 900 has the same release time, and Nokia has taken a lot of flack for not having an exact date. Maybe this has more to do with AT&T unsure of things than it does the manufacturers. Be sure to read my article about the Nokia 900 release date if you have a chance.
We’ll have more coverage on the HTC TITAN II in the coming weeks.
Which phone are you more impressed with? This or the Nokia Lumia 900?