Photo taken with Nokia X surfaces


The Nokia X is rumored to come with a 5-megapixel camera, however when it appeared on the CamSpeed database, the detected camera was 3MP. To help clear this confusion, a another picture was taken with the Nokia X (A110) and the EXIF data shows it’s a 5MP photo.

The EXIF shows that the picture was taken with flash and a fixed-focus camera with a resolution of 1,920 × 2,560 pixels (4.9 MP). Previous rumors about the Nokia X indicate that the device will sport a 4-inch WVGA screen, dual-core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of internal memory and has a Dual-SIM option. The device is expected to be announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) which is set to take place on February 24 in Barcelona.

Source: EXIF
Via: GSMArena


Samsung to equip Samsung Galaxy S5 with new LED flash


Earlier today we reported on a leaked image that appears to reveal the Samsung Galaxy S5 will come equipped with a 16MP camera. To help make pictures even better, Samsung will also be using some new LED flash components designed for mobile devices, with the Galaxy S5 leading the way. Samsung unveiled several new components including two reflector-integrated flash LED packages, a flip-chip flash LED, and two side-view LEDs. The components are geared to high-end devices with powerful cameras trying to capture a wide field of view. 
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Screenshots from Sony “Sirius” camera apps reveal support for 4K video, other effects


As we get closer to MWC 2014 and the likely release of the Sony “Sirius” device as the Sony Xperia Z2, we have some new images that reveal some of the camera functions on the new device. Perhaps of greatest interest to many, even if usefulness may be limited until the market matures, is the presence of 4K video recording. XDA member iRimas, who has the device, grabbed the screenshots showing some of the settings for 4K video and some other features.
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Nokia X benchmark hints at 3 megapixel fixed-focus camera and Android 4.1

Nokia Normany press render

If the Nokia X ever gets announced, there’s not going to be anything left about the phone to surprise us. The latest leak comes from a CamSpeed benchmark, which is a benchmark typically to measure camera performance. Nokia’s X phone has shown up in some scores with a 3 megapixel, fixed-focus camera. The original specs we’d heard suggested the phone would have a 5 megapixel camera, so this lowers that bar just a bit.

The benchmark also showed the device running Android 4.1. A few rumors floating around said it would run Android 4.4, but it’s looking like that isn’t going to be the case. Considering how heavily Nokia plans on skinning Android for this phone, they may not have felt it necessary to use the latest and greatest software.
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HTC M8 may feature an upgraded 5MP camera


After leaking this morning, we have some new information regarding the camera on the HTC M8. According to developer @LlabTooFeR on Twitter, the successor to the HTC One will feature a 5MP camera rather than the previously rumored 2.1MP one. With the twin cameras and dual LED flash on board, HTC seems to be heavily focusing on the camera with its upcoming flagship device. Currently, HTC is rumored to be holding an event in New York City next month.
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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact having light bleed issues from camera flash


Sony’s newest entry into the Xperia lineup, the Xperia Z1 Compact, is apparently having some issues with the camera flash in low light situations. According to users on Android-Hlife and the Sony Mobile forums, taking pictures at night outside or in dimly lit areas when using the flash causes light bleeding, which distorts the pictures. Basically, it looks like the light emitted from the flash on the back of the phone is refracted back onto the lens, causing some pretty washed out images.

The issue is looking like its more prevalent on the pink and lime models compared to the black and white, which is pretty odd. Hopefully it’s something that Sony can get worked out through a software update, but camera problems can be pretty tricky.
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Motorola updates gallery application on newest line of devices

Moto Camera

Motorola continues to push small updates to users of its newest line of devices by adding core apps to the Play Store that are compatible with the Moto X, the Droid Maxx, Droid Ultra, Droid Mini, and the Moto G. The gallery app now features an entirely new user interface, including a slide-out side menu, larger thumbnails, a timeline of pictures, quick access to the camera roll, and albums in a more familiar layout.

You can get the new update in the Play Store— just follow the link after the break.

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Pictures of upcoming Sony D6503 leak


iRimas from XDA shared a few pictures of the upcoming Sony D6503 handset today, which appears to be an updated version of the Sony Xperia Z1.

The device appears to have smaller bezels, which could mean a 5.2-inch display. There are also larger speaker holes at the bottom of the phone, and a SIM tray appears to be on the left side of the device as well. It also appears as though there’s room for a microSD slot on the side as well.

The volume rocker, power button, camera key, magnetic pins, headphone jack, and the LED notification light seem to be in the same place as they all were on the Z1, including the camera placement on the back.

Specs haven’t been revealed yet, but we’re expecting Sony to take everything up a notch with their new device. Hit the source link for more pictures. 

Source: Xperia Blog

Polaroid Socialmatic delayed in move to merge retro style with modern Android power


Polaroid has been working on a new camera that they think merges some old-school style with the utility of a modern Android-powered device, the Polaroid Socialmatic. Of course, anyone who remembers old Polaroid cameras knows part of the magic was seeing the picture spit out of the camera and then waiting for it to “develop” so everyone could see the image that was just captured. With the ability to view images virtually instantly on a smartphone screen, there is not much utility in being able to print an image any longer, but Polaroid thinks there may still be some consumers out there that want to re-live the experience. The Polaroid Socialmatic delivers at least partially on that front by providing the capability to print 2×3 copies of images using Zero Ink (Zink) printing technology.
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Qualcomm to show Snapdragon 805 camera improvements at CES


There is no doubt that Qualcomm is using CES to show exactly what the new Snapdragon 805 processor is capable of. A few days ago, we saw a preview of the Ultra Sound Note technology being used. Today, Qualcomm has released another set of videos that gives a look at what the processor can contribute to photography. Chroma Flash, Action Shot, and OptiZoom are all brand new. Chroma Flash takes two photos — one with flash and another without. By doing so, it merges the images together so users do not have a cold photo from the device’s flash.

If your camera struggles with focusing on a particular object, Action Shot aims to solve that problem. Upon tapping the object, the camera will remain focused on it as it moves across the screen. OptiZoom is similar to Action Shot as it has to do with keeping things in the shot. OptiZoom keeps an object in the frame as it is moved around.

Hit the break to watch a short video on each feature. And be sure to stick with Talk Android for our CES coverage.
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