HTC Titan II shocker, no 1080p video capture

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One of the most impressive smartphones at CES 2012 is undoubtedly the HTC Titan II, the technical specifications are great and the 16 megapixel camera is undoubtedly its selling point, but we have just read the official press release over at HTC.com and found something pretty concerning.

When Alan Ng spoke about the HTC Titan II in detail he suggested that the 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera could capture video at 720p, however this never quite sounded right to us so looked into things further. It turns out that the rear-facing 16 megapixel camera is what’s capable of 720p video capture – this is disappointing, especially considering the fact that there’s plenty of smartphones which feature 8 megapixel sensors which can capture 1080p Full HD video. You can see the extract from HTC’s press release below which seemingly confirms that there will be no 1080p capture:

The smartphone also enables 720p HD video recording with the rear-facing camera

We carried out a little research and from what we can see there is not a Windows Phone 7 smartphone currently available, or announced, which boasts 1080p video capture, therefore perhaps this is a limitation with the Mango update (aka Windows Phone 7.5), maybe the Apollo update which is said to arrive in mid 2012 will add this capability – we sure hope so.

It seems weird to us that on one hand the HTC Titan II can boast the highest-resolution camera sensor we have ever seen in a smartphone, yet not allow 1080p video capture. We would have thought that if HTC knew that the Apollo update would bring 1080p capabilities they would have told us this at CES as some may see this limitation as a dealbreaker – wouldn’t you/.

Hopefully we will find out more about the reason for the HTC Titan II’s mediocre video capture soon, when we do we will keep you posted.

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  • Anonymous

    TBH… 1080p video files are HUGE, 720p is the best compromise in ters of quality vs. file size.  I don’t think people want to spend all their data allowance by uploading a 5-10 minutes 1080p family video to youtube…

  • Canoe_polo4

    Wait for Windows 8and put up with whatever you have til then because it will be huge for smartphones and tablets in particular. My 9800 plan finishes around October 2012 so I have to wait . There will be many big releases between now and then in 2012 so the name of the game is patience. Study the form guide and learn as much as you can so you can work out how things in the pipeline best suit your requirements.