You did not have to be an expert to know that T-Mobile were going to announce the HTC myTouch 4G Slide, so came as no surprise when the carrier made it official. We would like to point out one thing to you though, as the camera on this new handset is comparable to the Nokia N9. Let’s take a look at the camera and some of the other hardware to see how the two stack up.
So first things first that camera; it not only has 8-megapixels but also the ability to shoot in low-light conditions thanks to its special f2.2 lens. Most smartphone cameras are unable to shoot in burst mode, but this is yet another feature of the upcoming myTouch 4G Slide. Add to this HDR and 1080P video recording and you have a very capable camera on this handset.
We have already given you details on how the myTouch 4G Slide is a little like the G2, although this was only its keyboard. So let’s give you a little refresher of what other features we can expect. HTC’s new handset will come with a 3.7-inch WVGA Super LCD screen compared to the 3.9-inch AMOLED display on Nokia’s latest handset. Then there is the processor, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU for the former and just a single-core 1GHz OMAP3630 for the latter.
Next up is the RAM, we know that the N9 has 1GB but T-Mobile has not shared those details just yet. Now you may wonder why we wanted to put these two handsets together if one is more powerful than the other. Well it was only to highlight that a high-performing 4G handset still has the same kind of camera as a cheaper slower handset.
Anyway enough about the Nokia N9, as we already know so much. T-Mobile is expected to release the HTC myTouch 4G Slide in July and will cost $199.99 on a two-year contract. There is said to be two colors at launch, black and khaki — no mention of a white version then?
You can clearly see that not only is processor speed and display a main focus of upcoming handsets, but also the camera as well. However, we have to wonder why Apple does not think like this? OK, we know that it is not always about the megapixels and more about the lens itself, but adding features to improve taking photos in low-light conditions would be an added benefit for the iPhone 5. We will just have to wait and see what Apple has up its sleeves.
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