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1080p video capture coming to HTC phones soon

HTC also mentions 5.1 surround sound output for several mobile phones and an upcoming tablet that employs Google Android for its OS.

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During the launch of its HTC Smart, Desire, and Legend devices in South Africa, HTC local managing director Quinton Leigh revealed that the company was preparing mobile phones that could record 1080p HD video.

Currently, mobile phones that record HD video are restricted to 720p resolution. These include the Samsung i8910 HD and Sony Ericsson Vivaz. According to Leigh, HTC's models that do full-HD capture will possibly be available by the second quarter of 2011.

Given the amount of technology manufacturers are putting into handsets, it's not surprising we will one day hit full-HD video capture. What would be interesting is how HTC will support the large file sizes of video clips and presence of imaging artifacts given the poor quality (compared with dedicated digicams) of mobile-phone image sensors and lenses.

(Source: Crave Asia via Phone Report via Unwired View)