Android users may now rejoice as T-Mobile unveiled their latest and greatest smartphone the myTouch 4G Slide with advanced camera features to rival Apple's iPhone 4. An enhanced version of the myTouch 3G Slide can be seen in the new myTouch 4G camera hardware and software, which is considered an iPhone 4 camera killer.
Apple's iPhone 4 has ruled over the smartphone and many 'point and shoot' cameras with its 5 megapixel and superior performance in capturing low light images. But those who needed higher performance from the iPhone 4 had to rely on third party HDR apps to assist in developing more enhanced images. Users have also complained about the iPhone 4's low-lit single LED flash.
The myTouch 4G Slide packs a powerful package with an 8 megapixel camera that exceeds iPhone 4's current specs and performs with lighting quick shutter speeds for quick burst shots in action or sequence photos. Its dual LED flash and f/2 wide aperture lens runs smoothly on the stock camera software. Also placed in the mix is the SweetShot feature which allows for easy shooting in panoramic mode.
The faster performing smartphone camera runs on a dual core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Photos are beautifully displayed on its 3.7 inch WVGA LCD screen.
Though the myTouch 4G Slide totes some impressive specs, the iPhone 5 may still have a heads up on the competition. According to Macworld, a higher number of megapixel count does not necessarily mean it is a better quality camera. The current iPhone's 5 megapixel camera was able to outduel most of its competitors who possessed up to 12 megapixels.
The iPhone 5 is also rumored to integrate a dual LED flash with its 8 megapixel camera. The upcoming Apple smartphone will have a dual A5 processor running on iOS 5, which should be enough juice to power an equivalent or better camera than the myTouch 4G.
Apple may have other interesting camera features on the way including an image capture device for auto perspective orientation. This would enable taking clear pictures inside a car or train by using the device's accelerometer sensors. Another is installing multiple rear facing cameras in order to take 3D photos. Both features are currently being filed as patents by Apple.
The iPhone 4 camera may appear to be dethroned by T-Mobile's new release, but expect a comeback as Apple plans to launch their iPhone 5 later this year. T-Mobile's new myTouch 4G slide is expected to sell for $200 if you sign a two year contract.