Nokia’s Lumia 1020 smartphone may have a crazy high-resolution 41MP camera. But it looks like Chinese phone maker Oppo may be preparing to go even crazier.
Leaked photos that appear to have been snapped with an unreleased Oppo Find 7 smartphone suggest it could have a 50MP camera.
Update: It turns out the Oppo Find 7 has a 13MP camera… but it uses software to stitch multiple shots together to create 50MP images.
The ability to cram more pixels into a photo doesn’t always make for better images. But Nokia’s PureView camera does have one big benefit: By snapping high-res images, you can zoom in pretty tightly without the need for a bulky optical zoom and without using the often-horrible digital zoom found on most cameras.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from across the web.
- Leaked photo suggests Oppo Find 7 smartphone could have 50 megapixel camera
The EXIF data for the image above shows that it’s an 8160 x 6120 pixel image taken with an Oppo Find 7 camera. [GizChina]
- Vudu working on adding Chromecast support to its Android, iOS apps
It looks like soon we’ll be able to add online movie site Vudu to the list of multimedia services that support Google’s $35 media streamer. [Vudu]
- Verizon launches Allset prepaid 3G smartphone plans for $45 and up
Now there’s another option for folks looking for pre-paid smartphone service for cheaper-than-post-paid prices. Unfortunately the plans don’t include 4G LTE speeds. [Verizon]
- Apple CarPlay lets you make calls, navigate, listen to music by pairing iPhone with an in-car system
Google’s expected to roll out official support for pairing Android devices with in-dash systems soon. Apple’s unveiling its new platform first. [Apple]
- Asus unveils J1800I-C passively cooled Bay Trail motherboard
There’s no word on price yet, but this little motherboard has a Celeron J1800 dual-core CPU, passive cooling, and plenty of ports. [Fanless Tech]
- Run multiple Chrome OS profiles without logging out (in latest Chrome dev build)
Want to hand your Chromebook to a friend and let them use it for a few minutes without shutting down and rebooting? Now you can sign into another Google account without turning off the machine. [+François Beaufort]