HTC might feel megapixels are overrated, but that’s not to say manufacturers aren’t in a race to increase the megapixel count on their camera specs sheet. Zopo Mobile, a Chinese manufacturer, is planning to announce a phablet with a whopping 32-megapixel rear camera.
We contacted the company's India office and they confirmed that the 32-megapixel phone is indeed in the works and will launch in May as announced. No further details were furnished, and unfortunately, there’s no image to go by either. We didn’t get the device's model number or name from the company either.
It will run Android 4.1 at launch and the huge 5.7-inch display is expected to have either a full HD resolution or at the very least a 1280 x 720-pixel native resolution. The company announced this phone on its Facebook page last month.
Zopo is looking to cash in on the phablet craze
From the Facebook post, we understand that the device has a 1.6GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU under the hood. Up front there’s an equally unbelievable 5-megapixel camera unit. Mysteriously, the device also has support for “3D Stereo Gaming”, which we take to mean as having a powerful GPU.
Zopo Mobile has been trying to break into the Indian market, something that a lot of Chinese manufacturers are also striving for. The company has launched service centres and after-sales support for its phones in India. The upcoming phone is based on the Zopo Z950+, which is available on the company’s website. From the looks of it, the Z950+ seems like the blueprint on which the forthcoming 32-megapixel beast will be based on.
Priced at Rs 15,999, the Z950+ also has a 5.7-inch display with a 720p resolution. It is powered by MediaTek’s MT6589 quad-core processor. The Cortex A7-based processor is clocked at 1.2GHz and there’s 1GB of RAM to complement it. Zopo is planning to launch exclusive stores in India later this year, with outlets being planned in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.