Altek Leo 14MP Android phone due Q4 for $499 [Video]

Altek's Leo smartphone looked like the perfect example of render-based link-bait back when the company mentioned it last month, but as promised the 14-megapixel Android smartphone made its debut at CommunicAsia 2010.  CNET Asia were on hand to fondle its 3x optical zoom and bring back the disappointing news that Altek are only planning an Asia launch for the moment. According to Altek, the Leo will debut with Android 2.1 - a Froyo update is in the works, but there's no timescale for its release - and should come with the usual bevy of Android apps.  It has a 1/2.3-inch CCD and a Xenon flash, together with dedicated zoom controls; Altek started out a standalone digital camera manufacturer, so they do have some experience making reasonable optics. Of course, we'll have to see the sort of photos the Leo produces before we grant final judgement - as we've seen on other camera-phones, you can have all the megapixels in the world but that doesn't necessarily add up to decent images.  Expect it to drop in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan come Q4 2010, priced at around $499. [youtube ikvYq1prQBs]

Altek Leo 14MP Android with HD video and optical zoom?

Ok I’ll be the first to say it, all these high megapixel cameras on cell phones are ridiculous and I love it. Altek announced the first 14 megapixel camera phone, it’s called the Leo and it could come equipped with Android. If this does in fact turn out to be an Android phone, it will without a doubt have the best camera available on any Android device, maybe even the best camera on any phone in general.