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16 MP Polaroid Android HD smartphone does optical zoom

11 January, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
16 MP Polaroid Android HD smartphone does optical zoom - read the full textHey, look - it's Big Foot! No, it's just the Altek Leo, a creature that appears occasionally, the local newspaper writes about it and then disappears for another year. This time there's a big name attached to it at least, so maybe this time it will get a proper market release. Meet the Polaroid...


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The features of this phone are not very advanced.

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  • 2013-02-11 13:18
  • t}XK

> In reply to yoon @ 2012-06-24 19:33 from 053F - click to readAltek copied kodak with this design. This was in development ages ago, but altek copied them as they are cheap bastards.

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  • 2012-10-07 15:06
  • dTV8

And I am sure this phone will never be available in India... NEVER...

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  • 2012-09-27 08:46
  • utGg

if they wanted success with this. it's simple.
Don't make it a phone.

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  • 2012-08-21 10:30
  • 3HDb

uhm that's fake, it looks just like my altek, but they swithced brands

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  • 2012-06-24 19:33
  • 053F

When are they available in the uk and how do I get one ?

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  • 2012-01-27 15:24
  • i5xS

well sharp did a optical zoom camera before. guess what a big flop. becuase of the size. but hopefully they will be thinner and less chunky. but the technical specs ive seen so far. looks awesome.

becuase nobody has made the ultimate camera phone. well samsung made the Pixon M8920 but korea only. maybe this will be a japan only. very much doubt a uk release will be available. these kind of phones just dont come to the uk. if it did. i would get one tommorow.

please polaroid have common sense make a uk release.

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  • 2012-01-14 21:25
  • mqMt

i agree with you,poor design but nice phone

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  • 2012-01-14 10:54
  • m1{v

> In reply to Vahram @ 2012-01-13 11:10 from jYtA - click to readIts made to look classic dumbass

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  • 2012-01-13 16:32
  • q8Q8

The design is poor, and the look of the material used is very cheap. This should only be a good concept

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  • 2012-01-13 11:10
  • jYtA

want a real camera buy a dslr!!

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  • 2012-01-13 10:00
  • Nv1P

It's cameraphone or phone camera?

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  • 2012-01-13 09:30
  • thtA

I'll stick to my A806.

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  • 2012-01-13 09:23
  • jF}7

When did Kodak buy Pararoid? They are seems 2 difference companies :|

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  • 2012-01-13 05:57
  • ULTZ

GSMArena's review of the Altek Leo was not glowing on the camera performance front. The good optics and the 14MP size were let down by poor processing and a smallish sensor. Some of those issues could be addressed by better engineering but the small sensor is going to stay a big obstacle and I would have thought 16MP will just aggravate the problems.

As to the software, there is a thread on xda-developers describing the torture of Altek Leo owners in trying to get a good user experience.

Let us hope the input of Kodak sorts out all of those issues so that there is at least one serious competitor for the Nokia N8 to best camera phone title.

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  • 2012-01-12 23:57
  • PP70

Grate features but the cover it look very cheap, and the design is poor,

Kodak stick to making cameras that is what you do best

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  • 2012-01-12 21:06
  • g5iA


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  • 2012-01-12 18:56
  • nUWX

Well many set backs aside it looks cool and will probably have a beastly camera for a phone.

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  • 2012-01-12 14:14
  • FJuu

720p videos only? why the hell kodak is trying to impress with a 16 mega pixels device when it doesn't offer the essential 1080p?

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  • 2012-01-12 13:52
  • NvYx

battery backup will be 5 minutes,anyway waiting for the nokia n8 sucessor with 16mp,dual core and symbian donna.

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  • 2012-01-12 13:32
  • t1$E

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