Moto X to Pack 10 MP ClearPixel Camera with 1080p 60fps Video Recording Support
With only one day left until the Moto X release date, the Motorola smartphone is one of the hottest subjects for the tech publications. Well, new details regarding the Moto X camera have hit the web.
According to a source close to Android and Me, the new Moto X will be world’s first smartphone capable of recording 1080p videos at a resolution of 60 fps. Moreover, the video recording quality will be improved by an algorithm that allows the camera to use the whole surface of the optical sensor, courtesy of “x4HD Video capture, which bins 4 pixels together to create one perfect pixel.” The x4HD Video capture will allow the Moto X to capture videos of a higher quality and with less noise in low light conditions.
The optical sensor mounted on the back of the Motorola Moto X will have a pixel size of 1.4 microns, superior to the 1.1 microns sensor of the Samsung Galaxy S4, but significantly smaller than the 2 microns sensor used for the HTC One flagship. Helped by the ClearPixel sensor using the aforementioned technology, the 10 megapixel camera mounted on the back of the new Moto X should be capable of snapping above average photos in low light conditions.
And since the image quality is not enough to ensure the best video experience, Motorola has equipped the new Moto X with 3 mics, capable of recording videos with 3D Surround sound. Fortunately, there’s only a day left until all the rumors about the Moto X specs will be confirmed. Or dismissed.
The rumor mill also speculates that the Moto X will rather be a mid-range smartphone. It seems that the smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola will sport a 4.7-inch HD AMOLED display (even though the flagship smartphones launched this year come with 1080p screens) and that it will be powered by a Snapdragon S4 chipset with dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. The smartphone will also come with 2 GB of RAM, according to sources, while the battery will be a 2,200 mAh unit.
The Moto X will run almost-stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. Why is it almost-stock? Because it will stick to the original Android Jelly Bean interface, but it will come some Motorola-specific with always-on voice controls and with a minimalist gesture-based camera app interface.
Sources say that the Moto X will have a starting price of $350 without subsidy and available for around $99 with a two year agreement with the carriers.
Remember that the Motorola Moto X launch event will kick off tomorrow, so stay tuned as we will return with fresh details about the highly anticipated smartphone developed by the Chicago-based phone maker.