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Huawei myTouch Camera Rates 3.9MP, Not 5MP

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Aug 22, 2012, 8:43 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Phone Scoop has confirmed that the cameras of the Huawei myTouch and myTouch Q do not capture 5-megapixel images. Because the devices shoot only in a 16:9 aspect ratio, the images captured measure 2,560 x 1,536 pixels. This calculates to 3.9 megapixels and not the 5 megapixels advertised by Huawei and T-Mobile. The issue was first noted by Consumer Reports, and Phone Scoop was able to duplicate the results with review units on hand.

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Aug 22, 2012, 11:03 AM

Why would they lie about that?

Seems fishy to me.
They probably didn't even think about the aspect ratio when rating the camera - OR, the actual camera mechanism itself IS capable of 5 MP, but the software limitation that forces shots into that aspect ratio limit resolution, and therefor the number o...
I'm betting they used a 5MP sensor which usually has a 4:3 aspect ratio, coupled with software that takes 16:9 pictures. Result: ~4MP photos.
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