Will a 12 megapixel camera phone with a high definition camcorder be available in 2009? That’s a possibility based on a new BCM2727 processor from Broadcom, according to infoSync World.
The article says the processor will support “720p HD video with H.264 encoding and decoding, both high profile at 30 fps and supports all major video compression algorithms, including H.263, MPEG 4/2/1, and VC-1. In addition to being capable of delivering a HD camcorder, it also provides an up to 12-megapixel digital camera.
“A HDMI port has also been incorporated, in order to connect smartphones to full-size HD televisions….
“The processor should also enable up to 60 hours of audio playback and 3 hours of HD camcorder capture time, however, in combination with cellular radios and processors, it's expected that the battery life will stay at the current real-world level.”
Yes, it’s possible
Whether this will occur in a couple of years, I don’t know, but I think it’s entirely possible. I do know you can now buy a ten megapixel camera phone in South Korea. So an extra two megapixels in two years won’t be a stretch.
As for a high definition video recorder, the new LG Viewty offers recording at 120 frames per second in addition to a five megapixel camera.