We knew it was coming, but it's now official. LG is upping the camera phone stakes by announcing that it will be showcasing a 12-megapixel camera before the end of 2009. While the manufacturer is gearing up for the launch of the eight-megapixel sporting LG Viewty Smart later this month, a so far unnamed supposedly superior handset is waiting in the wings.
Of course, LG is not the first manufacturer to announce plans for a twelve-megapixel camera phone with Sony Ericsson having done so at Mobile World Congress in February, where it even demoed an early model of the handset. The Sony Ericsson Idou is rumoured to be set for an October arrival and will be the first of a new range of phones called Entertainment Unlimited.
As always, we promise to bring you more information as soon as we have it, but in the meantime click here to watch our exclusive video of the aforementioned Sony Ericsson Idou.