T-Mobile fabricates camera specs on new smartphones, says Consumer Reports

Uh oh, it looks like T-Mobile has been caught fabricating camera specs on its new smartphones. According to Consumer Reports, the fourth largest wireless provider in the United States wasn’t being all the way truthful with the shooters on its myTouch and myTouch Q devices. Both handsets hit the market earlier this month, and are decent mid-range phones. But here’s where things get a bit fishy. The engineers over at Consumer Reports found that the phones’ rear-facing main camera, supposedly offering 5 megapixels, actually offers a maximum resolution of 3.9 megapixels.

The way they figured this out was by taking a slew of camera shots using this special up to date software. Consumer Reports also added that the two phones automatically crop images to accommodate a widescreen, 16×9 frame, and that in lopping off some of the pixels, it lowers the resolution, resulting in “wide images that were only fair in image quality.”

That being said, we don’t know if T-Mobile intentionally lied about the megapixels on the phones, for all we know, it could be a fault on the part of the manufacturer Huawei. Stay tuned to the site, as we’ll be sure to keep you posted on the latest developments.

[via AllThingsD] [Image: cnet]


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