Ever since someone took a mobile phone and crammed a crappy camera sensor inside, we have called a lot of the devices on the market camera phones. That is a misleading name if you ask me and most of the people who have actually tried to take pics using a camera phone. The images suck 9 out of 10 times. I know the camera on my iPhone 3GS sucks massively.
I have seen some phones that have camera sensors that can take decent pics, but those devices are rare. LG has unveiled a new device that is only on DoCoMo for now that may well be one of the first phones we can truly call a camera phone. The device has a 12.1MP image sensor and looks more like a camera with a phone crammed inside than the other way around.
It also sports an ISO range up to 3200 and has a Pentax 1:3.6-5.5 lens with 3x optical zoom. Camera phones generally have crap digital zoom that makes a bad picture look even worse. The LG L-03C also can record 720p HD video and has GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G capability.
[via Akihabara News]