June 15, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
There’s a joke that the Garminfone is a GPS device that happens to have a phone in it. The Altek Leo appears to be the same, except it’s a seemingly powerful digital camera acting as an Android phone.
The Leo includes 14 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, Xenon flash, and a retractable lens that gives the device a distinguished point-and-shoot feel. There are also physical controls at the top for zoom to go along with the customized software based on Android 2.1. We’ve yet to see any test shots produced by the camera and the megapixel myth doesn’t mean this will be better, but the presence of an optical zoom rather than a digital one means this likely takes amazing photos.
According to CNET Asia, the Altek Leo will release in Asia in Q4 2010. Here’s a video demo of the device taken by CNET Asia. Price is expected to be $499.