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SVP of Google Hints Motorola X Phone Will Have "Insanely Great" Camera

Steven Blum

The Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google, Vic Gundotra, took to Google+ to chat with fans and, while doing so, he let slip a few comments about the camera on the next Google device.

Speaking to fans about his upcoming trip to Lake Tahoe, Gundotra asked which device he should take – the Nexus 4 or a DSLR. After a commenter suggested that he would never have to lug around a DSLR if the Nexus 4 had "revolutionary camera hardware," Gundotra responded, "we are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras." Then, he added "just you wait and see."

Now it's unclear what Nexus device he's referring to, but we'd love to believe he's talking about Motorola's new "X" phone, the first phone created between the company and Google. Already, we've heard rumors that the "X" phone will have a Kevlar backing, massive battery and a Sony camera sensor.

It could be that Gundotra is referencing that Sony sensor, which used to be an iPhone exclusive. Sony's contract with Apple recently expired, allowing other manufacturers the possibility of working with the Japanese company on new cameras.

I'd love to have a 13MP camera that actually can take good shots at night. My dream camera would also have an optical zoom, but that's very pie-in-the-sky. What would your dream smartphone camera look like?