Cameras, whether they are part of other consumer electronics or not, are only as powerful as their image sensors.
decided to really go out of its way this time, having released the OV16820 and OV16825.
They not only manage 16 megapixel images, but they can shoot 1080p video and even 4K content at 60 fps.
4K2K (3840 x 2160) and QFHD (3840 x 2160 -Quad Full HD) are what we're talking about here.
As if this quality wasn't enough, the sensors can handle 4,608 x 3,456 resolutions too, although the frame rate will go from 60 to 30 fps.
No way to know when phones equipped with either of these things will become available, but we suspect we'll have to wait until a dedicated video encoder that is capable of handling that much data appears.