The camera is one of the main features that mobile phone owners make use of on a frequent basis, and new developments could see handset photography improve further.
Xenon Technologies is working with researchers from Nanyang Technological University in order to develop a powerful flash that is small enough to fit on these portable gadgets.
Many handsets, like the Apple iPhone 5, sport an LED flash, but the xenon alternative found on digital cameras are far brighter and more effective.
The recently unveiled HTC One has been designed to accommodate consumer's demand for better shots in low light.
UltraPixel technology ensures better contrast, brightness and colour saturation of photographs taken when it is dark or dingy.
Nokia also prioritised superior snaps when engineering its flagship Lumia 920 device, which sports the Windows Phone 8 operating system.
PureView technology "takes in five-times more light than competing smartphones without using flash", and works alongside optical image stabilisation to produce high-quality photographs.
Posted by Simon Thomas