New developments in camera technology could lead to more people looking to recycle mobile phones in a bid to upgrade their handset.
Mobile imaging specialist Scalado has this week showcased its latest technology via a live demonstration at the three-day GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The firm has labelled its newest product as "ground-breaking" and believes it could alter the way in which mobile phones are used to take photographs.
Its Camera Framework technology has been applied to Qualcomm's MSM8x60 and will afford users the opportunity to rewind their photographs in order to create the perfect picture.
Scalado provides camera features for many of the top mobile phone brands in the world and this latest development could see more people clamouring for the latest smartphones that encompass the product.
Such is the firm's grasp on the telecommunications market, it is anticipated that its technology will soon feature on one billion gadgets.
Co-founder Fadi Abbas believes the Camera Framework breakthrough will go a long way in evolving the use of mobile phone cameras.
"No digital still camera can perform like this," he remarked.
"By integrating the Camera Framework concept with Qualcomm's hardware imaging subsystem, we are driving the future of imaging by enabling new features and use cases that are only possible on a smartphone."
Recently, Scalado also launched its Image Processing Platform, which was said to offer mobile phone users "the ultimate imaging experience".
One of the key features of the system is its ability to operate alongside other applications in order to take cutting edge 3D recordings.
Company CEO Hakan Persson believes this development will also enhance the concept of mobile phone photography.
"Scalado can deliver a truly outstanding imaging experience for end users that will allow them to record and re-live their most cherished memories," he noted.