The megapixel barrier has been once again broken on cameraphones, courtesy of Sony Ericsson’s new Cyber-shot S006 handset, that will be sold by Japanese┬á carrier KDDI starting next Spring. Odds are that this handset will never leave Japan, but maybe some other company will sell it internationally.

The sensor on the device is a 16.4 megapixel CMOS one, with ISO settings up to ISO 12800. The rest of the specifications on the phone are pretty good as well:

CPU: Snapdragon, 1GHz
Display: 3.3 inch screen (VGA apparently, but it could be HVGA or WVGA)
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS

Too bad that this device runs Sony’s proprietary OS, that’s non-smartphone material and we learn that the S006 is a KDDi exclusive.