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8MP Samsung Innov8 Hits UK Next Month

Gordon Kelly


8MP Samsung Innov8 Hits UK Next Month

It's good news time: the tastiest smartphone this year (at least in terms of raw specs) will hit the UK in September.

Of course it is the Samsung Innov8 we are talking about and the increasingly influential Carphone Warehouse has leaked this very welcome news though sadly it hasn't given away what networks have secured the handset or even if the super rich will be able to grab it sim free.

Still let's not worry about the minutiae and once more rejoice with a love-in over the i8510 Innov8's feature set:

  • an eight megapixel camera equipped with autofocus and dual LED flash, smile shot, blink shot & face recognition

  • 7.2Mbit HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP connectivity

  • 16GB of native storage with a microSD slot

  • aGPS

  • DivX, WMV, Real Player and Mpeg4 video codec support

  • 120fps video recording and 3D surround sound

  • No Windows Mobile (
  • bad Omnia) but S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2

  • Battery life capable of 510 minutes talk time or 310 hours on standby

And yes at 106.5 x 53.9 x 16.9mm it's a bit of a chunker and yes, the touchscreen interface isn't likely to be as good as multi-touch on the iPhone, but let me dream. After all, it's becoming a dull (and expensive) world when no one comes even remotely close to Apple's lone and poorly stocked handset...


Samsung UK


August 13, 2008, 4:08 am

InnovEIGHT!? Because it has an EIGHT megapixel camera? Am I reading this right!?



August 13, 2008, 6:26 am

@Darfuria, sadly yes. Yes you are...

Chani Tough

August 13, 2008, 11:50 am

the touchscreen interface isn't likely to be as good as multi-touch on the iPhone????

This phone does not even have touchscreen - am I missing something here??

The Pope

August 13, 2008, 12:09 pm

True datTM

It's a slider with a regular keypad (and a bloody big screen). But honestly, touchscreen or no, the OS is still a massively important factor and Samsung will do well to come anywhere near the genius of the iPhone (which I believe is just running a modified version of OSX!)


August 13, 2008, 2:02 pm

if it had a xenon flash it would truly be an uber phone


August 13, 2008, 2:37 pm

Chani, you're right - for touch-screen, I read touch-pad (which it does have).

I was hoping this phone was going to be released this month (wasn't there some sort of press-release a while back), but I guess I can wait another month.

Comparisons to the iPhone are pointless though - this is aimed at the top-end Nokia N-series market, not the iPhone market. Samsung have the Omnia in that space, but for those of use who prefer functionality over form, this is a very exciting handset.

It's between this and the SE905 at the moment although the proprietary connectors / memory card of the SE make the Innov8 the front-runner ATM. Begs the question...where are Nokia right now?


August 13, 2008, 4:47 pm

I love you too x


August 13, 2008, 5:53 pm

who are you?


August 13, 2008, 6:07 pm

@TheMonkeyHead & ilovethemonkeyhead - young decapitated love blooms?

Dean Apiagyei-Williams

August 13, 2008, 6:27 pm

Enough monkey business... Does anyone know what networks this will be available on?

I'm hoping T-Mobile and/or O2, though I heard that O2 would not be carrying the Nokia N95 cos' it could harm iPhone sales...


August 13, 2008, 7:10 pm

Is that an SDHC slot? I would certainly hope so.


August 13, 2008, 7:29 pm


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