With the UK's first eight megapixel cameraphone, the Samsung i8510, scoring a glowing review from us today you can see why the company would be keen to capitalise...
Consequently, timing itself very nicely then is GSM Arena's scoop for the 'M8800' - the mysterious touchscreen Samsung eight megapixeler that was leaked by Carphone Warehouse last week. Helpfully snapping it beside a Samsung Omnia), GSM Arena says the codenamed 'Bresson' has been renamed the 'Pixon' and has a whole bunch of snaps and a complete run down of specs. Here we go:
- Quad-band GSM, tri-band HSDPA
- 107.9 x 54.6 x 14.9 mm, 110 g
- 3.2in, 400 x 240 pixel touchscreen display
- 8 megapixel camera, autofocus, face recognition with smile detection and blink detection, WDR (wide dynamic range), ASR (advanced shake reduction), GPS geotagging, ISO 1600, WVGA (720x480 pixels) and VGA (640 x 480 pixels) 30fps video recording
- Built-in GPS receiver
- DivX playback
- FM radio with RDS
- microSD /microSD HC card slot
- Landscape virtual QWERTY keyboard
- Handwriting recognition
- ShoZu integration - direct image and video upload
- Office document viewer
Obviously missing points are the onboard memory and the slightly strange news that WiFi seems to be missing. It also apparently shares the Omnia's Windows Mobile 6.1-based OS so there may sadly be a few chinks in its armour.
That said, there's still no official word from Samsung though a promo clip has also leaked out which really let's the cat out of the bag. Sadly it takes the unfortunate Apple-esque route of speeded up phone functionality renderings. We do wish those would go away...
Expect something to spill from Korean lips very soon.
Update: Now official in a viral, artsy kinda way at thephotographicadventuresofnickturpin.com. Still no WiFi mentioned...