Touchscreen 8MP Samsung M8800 Unveiled, UPDATE: Official

For those who don't like keys.

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 (720×480 pixels) and VGA (640 x 480 pixels) 30fps video recording
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • Accelerometer
  • DivX playback
  • FM radio with RDS
  • microSD /microSD HC card slot
  • Bluetooth
  • 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…

Links:
via GSM Arena
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