Samsung Adds Second 5MP Camera Phone

The floodgates have clearly opened

After waiting a relative age to bust out its first five megapixel camera phone, Samsung is well and truly over its coyness.

Just two weeks after it launched the SGH-G600 the company has stepped up to the mark once again with the SGH-G800. Like the G600, it shoots at up to five megapixels but also throws in a 3x optical zoom and proper Xenon flash enabling it to compete not just with the likes of Sony Ericsson’s K850i but even dedicated slim and light digicams too.

Away from its headlining feature this slider is no slouch either with a large 2.4in QVGA screen, HSDPA connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0 and a microSD expansion slot. In fact, the only obvious downside of the device is that all this functionality has had a detrimental effect on its waistline with its 16.8mm width fatter than a lot of handsets these days.

That said, the G800 looks a cracking handset for those who like their fashion phones to do a lot more than just look pretty and given that you’ll no longer need to carry round a digital camera for basic point and shoot stuff there’s likely to be extra space in your pockets anyway…

Unsurprisingly, Sammy hasn’t been keen to give a release date for the G800 yet, but I’d be surprised if it didn’t start pleasing snap-happy customers before the end of the year.

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