Samsung enter the 12 megapixel competition with Pixon12

Tags: Samsung, Touch UI

Samsung have long been rumored to have a 12 megapixel cameraphone in the works. Well, now it sees daylight for the first time - meet the Pixon12 - the first 12MP cameraphone to hit the market, scheduled for a June launch.

The M8910 is the model number standing behind the Pixon12. The new cameraphone pointed as Sony Ericsson Satio (a.k.a. Idou) competitor makes its mark with a 3.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen with a highly advertised 10000:1 contrast.

And taking where the original Pixon left, the Samsun Pixon12 now sports Wi-Fi connectivity along with the GPS receiver.

The Samsung Pixon12 camera goes further in to the mobile photography offering a 28mm wide-angle lens, both a xenon and a power LED flash (how's that for a change), D1 video recording at 30fps, tracking Touch Auto Focus, Smart Auto mode changing with the lighting conditions and all the rest typical high-end camera features such as geo-tagging, face detection, etc.

The rest of the Samsung Pixon12 specs are close to what the the Samsung M8800 Pixon offered - 150MB internal storage and a microSD card slot, HSDPA support and Bluetooth.

The Samsung Pixon12 won't be a smartphone, so expect the usual Samsung TouchWiz UI with some visual upgrades. Responding to the reactions of the end users to the lack of Wi-Fi in the Pixon, Samsung will offer it here in the Pixon12.

Samsung M8910 Pixon12

Quite unfortunate for all of you that were finally sold after the Omnia HD, the Samsung Pixon12 will be available across the Europe in June and will be expanded worldwide in August to make this summer's cellphone choice that much harder. There is no word on pricing yet.




Samsung enter the 12 megapixel competition with Pixon12 - reader comments

  • anoy1

satio is the first 12 mega pixel phone but this is the first 12 mega pixel phone to hit the market

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  • 2009-07-06 04:14
  • PFM2
  • Anonymous

SE is the first to spot but samsung is the 1 that first to sell. Any1 could come up with a prototype and say im the first to have 20mpx, 30mpx, 40mpx... but to mass produce it, its where it counts

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  • 2009-06-14 11:16
  • TIEh
  • uNkNoWn...

i thought the Satio (Idou) was the first phone to sport a 12mp cam ?... what's really the first ?

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  • 2009-06-05 05:07
  • PSvM