Samsung Pixon12 a Closer Look

6:52 AM Edited by Blony

. Very soon, a 12 megapixel camera phone will be the topping the list of every major manufacturer’s release schedule, but for now, if you want the bragging rights of having the most megapixels in your camera, put your order in for the Samsung M8910 Pixon12. Due for release between now and August, the Pixon12 is set to beat the Sony Ericsson Idou – the only Samsung Pixon12other 12 megapixel model officially announced - to the honour of being the first 12 megapixel camera phone on the market.

Pixon12 Feature Highlights:

* An autofocus, 28mm, 12 megapixel camera lens with both Power LED and xenon flash.
* 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA radios.
* GPS and Wi-Fi.
* A 3.1” 480×800 AMOLED touchscreen.
* Standard OS with TouchWiz user interface.


The original M8800 Pixon was an attractive phone with an excellent 8 megapixel camera and a responsive touchscreen interface. For the Pixon12, Samsung have decided to overhaul the technical aspect of the handset and only tweak the style, thus the new phone bears more than a passing resemblance to the Pixon.It is, of course, the camera which will drive the majority of Pixon12 sales. Leaving aside the question of whether a camera phone will ever truly compete with the compact camera in terms of image quality, there’s no doubt that a resolution of 4000×3000 provides the basis for some impressive shots, plus Samsung have promised their lens will be very high quality, so provided the sensor doesn’t let the side down, we’re in for a treat with the M8910!In addition to software enhancements such as face, smile and blink detection, geo-tagging and a smart mode, the Pixon12 will feature touch autofocus, which sees the camera focus on the exact spot you touch on the viewfinder screen. In order to make the camera more usable in all situations, Samsung have lowered the ’save’ time in-between shots to around 2 seconds, meaning you can take more photos in the same amount of time than before. The camera will also shoot video at 30fps and a resolution of 720×480.Samsung have been listening to feedback from the Pixon too, as they have included Wi-Fi in the Pixon12, which joins v2.1 A2DP Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA/HSUPA in the data connection line-up. A microSD card slot will accept cards up to 16GB – which you’ll need given the large file size of a 12 megapixel picture – plus the phone has the usual line-ip of entertainment features such as an FM RDS radio, music and video player and a variety of games. Aside from the camera, we’re also looking forward to seeing the beautiful AMOLED screen in action!

Summary of the Samsung M8910 Pixon 12.

It’s clear Samsung are proud of the Pixon12 and its status as the ‘world’s first 12 megapixel camera phone’, as much was made of this point at the recent official unveiling in London. The specification list is almost endless, with features which a year ago made headlines – such as an accelerometer, DivX/Xvid support and the TouchWiz interface – getting lost amongst the really cool screen, camera and connectivity the M8910 boasts. Perhaps some will see its non-smartphone status as a drawback, but seeing as the Pixon12 does everything a smartphone can do, and more, plus having an easy to use OS, this won’t worry many! It may have a subtle design, but there’s nothing subtle about the impact this phone will have; as we’re confident it’s going to be a huge hit!

Via Mobile phone blog

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