Samsung announces 8 megapixel camera phone

Samsung's new 8 megapixel camera phone (it's codenamed Innov8, although the official model name will be revealed shortly) is an ultra powerful slider-style Symbian smartphone that's laden with top end features and applications.


The Series 60 handset offers HSDPA data speeds of 7.2Mbps, plus Wi-Fi and A-GPS for personal navigation. As well as shooting photos with an 8 megapixel resolution, the handset's camera also features auto focus, an image stabiliser, an auto smile shot, a blink shot and face detection. Users can also watch videos, including DivX files, and record movies at up to 120 fps.


As with the 3G iPhone and LG Secret, there's an accelerometer (motion sensor) on board as well as two high profile 3D games in the form of FIFA 2008 and Asphalt GT.

Other natty features include video editing, an optical mouse for web browsing, 16GB of built-in flash memory plus an external memory slot and a music player with a 3.5mm headset port.


According to Symbian, the handset will be available in Europe from August 2008.


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