Samsung announces 8MP M8800 Pixon camera phone

Samsung M8800 Pixon

Samsung has formally announced its M8800 Pixon, its first 8MP camera phone. According to Geesung Choi, President of the Samsung Telecommunications Business,

“Now everyone will be able to ‘get their pics on’ so much more quickly and easily. For the first time you will have a camera on your phone capable of delivering the quality of image of a regular camera. The big benefit is not just the ease with which people will now be able to capture and share camera-phone shots, but the quality of those shots when taken.”

The Samsung M8800 Pixon comes with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and single band (2100MHz) HSDPA connectivity, a 3.2-inch WQVGA display (200 by 400 pixels) with accelerometer, 200MB of internal memory, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, built-in GPS/A-GPS, an FM radio with RDS, a TV-out connection, and a microSDHC card slot (up to 8GB). The highlight of the M8800 is its 8MP camera which features a 16x digital zoom autofocus, a flash and support for geo-tagging, auto-panorama shots, face, smile and blink detection and advanced shake reduction.

The Samsung M8800 Pixon will first be available in France starting in mid-October. Other European and Asian countries will follow shortly after. Samsung has yet to reveal pricing information.