Samsung M8800 Bresson appears, strangely named Pixon after all
The 8 megapixel full touchscreen Samsung M8800 seems to have been announced today - rather quietly in fact. And it's already been previewed by a Russian team, which provides some nice images along the way.
The Samsung M8800, be it Bresson or Pixon, is the second 8 megapixel handset by Samsung, following the Symbian-powered Samsung i8510 INNOV8. The Samsung M8800 however is not a smartphone and has no keyboard but a 3.2-inch touchscreen display. The Samsung M8800 has the same TouchWiz interface as the Samsung Omnia and Samsung F480 Tocco, however this time they've added a Weather and Google widgets.
True, it's not a smartphone, but the Samsung M8800 has an impressive specs sheet, which includes goodies such as:
- Quad-band GSM, tri-band HSDPA
- 107.9x54.6x14.9mm, 110 g
- 3.2-inch touch screen display (240 x 400 pixels)
- 8 megapixel camera, auto focus, face recognition with smile detection and blink detection, WDR (wide dynamic range), ASR (advanced shake reduction), GPS geotagging, ISO 1600, WVGA (720x480 pixels) and VGA (640 x 480 pixels) @30fps video recording
- Built-in GPS receiver
- DivX playback
- FM radio with RDS
- microSD card slot
- Landscape virtual QWERTY keyboard
- Handwriting recognition
- ShoZu integration - direct image and video upload
- Office document viewer
Unfortunately, the lack of Wi-Fi functionality is a bit of a downer and would make it hard to compete with the rivaling LG KC910 Renoir.
Here's the official Samsung promo video of the Samsung M8800:
The Samsung M8800 is set to start shipping as early as 10 November 2008 at a starting price of 550 euro (800 US dollars).