Samsung M8800 Bresson appears, strangely named Pixon after all

25 Sep, 2008

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.

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Samsung M8800 is called either Bresson or Pixon

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
  • Accelerometer
  • DivX playback
  • FM radio with RDS
  • microSD card slot
  • Bluetooth
  • Landscape virtual QWERTY keyboard
  • Handwriting recognition
  • ShoZu integration - direct image and video upload
  • Office document viewer

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Samsung M8800 next to Samsung i900 Omnia

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).