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Samsung intros touch phone with 12MP camera

updated 07:25 am EDT, Mon June 1, 2009

Samsung Pixon12

Samsung this morning bowed a new flagship camera phone. The Pixon12 upgrades the original Pixon with a namesake 12-megapixel camera that offers the highest resolution in a cellphone camera. It also gets a 28mm wide-angle lens and Xenon flash to produce shots closer to a dedicated compact camera. A 3.1-inch AMOLED screen also plays into the photography role: it more accurately reflects the view with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and lets owners autofocus on a specific point just by touching that area on the screen.

Like other recent high-end Samsung phones, the Pixon12 has 3G over full HSPA and Wi-Fi. Most other specifications aren't detailed but should include GPS and microSDHC storage. The phone ships first to Europe in June and other areas in August, though whether or not it supports North American 3G bands isn't known.

Sony Ericsson was the first to unveil a 12-megapixel camera phone in the Satio but has only said it would ship the equally touchscreen phone sometime in the second half of 2009, giving Samsung the title of first to ship.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Constable Odo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    These types of

    handsets are just going to destroy sales from Nokia's full-featured lineup such as a N96 and N97 models. Nokia is going to have it really tough now to make ends meet.

  1. MiMiC

    Joined: Dec 1969


    As a photographer

    this is kinda cool. I don't see myself upgrading my iPhone to this (i'll be getting the new iPhone) but if the quality of pixels is good, it will make me think twice.

    I would imagine this will be popular with the younger crowd also...

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