Samsung’s 8 megapixel camera phone, the Samsung Pixon is the highest specification device to be released by the manufacturer to date, the Pixon phone does not only offer a highly advanced camera lens but touchscreen operation and a wealth of useful features.
The Samsung M8800 is the model name of this new phone, however the release name is Samsung Pixon (“pics on”) referring to the high specification camera which offers autofocus, anti-shake technology, face detection and a dual-LED flash.
For recording video the Samsung M8800 Pixon can be record 30fps (“frames per second”) video at 720×480 resolution as well as 120fps slow-motion video at 320×240 resolution. With a large touchscreen display of 3.2 inches the Pixon enhances the experience of both photo and video capture.
The Samsung M8800 Pixon is a quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) handset and supports 2100MHz 3G HSDPA for connecting to the internet for high-speed data downloads including movie trailers, news and sports headlines and new music files.
The Samsung Pixon dimensions are 107.9×54.6×13.8 mm (4.2×2.1×0.5 inch) and includes an accelerometer which allows the user to simply turn the phone to automatically skip from landscape to portrait mode.
Other features and functions of the Samsung M8800 Pixon, include Bluetooth, an FM radio, as well as GPS support photo geo-tagging for keeping tabs on visited places. The Samsung Pixon has internal memory storage of 200MB which can be expended with the use of the MicroSD card slot. The Samsung M8800 Pixon comes with 1000mAh battery which produces a talk time of 3 hours and 40 Minutes and a standby time of 12 days.
The new Samsung Pixon is the ultimate in mobile photography and will easily replace a standalone camera for trips away, this phones main competitors include the Sony Ericsson C905 sliding Cybershot mobile phone and the full touchscreen of the LG Renoir. All three devices offer an 8 megapixel camera and each offers a slightly different feature set and design.
The Samsung Pixon is in its infancy in terms of network rollouts and has just been picked up by only its third network operator, originally launched on O2 and later on T-Mobile consumers can now connect the Pixon phone to a range of Orange pay monthly contract tariffs.
This new camera focussed phone is still only available with a monthly agreement but is expected to be offered as both a Pay As You Go handset and more importantly a SIM Free device very soon, should a network customer still be within their minimum term contract period the SIM free scheme means that they can own a new Samsung Pixon with no commitment and simply use their existing SIM card.
This third network uptake means that there are now more tariffs to choose from when trying to match a users usage requirements, it has also produced a range of new free gift deals and contract packages with line rental discounts which in the current financial climate can only be good new for consumers.