Advertisement

Samsung announces 8-megapixel camera phone for US market

By

February 5, 2009

Samsung Memoir 8-megapixel camera phone

Samsung Memoir 8-megapixel camera phone

Image Gallery (2 images)

February 6, 2008 Samsung and T-Mobile are set to introduce a touch-screen phone equipped with an 8-megapixel camera into the US market. Called the Memoir, the phone is apparently a US version of the Pixon handset announced for Europe and Asia last year and will sport a Xenon flash, 16x digital zoom, in-built GPS and a virtual full-QWERTY keypad.

If you think it looks more like a camera than a phone, you're right, and it was designed that way according to the Samsung release:

"The Memoir, available exclusively from T-Mobile, is designed to look and feel like a customer’s current point-and-shoot digital camera. The built-in 8-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, 16x digital zoom and five shooting modes empower customers to capture exceptional photos and videos from their phone."

As a phone, the Memoir will feature text, multimedia messaging, instant messaging and e-mail along with a music and video player and assisted GPS navigation. There's also stereo Bluetooth®, speakerphone and voice-activated dialing functionality for hands-free operation.

If the specs match those released for the Pixon, video will be shot 30 fps (720 x 480) and slow motion platback may also be on the cards.

The Memoir (model number SGH-t929) will be available exclusively from T-Mobile and run on the company's high-speed 3G network (though it will also work on 2G). No official pricing or release dates have surfaced at this stage.

Samsung via Gizmodo.

Advertisement
About the Author
Noel McKeegan After a misspent youth at law school, Noel began to dabble in tech research, writing and things with wheels that go fast. This bus dropped him at the door of a freshly sprouted Gizmag.com in 2002. He has been Gizmag's Editor-in-Chief since 2007. All articles by Noel McKeegan
Tags
Post a Comment

Login with your Gizmag account:

Related Articles
Looking for something? Search our articles
Advertisement