Samsung INNOV8 is 8-megapixel GSM

Samsung INNOV8 is 8-megapixel GSM
Remember the Primera i8510? Well, its model name is really i8510, but its official name will be the INNOV8; this is the first 8-megapixel Samsung that is not only for the Korean market but is a GSM that will be distributed in Europe. Moreover, unlike Sony Ericsson’s C905, the INNOV8 is said to launch starting August (Yes, just a week away!), which may turn it into the first such cameraphone on this market. Camera features include dual-LED flash, face recognition, smile shot (takes picture when the people smile) and blink shot (doesn’t take one when someone blinks). It also features VGA video recording at 30fps and an option for slow-motion QVGA video, captured at 120fps.

The INNOV8 is based on Symbian OS v9.3 with S60 3rd edition Feature Pack 2, which is the latest version of this system. It is targeted not only as a cameraphone, but as an all-in-one multimedia device. Unlike the OMNIA, it features DivX but lacks XviD support, which limits its video playback capabilities to a certain point. For music playback, it has stereo speakers and 3D surround sound effect and DNSe 2.0, which is Samsung’s DSP technology, claimed to deliver better sound from portable devices. For storing information, the INNOV8 has 16GB of memory (there is also variant with 8GB) plus microSDHC slot. It will come preloaded with 3D games, including Asphalt and FIFA 08 (there is no information if these will be demos or full versions).

The new phone is a quad-band GSM with dual-band 3G UMTS/HSDPA at 900/2100 MHz for use in Europe. It features integrated Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) and aGPS for navigation as well. Internet browsing is also claimed to be a great experience with the 4-way D-pad and the optical mouse (as the one used in OMNIA and i780) and 2.8 inch display. The only drawback we see in the specifications is the resolution of the display, which is only QVGA instead of the more suitable for such phone VGA.

Samsung INNOV8 is going to be launched in Europe sometime in August, and then expanded to other markets during September. Pricing is not announced.

Samsung INNOV8 Preliminary Specifications

source: Samsung

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