Samsung recently strengthened its position in the high megapixel cameraphone market by unveiling the Samsung Pixon12 (model number M8910) – the world’s first 12-megapixel camera phone with full touchscreen.

A response to users who demand robust camera features in their mobile phones, the Pixon12 comes packed with a host of functions which enable consumers to easily capture, browse and share their images on the move – all on a full-touch 3.1-inch AMOLED screen.

Samsung Pixon 12 touchscreen mobile phone with 12 megapixel cameraThe Samsung Pixon12 enables users to take perfect pictures quickly and easily, thanks to a Dedicated Camera Power Key which gives users fast one-touch access to the camera function. Once the camera is turned on, users can aim and snap, capturing images as fast as today’s advanced digital camera. Samsung Pixon12 also features fast image saving for next shot, so users can move to next shot within around 2 seconds.

The phone provides the best photo quality by adopting innovative camera features. With Touch Auto-Focus (AF) tracking, users can simply select focus point with the touch of a finger, after which the AF function will automatically follow the object, keeping it in focus even as it moves across the screen. Moreover, Smart Auto feature allows users to capture the perfect images as the camera automatically changes the scene and mode based on its object, background and lighting.

Images taken on the Pixon12 boast digital camera quality thanks to the phone camera’s superb lens and Xenon flash. The 28mm wide angle lens also allows a better perspective and more full capture of a scene for consumers.

Looking at, and finding, your photos

After they are done snapping, users can re-live and enjoy the pictures on the Pixon12’s brilliant 3.1″ AMOLED screen. The screen boasts a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 while providing power-saving features which increase battery life.

The Pixon12 also enables users to easily organise and manage photos with multiple ways of sorting – by tags, file names, ratings, and time. In addition, the multi-selection feature enables users to pull up images in groups rather than one by one, making viewing and editing photos much easier.

Sharing your shots

With Samsung Share Pix, the Pixon12 lets users easily upload images and videos to popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, MySpace, Photobucket, Friendster – a breeze. Add to that, the phone’s high-connectivity functions including Wi-Fi and HSUPA capabilities mean that user’s photos can be shared to their friends in no time.

Specifications

  • Network: HSPA 900/2100 MHz GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Display: 3.1″ 16M AMOLED
  • Camera: 12MP with Xenon + Power Led Flash, Wide Angle 28mm, Digital Zoom, Touch AF Tracking, Smart Auto, Beauty Shot, Vintage Shot
  • Video: D1(720×480) 30fps. MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD
  • Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC+e, WMA
  • Internal memory: 150MB
  • External memory: Micro SD (up to 16GB)
  • Battery: 1,000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 108 x 53 x 13.8 mm
  • Additional features: Share Pix, GPS, FM Radio with RDS
  • Connectivity: WiFi, BT 2.1, USB 2.0 HS (micro USB)

Availability

The Samsung Pixon12 is expected to be available in Australia in August 2009.