It's official: Samsung shows off i8510 8mp cameraphone
Korean company joins cameraphone crème de la crème
Rumours that the South Korean company was going to join the 8mp cameraphone crowd have been circulating for a while, now Samsung has confirmed it's launching the i8510 in the UK in August.
Much like the iPhone, the i8510 comes in 8GB and 16GB variants, with 3G and HSDPA as well as Wi-Fi. It also features GPS and a camera application that automatically geotags photographs with the location where they were taken.
Come in iPhone, your time could very well be up
Auto focus, smile shot, blink shot and face recognition are all included with images being displayed on the phone's 2.8in, 16 million colour LCD. Additional storage is available with a microSDHC external memory slot that supports up to 16GB cards.
Unlike Apple's iPhone, it’ll play back DivX, WMV and Real Player video files, plus there’s also support for MPEG4, and 3D surround sound.
The only thing that's missing is a touchscreen, instead it sports a slide-out keypad. Other highlights include Bluetooth, FM radio, music player, DLNA hook-up and a USB slot. Samsung quotes up to 510 minutes talk time and up to 310 hours standby.
Pricing and operator details haven't been announced just yet.
Has anyone EVER...
...used a cameraphone for a screen shot bigger than 1280 x 1024? Or a print bigger than 6x4? No? Then why do you need anything bigger than 2M pixels in a cameraphone?
It's all about marketing to morons. "Hey, I've got an 8M camera". "Oh, crap, mine's only 5M - I must replace it immediately."
no xenon flash, unfortunately. other than that, it looks rather nice.
a pity, really, cos it's fairly standard fare for decent cameraphones.
@ Simon Collins
OK.. Read your post again... See what you did there?...
By the way, I've used one of these and although it's fairly flashy it's still just a shitty Samsung with a shitty OS and a shitty CMOS sensor. As many others have already said, megapixels ain't the be-all and end-all, especially past the ~5 mark.
Having said all that, I know of 5 *more* 8megapixel phones coming in the next few months, not one of them a Nokia (prize to anyone who can guess the common nationality of 4 of them).
When Nokia's new flagship launches in late October (N96) they'll already be behind the times with an overpriced, clunky, chunky phone that only drooling fanbois will love. It doesn't even have what I consider to be the next killer feature, an FM transmitter.
The k800i 3MP cam is better than the crapy k850i.
I shoulda just got the K810i
Disappointed k850i owner.
It is likely that the memory controller of the U600 was not the higher capacity higher speed type. If it only supports up to 4 Gb then you know this is the case. The problem with SD cards is that they are based on more than 1 standard.
You must check thoroughly whats what with them.
more info @
I know wiki crap but still handy info