Samsung Pixon M8800 touchscreen camera-phone now really official

Well, it took some time since premature reviews of Samsung Pixon M8800 handset has been posted to the Web in Russia, but Samsung finally came through with the official announcement of the phone.

Samsung M8800 Pixon is a full touchscreen handset with a very strong focus on it’s photo functionality.

Actually the ability to easily take, view and share photos is almost the only thing Samsung is talking about in it’s official PR. It’s almost as if Samsung is launching a new camera that just happens to have a phone functionality.

Which, actually, might be a good thing, since despite for all the talk about cameraphones replacing digital still cameras, I still have to see one that actually comes close to this. Samsung Pixon M8800 may be it, but I’ll have to see to believe it.

And today’s announcement finally settles the question about the official specs for Samsung Pixon M8800, which are:

  • Quad Band GSM (850/900/1800/1900)/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA 2100/HSDPA 7.2 Mbps connectivity
  • 3.2″ 240×400 262K color WQVGA TFT display
  • 8 megapixel camera with: 16x digital zoom, Dual Power LED Flash, ASR (Advance Shake Reduction),  WDR (Wide Dynamic Range), Face Detection, Smile Shot, Face Tagging, Geo-Tagging, Auto Panorama Shot, Photo memo, Accelerometer bases Tilt&Flip Photo Browser, Sorting by Face/Time/Color/Folder)
  • Video recording: 720×480 px at 30 fps, QVGA at 120 fps, Mpeg4, Divx and Xvid  video support (record&play), slow motion video playback
  • Virtual 5.1 CH Surround Sound
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • High Speed USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0, TV-Out
  • 200MB of internal memory
  • MicroSD memory card slot
  • 1000 mAh battery, with 3.5 hrs talk and 290 hrs stand-by time
  • Dimensions: 107.9×54.6×13.8 mm
  • Weight: 121gr

It’s interesting to note that even though Samsung Pixon M8800 has a built-in GPS sensor (making photo Geotagging possible), it does not talk about it. So, I guess, even if the phone itself is capable, you won’t be having GPS navigation on Samsung M8800 anytime soon. Which sounds like a pretty stupid thing to do and I’d love to hear Samsung’s reasons for this.

Samsung Pixon M8800 price will be around 550 EUR when it starts selling in France in mid October. Other countries to follow soon too.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • chrisssss

    im intrestewd in the speaker on this surround sound in a phone eyy ;)
    great to annoy people on the busss ;P x

  • queen

    this phone costs to much with all the children in the country wanting better and more expensive phones.i think you should lower the price of this phone from £365.71 to at least £95.99 thank you for reading and please take this into consideration. Thank you the queen

  • queen

    u smell hahahahaha lol:P:P:P:P

  • Tugba

    Bende bu telefondan almak istiyorum.Wifi ozelligi yok bu cok kotu.Ama genel anlamda harika bir telefon.Turkiyede cok pahal?.Dubaiden alacag?m.Fiyatlara bakt?m yar? yar?ya.Alma sans?n?z varsa tavsiye ederim.Bol sans….

    English version;
    I want to buy this phone.No wifi option.This is very bad.But,in general is a great phone.Very expensive in Turkey.Dubai buy.I've looked at prices in half.I recommend it if you have receive my..good luck..

  • galemayer

    When it comes to looks the Pixon resembles a lot of other Samsung devices such as Tocco F480, S5230… And its casing seems kinda plastic. According to the GSMArEna it is the slimmest 8MP phone. Viewed from the specs, this is a phone all about multimedia – a superb camera, and a superb music player. But the lack of Wi-Fi connectivity must be a probable reason for people not to choose this phone.

  • galemayer

    When it comes to looks the Pixon resembles a lot of other Samsung devices such as Tocco F480, S5230… And its casing seems kinda plastic. According to the GSMArEna it is the slimmest 8MP phone. Viewed from the specs, this is a phone all about multimedia – a superb camera, and a superb music player. But the lack of Wi-Fi connectivity must be a probable reason for people not to choose this phone.