12MP Sony Ericsson Idou unveiled; Sony Ericsson W995 Hikaru announced too
Well, if it ain’t Samsung, it’s Sony Ericsson: the Swedish-Japanese company has just unveiled its first 12 Megapixel camera phone at MWC 2009, codenamed Sony Ericsson Idou and scheduled to be released sometime in the second half of 2009.
The handset is still under development, but we know its 12MP camera will have autofocus, Xenon flash and a wide range of touch-optimized camera features.
Apart from that, Sony Ericsson Idou will come with a 3.5 inch touchscreen display with 16 million colors (its resolution is unknown for the moment) and an OS made by the Symbian Foundation – so it’s likely to be an open source OS.
This is what Idou will look like:
Pretty awesome, if you ask me
The official SE Idou website is now online and you can check it out at this address.
And here’s a video demo tour with the handset:
Sony Ericsson has also announced its 8MP Walkman phone, known until now under the codename Hikaru. Officially called Sony Ericsson W995, the phone is a slider that will be outed in the second quarter of 2009, in three color versions: black, red and silver.
The main specs and features of Sony Ericsson W995 include:
- 2.6 inch scratch-resistant display
- Quad band GSM connectivity
- Dual band HSDPA connectivity (tri-band HSDPA for the North American version)
- 8MP autofocus camera with LED flash and smile shutter
- Walkman Player
- 3.5mm headset jack
- Bluetooth with A2DP
- YouTube player
- 8GB M2 card in the box
The handset’s price was not announced, so let’s hope it won’t be too expensive.
We’ll soon have live pics with W995, straight from Barcelona, so make sure you check back.