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World’s First 12-megapixel camera phone coming to Singapore

Samsung Pixon12

Good news for camera phone users. The self-proclaimed world’s first 12-megapixel camera phone, Samsung PIXON12 will be available in Singapore by this weekend. Check out the offical news release about the phone and its pricing.

SINGAPORE, OCTOBER 12 2009 – Following its debut at CommunicAsia this year, the much-anticipated Samsung Pixon12 will be available in Singapore from the 3rd week of October. As the world’s first 12 megapixel full-touch screen camera phone, the Samsung Pixon12 is designed to meet the growing demands of today’s discerning consumers.

Building on the success of the Pixon, the Samsung Pixon12 boasts a powerful 12-megapixel camera equipped with Xenon and Power LED flash to capture excellent photos. The Samsung Pixon12 enables users to take excellent photos quickly, view them easily on a wide AMOLED screen and upload them immediately via the wide array of application widgets that connect them directly to their social networking sites.

Instant Shoot
The Pixon12’s Dedicated Camera Power Key gives users fast one-touch access to the camera function. Once the camera is turned on, users can aim and snap, capturing images instantly. The Samsung Pixon12 also features fast image saving for next shot, so users can move to next shot within around two seconds.

With Touch Auto-Focus (AF) with Object Tracking, users can simply select a focal point at a touch, after which the AF function will automatically follow the object and keep 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 functions based on its object, background and lighting. The Beauty Shot feature creates a soft effect to images for smoother looking skin, which is perfect for portrait shots. The 28mm wide-angle lens also allows users to see the bigger picture and capture a wider perspective.

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

Finally, the Pixon12 enables users to easily organize 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 individually, making viewing and editing photos much easier.

Instant Share
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 users’ photos can be shared to their friends in no time.

Instant Navigation
With the bundled Samsung Navigation Solution, the Samsung Pixon12 lets users navigate and plan their journeys easily. A new ‘one-step-finds-all’ location finder provides accurate turn-by-turn instructions. Weather forecasts also help keep users informed of weather changes in advance, while travel guides like Lonely Planet can be downloaded when exploring new cities on foot. 

The Samsung Pixon12 will be available from this weekend at a recommended retail price of S$998 without contract.

Product Specifications
Network: HSUPA 900/2100 MHzGPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz       
Display: 3.1-inch 16M AMOLED
Camera: 12MP with Xenon + Power Led FlashWide Angle 28mm, Digital Zoom, Touch AF Tracking, Smart Auto, Beauty Shot, Vintage Shot 
Video / Audio:  Video: D1(720×480) 30fps , MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD; Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC+e, WMA
Value Added Features: Share Pix, GPS, FM Radio with RDS     
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0 HS (micro USB)  
Memory: Internal memory: 150MB ; External memory: Micro SD (up to 16GB)
Battery: 1,000 mAh     
Size: 108x53x13.8mm

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