Samsung Launches Pixon12 in Middle East, The World’s First 12 Mega Pixel Camera Phone

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 Samsung Launches Pixon12 in Middle East, The World’s First 12 Mega Pixel Camera Phone

Samsung Pixon12 27 9 09 Samsung Launches Pixon12 in Middle East, The World’s First 12 Mega Pixel Camera Phone

Samsung Electronics unveiled to the Middle Eastern market today,Pixon12, the world’s first 12-megapixel camera phone with full-touch screen. Along with its Mega Camera, the Pixon12 comes with a number of functions that helps consumers capture, browse and share their images on the move along with its resistive  touch 3.1-inch AMOLED screen.

The Samsung Pixon12 has some interesting image shooting capabilities it features fast image saving for next shot, so users can move to next shot within around 2 seconds . The phone seems also capable of  providing the best photo quality by adopting innovative camera features: With the whooping 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. The phone camera has a 28mm wide angle lens and Xenon flash.

Even though  Pixon12 has a small 3.1” t screen which is not suitable for long hours of web browsing, however the screen boasts a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 with power-saving features which increase battery life. The Pixon12 also has a good organizing and photo managing features: User  can sort images – by tags, file names, ratings, and time. In addition, Pixon12 has feature I always wanted in a mobile: multi-selection feature which enables users to pull up images in groups rather than one by one, which makes viewing and editing photos much easier.

Pixon12 C Samsung Launches Pixon12 in Middle East, The World’s First 12 Mega Pixel Camera Phone

Smilier to Nokia S60 online sharing capabilities in the region such as Ovi and iKbis, the Pixon12  includes Samsung Share Pix, which lets users easily upload images and videos to more popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, MySpace, Photobucket, Friendster – Where is twitpic!-.

Samsung did not miss supporting Internet and the latest voice and video connectivities in Pixon12 , as the device supports Wi-Fi and HSUPA.

Samsung Pixon 12 is using Windows 6.1 as the OS with 150MB internal storage and a microSD card slot up to 16GB, and considering it is the first 12 MP mobile to hit the market, it seems more like a Mobile in a Camera rather than a Camera built inside a smartphone.

The Samsung Pixon 12 is available across the Middle East as of today and retailed at around AED 2999. (around 816.51 USD).

Update: Pixon12 has a pwoerfull 800 megahertz processor.

You can find More details provided from Samsung below:

Samsung Pixon 12-Specification

  • Network

HSDPA 7.2Mbps
HSUPA 900/2100 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, Auto panorama

  • 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:

WiFi, BT 2.1, USB 2.0 HS (micro USB)

  • Memory:

Internal memory: 150MB
External memory: Micro SD (up to 16GB)

  • Battery:

1,000 mAh

  • Size:


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Tarek is the founder and chief researcher at Youngberry, a youth research and marketing firm dedicated to the region. Tarek founded and previously worked as Manager at Flip Media (Interactive Agency), (Job Site) and Consulting House Qatar (Consulting firm). He is researcher and writer on internet & disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, and youth culture.