Samsung Launches Pixon, a 8MP, 16x Zoom Touchscreen Smartphone

Breaking its silence over the rumours about its imminent launch of an 8 megapixel camera phone, Samsung has finally announced the existence of the handset.

The new handset, named as Pixon, is equipped with face detection and geotagging feature, auto focus capability, smile shot, and 16x zooming support; in addition, the handset also offers you to view or share your snaps easily with its in-built Photo Browser.

The handset is said to be the slimmest in its class with 13.8mm thickness, surpassing LG’s Renoir that is 13.95mm thick.

Its other notable features includes, a 3.2-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and USB 2.0 support, TV-out connection port, and in-built memory of 200MB with microSD card slot.

Pixon supports connectivity through GSM, EDGE, GPRS, and quad-band network, and it also integrates HSDPA support that delivers data transferring speeds up to 7.2 Mbps.

The phone is expected to be available in UK in November and its price tag is rumoured to be around GBP545.