Friday, October 13, 2006

Samsung First to Release 10-Megapixel Camera Phone

The new SCH-B600 will only be available to consumers in Korea
A new mobile phone destined for the Korean market will feature a 10-megapixel camera that includes a 3X optical and 5X digital zoom lens. Along with the camera, the Samsung SCH-B600 cell phone has Bluetooth, MP3 player, business card reader, and a TV-output. The SCH-B600 also has a 2.2-inch TFT-LCD display for users to watch live content through South Korea's TU Media satellite multimedia service. The SCH-B600 is also able to record video in 320-by-240 pixel resolution at 15 to 30 frames per second. The phone, however, carries a hefty price tag of $950.Samsung's press release claims:
Samsung’s 10 megapixel camera phone (SCH-B600) is 6mm thinner and 10g lighter than the 7 megapixel camera phone (SCH-V770) and sets itself apart from its previous megapixel camera phones by combining mobile TV capability in Satellite standard.The B600 offers the same level of picture-taking sophistication that a 10 megapixel digital camera offers. The camera function includes 3x optical zoom and 5x digital zoom.
Samsung hopes to stay at the front of mobile phone technologies and revolution with “the world's first 10 megapixel mobile phone.” Consumers first got a glimpse of the phone when it was unveiled during CeBIT in March.
Samsung is known for placing high megapixel cameras in its line of cell phones. In October 2004, the company launched a 5-megapixel camera phone to consumers in Asia. In November 2005, an 8-megapixel camera phone was released on the market.


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