Samsung officially unveils the 8 megapixel Pixon

After a surprise early appearance on a UK retailer’s site and a last minute name change, Samsung has officially pulled back the curtains on the 8 megapixel Pixon(briefly known around the tubes as the Bresson). In the quickly filling arena of 8 megapixel handsets, the Pixon oughtta be able to put up a fight – it’s rockin’ Quad-Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, HSDPA, an 8 megapixel autofocus camera (w/ Geotagging, Face/Smile detection, x16 digital zoom, dual LED flash), 30 FPS video recording, FM radio, Bluetooth 2.0, and TV out, all packed up behind a 3.2″ WQVGA (240×400) touchscreen.

The Pixon should hit the shelves in France come mid-October, and it’ll make its way to Asia and Europe soon thereafter. As they don’t mention North America in the press release, expect to see it over here sometime in 2049.

Three more handset shots after the jump.