And here I thought the megapixel race was over! Guess not, what with Samsung showing off, for the very first time, the SCH-W880, the world’s first cellphone with a 12-megapixel camera. Because how many times have you said to yourself, “Man, I want to take a photo of this unusual drink, but only have the iPhone’s rubbish camera”?
The odd thing is that the phone really does look like the typical digital camera on one side, and a standard issue touchscreen phone on the other side. Perhaps the word “odd” didn’t quite capture what I meant to convey, but it’s far too late now to make any corrections.
As for the specs: 3.3-inch AMOLED (!) display with an 800×480 resolution; 4GB of built-in storage; T-DMB (in the Korean version, at least—expect the international version to ship with Wi-Fi and GPS); and, of course, the built-in 12-megapixel camera, with 3x optical zoom and the ability to record 720p video. That’s a damn beefy phone.
Considering Samsung just announced this phone, don’t expect to see it in your neck of the woods anytime soon. Sorry.