Earlier today, Samsung's upcoming 12-megapixel handset was first tipped for Mobile World Congress. Now, trusted Dutch source GSM Helpdesk are confirming the rumors, as well as offering more information on the optical zoom model believed to be using Samsung's existing 8-megapixel sensor. They also claim that Samsung will announce their first Android device in the next two weeks. Plus, courtesy of Windows Mobile Italy, we have the first batch of images of the new 16GB Samsung Omnia.
According to the latest suggestions, the 8-megapixel Samsung device will be in the mold of the current INNOV8, possibly with the Symbian S60 OS, and have a 3x optical zoom. Meanwhile the 12-megapixel handset will be a feature-phone rather than a smartphone, running Samsung's own OS but still offering many of the features - presumably including 3G, WiFi and GPS - as the INNOV8 offers.
As for the Samsung Omnia 16GB, this new version of the existing Windows Mobile smartphone will double the capacity of the first-gen handset. It will still keep the microSD card slot, however, supporting up to 32GB microSDHC cards, meaning a device with up to 48GB capacity.
- Quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), Single-band UMTS / HSDPA (2100 MHz - HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps) connectivity
- Graphics chip with 3D acceleration and support for Direct 3D
- Marvell PXA312 624 MHz CPU
- 256 MB of ROM
- 128 MB of RAM
- 3.2” WQVGA (240 x 400 px, 262,144 color)touchscreen display,
- Samsung TouchWiz GUI
- 5 mpx camera with Flash and Auto-Focus
- Secondary QCIF front camera for video calls
- Built-in GPS sensor
- FM Radio with RDS
- Wi-Fi 802.11b / g
- Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
- MicroSDHC memry card slot (up to 32GB)
- 1440 mAh Li-ion battery
- Dimensions 112 x 56.9 x 12.5 mm
- Weight: 122 grams
[via Unwired View]