Press release from Samsung.com about the release of the first of its kind 5 megapixel Samsung mobile phone. Release is dated 22 October from Seoul, Korea.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone and telecommunication equipment provider, officially announced the launch of the Samsung G800, world’s first 5 megapixel camera phone with 3x optical zoom today. With the debut of the Samsung G800, Samsung proved itself as a market innovator, introducing ‘first of its kind’ technology.
The Samsung G800 is the answer for customers’ needs to have the perfect digital camera and the perfect multimedia mobile combined into one single device. For example, optical zoom is very common in most digital cameras, but the Samsung G800 is the first and only 5 megapixel camera phone to have this capability. Features such as face detection, and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), which are very up-to-date features even in today’s digital cameras, are also equipped in the new G800.
The Samsung G800 helps its owners to capture fragments of their lives vividly and to express themselves beyond words. With the Samsung G800, users can store their lives in perfect detail at every moment. It is the smartest match for digital photo fans who aspire to own the best possible digital camera features on their mobile phone. Boasting 3x optical zoom and Xenon flash to enable close-ups and exceptional photo detail, the G800 also comes with other most up-to-date digital camera features such as panorama shots, multi shots and macro shots.
Not only just taking pictures, the G800 also provides a very easy tool for sharing images and videos. Plus, the Samsung G800 offers professional video editing functions so that people can easily cut, paste, and edit their own films. A mobile blogging feature helps users to upload their favorite User Created Contents (UCC) site very easily. Supporting High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), the photos or videos can be sent to others very quickly.
The G800 has a new camera Graphical User Interface (GUI) which is intuitive and simple to use so that the user experiences the same environment as a digital camera when using the camera function on the phone. An On Screen Display (OSD) shows various camera indicators in a horizontal preview mode.
A sleek camera phone, the G800 looks like a streamlined digital camera on one side and a fashionable mobile phone on the other side. Elegantly equipped with multimedia features, the G800 still has a sophisticated design. It is designed for the two handed grip when taking pictures. The large 2.4” QVGA LCD with a wide display allows users to view the screen like a digital camera. The 3x optical zoom is an inner zoom, where the lens does not extend outside the body of the phone, ensuring a slimmer design.
Geesung Choi, President of Samsung’s Telecommunication Network said: “As multi-megapixel camera phone becomes more and more popular, the needs of actual digital camera-like features grow together. Samsung’s G800 will satisfy the unmet needs in the camera category with a true digital camera-like design and functionality. The G800 will enable users to capture and share precious moments in their daily lives through the enhanced camera functions in a fast 3G network.”
The Samsung G800 will be supported by a major advertising campaign across Europe and will be available in European countries from November.