Samsung’s 8-megapixel M8800 smartphone, also known as the Pixon, is now being evaluated by the FCC for a possible launch in the United States early next year.
A company representative denied that Samsung plans to launch the phone here. However, numerous phone blogs are reporting that AT&T will launch the touchscreen smartphone on its 3G network, possibly with a name other than Pixon.
It’s not just numerous megapixels that make a camera good or bad; there’s a whole industry behind the scenes full of chips, lens and software. As such, the Pixon also includes a 16x digital zoom, dual LED flash, shake reduction, face detection and tagging, panorama support and cataloging software that works with an accelerometer.
Sony Ericsson announced an 8.1-megapixel device this summer.
Seperately, AT&T this week certified Palm’s Treo Pro for its 3G network, Palm said yesterday in its corporate blog.