A new era for smartphones begins with the Samsung i8510 Innov8?

Samsung are set to take the industry by storm with the new 8 mega pixel Samsung i8510 Innov8. First of its kind it wont be long before others start to follow.

The i8510 says “this is the future” in fine style with a 2.8-inch TFT display with 16 million colours and 240 x 320 pixels resolution. The camera is an eight megapixel beauty with auto focus, image stabilizer, face detection, dual LED flash, geotagging (automatically tags pictures with the location they were taken) and video recording (QVGA at 120 fps or VGA at 30 fps).

While pixel count is not a guarantee of picture quality, it does add fuel to eight megapixels becoming the norm in the fancy cameraphone brigade

Other features of this beautifully crafted slider phone include GPS, Wi-Fi and a microSD card slot. It runs on Symbian S60 3rd Edition operating system and is the first S60 smartphone to support an 8 megapixel shooter.

The i8510 comes in 8GB and 16GB variants, with 3G and dual-band (900 / 2100 MHz) HSDPA (for fast Internet use at 7.2 Mbps) as well as the Wi-Fi. The storage card can take up to 24 GB, which makes perfect sense, augmenting 16 GB of internal memory.

The inclusion of DivX and DNLA certification (for playing high-quality videos and interoperability in hooking up to secure transmission of copyright protected materials) is an entertainment bonus. It will play back DivX, WMV and Real Player video files and supports MPEG4, and 3D surround sound. It is so feature-rich that the “givens” list must now include Bluetooth, FM radio, music player and a USB slot.

If you insisted on a touchscreen, then you’d be disappointed – there’s a slide-out keypad instead – but who cares when the phone is this sleek. Samsung rates the i8510 as providing up to 8.5 hours of talk time and up to 310 hours on standby. Now its time for the rest of the industry to show their cards with the latest phones? Will we be seeing the 10 Mega Pixel camera soon …..

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