Here it is. It’s official. Sexy, isn’t it? Shame I don’t like Samsungs. If I did, then the 8-megapixel Samsung INNOV8 would be getting me hotter than a hessian clad preacher in an Arizona bordello in the height of a heat wave.
You see this is one of the first brace of phones to pick up the iPhone gauntlet and actually come up with an answer all of their own. If you don’t believe me, then just eat these specs. Are we ready? Let’s roll…
The 8-megapixel camera you knew but how about the autofocus, the smile shot, blink shot, face recognition and double LED flash all at the touch of a button? It’ll come in SD expandable 8GB and 16GB models (sound familiar?) which is a good thing as its media player will handle DivX, WMV, Real Player and Mpeg4 video. TV on the go anyone?
On the audio side, though, is where I scream hallelujah. Why, because they’ve only gone an put in a 3.5mm jack. They have. I tell you, the arrogance of companies that don’t. More importantly for most, the actually quality is supposed to be top notch too with external speakers and 3D surround sound.
The INNOV8 works on the nice, friendly S60 platform, it’s 106.5mm x 53.9mm x 16.9mm in dimension and it’s billed as running for 510 minutes talk time on a full charge, but we’ll see about that.
Basically, this phone is serious. It’s still very much a phone – no touchscreen, I’m afraid – but a super phone by the sounds of things. It may not have all the desirability and beautiful user interface of the iPhone but it’s got an impressive armory and it can do a whole load of things that the Apple darling can’t – take good photos to name but one.
The Samsung INNOV8 is due to hit the shelves in August, which is only a week or two away now; in-depth details when I get my mitts on one.