Samsung Announces AMOLED 12M Camera Phone

Samsung AMOLED 12MFollowing the launch of Pixon12, Samsung to launch world’s first 12-megapixel camera phone with a 3X optical zoom in the Korean market

Seoul, Korea, September 29, 2009 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of the ‘Samsung AMOLED 12M’ (Model Name: SCH-W880), the world’s first 12-megapixel camera phone with a 3-times optical zoom lens. The phone will be available in the Korean market from early October.

Following the launch in June of the Pixon 12, the first 12-megapixel camera phone to launch globally, Samsung has again applied its advanced imaging technology to achieve another landmark in the development of advanced camera phones.

The Samsung AMOLED 12M combines the latest camera technology with the world’s most advanced WVGA (800 x 480) AMOLED full touch screen, providing an exceptional picture-taking experience.

The AMOLED 12M’s 3x optical zoom, featured for the first time on a 12-megapixel camera phone, allows users to bring in the action from far away, producing close-up shots without distortion. The device also features a 2x digital zoom, giving users the full capabilities of a 6x zoom.

The AMOLED 12M comes packed with a host of functions enabling consumers to easily capture, browse and share their images on the move, fully utilizing the brilliant 3.3-inch AMOLED screen.

With the look and feel of a premium digital compact camera and a dedicated camera power key, users can snap high-definition photos quickly and naturally. The Samsung AMOLED 12M’s rapid image saving allows users to move to the next shot within just 2 seconds, while the phone also provides high-quality video recording (1280 x 720) at 30 frames per second.

The Samsung AMOLED 12M introduces powerful and innovative camera functions. Its Touch Auto-Focus (AF) feature permits users to select a focus point with the touch of a finger, after which the lens will automatically track the object, keeping it in focus even as it moves across the screen. The Smart Auto feature lets users capture perfectly balanced images as the camera automatically changes its shooting mode based on the object, background, and lighting. Other features include a Xenon flash, shake reduction, face recognition, and 4GB of built-in memory.

“Samsung has led the camera phone market by introducing many landmark models – the first 5-megapixel camera phone (SCH-V7800, June 2005), the first 7-megapixel device with an optical zoom (SCH-V770, July 2005), the first 10-megapixel model (SCH-B600, October 2006) and, most recently, the first 12-megapixel camera phone for the global market (Samsung Pixon12, June 2009),” said JK Shin, Executive Vice President and Head of the Mobile Communication Division, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung AMOLED 12M is another landmark and proof of our continuing commitment to providing the most advanced technology to enrich users’ mobile experience.”

Product Fact Sheet

Network

WCDMA (2100 MHz)

GSM(900), DCS(1800 ), PCS(1900) Roaming

Display

3.3” WVGA AMOLED

Camera

12MP with 3X Optical Zoom + 2X Digital Zoom

Xenon + Power Led Flash

Touch AF Tracking, Smart Auto, Beauty Shot, Macro Shot,

Video / Audio

Video: HD Level (1280 x 720) 30fps

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD

Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC+e, WMA

Value Added Features

Terrestrial DMB (Mobile TV)

Connectivity

Bluetooth® 2.0, USB 2.0 HS (micro USB)

Memory

Internal memory: 4GB

External memory: Micro SD (up to 32GB)

Battery

1,100 mAh

Size

115.8 x 56.9 x 16.3 mm

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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