View New Samsung Announces Innov8 - Samsung innov8 -pronounced [in-uh-veyt], an 8-megapixel camera phone with smile shot - Samsung innov8‘s crystal clear 2.8″ 16M color LCD is perfectly designed to provide users with the best possible photography, video and gaming experience on-the-go. The 8G or 16GB Flash memory and external memory slot upto additional 16G provides sufficient contents storage. 1200mAh battery provides a long enough battery life to enjoy all the multimedia experience without worrying about limits on size and time.


The Samsung Innov8 features 2.8″ 16M color LCD, 8G or 16GB Flash memory, HSDPA high speed Internet, Wifi, buit-in GPS, and it comes with Symbian OS V9.3, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2.

It appears that Samsung’s 8 megapixel phone – Samung i8510 we told you about couple of weeks ago, will beat Sony Ericsson’s C905, at least in terms of release date.

It has been unveiled today during World Cyber Game (WCG) 2008 held in China and from now on will be known as Samsung INNOV8 8510. (Samsung “Innoveit”, as I guess it will be pronounced, sounds much cooler then generic 8510i).8 megapixel Samsung Innov8, running on Symbian S60 OS will be released in Europe next month, with worldwide sales starting in September.

It comes with a 2,8 inch TFT QVGA display and 240x320 resolution capable of displaying 16 million colors.
Internal memory is 16GB, but there’s a microSD slot for explansion. The phone also features Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi as well as integrated AGPS receiver.
 INNOV8 also comes with a media player capable of reading many popular formats, audio and video. Among other formats, this media player reads DivX video.

Key features of the Samsung INNOV8 (i8510)

8 megapixel auto focus camera with dual LED flash. Camera functions / modes include Smart Reader,Image Stabilizer, Auto-Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Blink Shot, Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), and Face Detection. The camera can also capture video at VGA (30 frames per second) and QVGA (120 frames per second) resolutions. There's also on board software for editing images and videos (Movie Maker and Storyboard applications).
  • Dimensions of 106.5 x 53.9 x 17.2 mm. This compares quite favourably with the 103 x 55 x 20 mm dimensions of the N96.
  • 2.8 inch, QVGA screen with 16 million colours.
  • Integrated GPS with support for A-GPS via S60.
  • Integrated accelerometer sensor, which will be used for automatic screen rotation.
  • Optical sensor, this takes the form of a touch pad (as on laptops) like control in the centre of the D-pad. It can be used to move around the UI or as for 'mouse-like' functionality in the S60 browser. It has been used on a number of previous Samsung products such as the i870.
  • 16GB of internal flash memory and a microSD card slot support cards up to 16GB in size (SDHC).
  • Support for HSDPA at 7.2 bps (3.5G) connectivity on 900 and 2100 Mhz WCDMA bands, quad band GSM, Bluetooth 2.0 (including A2DP support), WiFi and USB 2 (Full-speed). WiFi will enable DNLA (UPnP) support for audio and video.
  • 3.55 mm audio out jack, support for MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA (including DRM), AMR and RealAudio audio formats, stereo FM radio (with RDS) and DNSe audio technology. Digital Natural Sound engine (DNSe) is an audio enhancement technology used across a portfolio of Samsung products and helps to produce higher quality surround sound. On the phone it will likely make an appearance via Music player presets.
  • In video playback supported formats include DivX, H.263, H.264, WMV, and MP4. Videos will also tke advantage of DNSe where applicable.
  • Runs S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2
  • Will ship with 2 embedded games: FIFA 08 (EA) and Asphalt (Gameloft).
  • 1200 mAH battery with quoted talk time of up to 300/510 min (3G/2.5G) and stand-by time up to 330 / 310 hrs (3G/2.5G). That should mean it should last 24 hours easily with moderate to heavy usage.
  • The phone will be released in Europe during August and in the rest of the world during Septmeber.

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