Although it is becoming a habit with us at Fonearena, we would like to assure all our readers we are not gloating. Yet!
We have been covering the mobile scene with such alacrity and timeliness that sometimes, when a handset is launched in India we realise we’ve already covered its global launch. Similarly, when the Samsung Pixon was launched in September 2008, Fonearena covered the launch. Read the coverage here.
Specs & features at a glance:
• 3.2-inch WQVGA (240 x 400 pixels) touchscreen featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz UI with auto screen rotation
• Samsung widgets on the desktop
• 3G (HSDPA), GPRS/EDGE
• Internal GPS
• DivX, Xvid, mp4 file support
• Music Player with SRS 3D surround sound
• MicroSD card support
• 8MP AF camera with LED flash x16 digital zoom, auto-focus, fast-shutter, face detection
• Bluetooth with A2DP and USB 2.0 (micro)
• FM Radio
The handset has very advanced digicam like features such as Advanced Shake Reduction, Blink, Smile and Face detection, Panoramic shot, geotagging etc. The photographs taken on the phone can be edited and users can even make a photo memo by scribbling on the photos. The phone also facilitates easy mobile blogging. It also has video recording capability and TV output for both PAL and NTSC systems.
It’s interesting to see how the focus of companies differs when launching the same handset in different parts of the world. While its launch in 2008 focussed on the handset’s camera and incredible output, the India launch showcases its multimedia experience pegging the handset as a ‘mobile entertainer’…perhaps realising that not many in India will buy a handset only for its picture taking ability. Indians may want more value for their rupee and focussing on the ‘completeness’ of the handset as a multimedia instrument may find more takers.
“Samsung Pixon is made for users who want to experience the best multimedia entertainment on their mobile phone with the ease of a touch. Right from enjoying music and videos on the 8.1cm wide full touch screen, to high quality image and video capturing, to sharing them with their friends and family, Samsung Pixon offers consumers the real benefit of mobile entertainment,” said Sunil Dutt, Country Head, Samsung Telecom Division.
Plus, no mention of the website – The Photographic Adventures of Nick Turpin that was promulgated in its 2008 launch.
Samsung Pixon is also ideal for enthusiastic gamers as it comes pre-embedded with a host of popular games like Brain Challenge, Diamond Twister and Millionaire-3. Apart from these, users can also enjoy the motion-sensor based game – Tumbling Dice.
Priced at an MRP of Rs. 28,750, it is quite decently pegged. Would you buy the Pixon?