World’s first five-megapixel camera phone

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it had developed the world’s first mobile phone equipped with a state of the art five-megapixel camera.

The latest model, called the SCH-S250, has a charge-coupled device camera and high-sensitivity flash which allow users to take high-quality pictures.It can also function as a camcorder.

“Our development of a five-megapixel camera phone will boost the competitiveness of the South Korean mobile phone industry,” Samsung president Lee Ki-Tae said in a statement.”At the same time, I would like to see our technological advances contribute to the growth of the global mobile phone industry,” he said.

News source: Channel News Asia

Samsung said it has cooperated with Japan-based Asahi Pentax to develop a camera module customized for the mobile phone.

The phone’s 92MB onboard memory can store up to 100 minutes of video while 32MB auxiliary memory is included as a standard feature.

Shutter speed is as fast as 1/1,000th of a second and permits the user to photograph landscapes as well as subjects as close as 10 centimetres.


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