If you’re a shutterbug, the Samsung Pixon is one phone to crave. A 3.2-inch, 240-by-400-pixel touch screen and an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus put this model at the top of our list of 2009 phones to long for.
Geared toward people with photography in mind, the Pixon delivers dual-power LED flash, advanced shake reduction, face detection, Smile Shot technology, face tagging, geotagging, and a photo browser with an accelerometer sensor (for tilt and flip).
The Pixon’s other media capabilities are not to be overlooked: It can record video at a resolution of 720 by 480 pixels at 30 frames per second, or 120 frames per second at QVGA (1280 by 960) quality, and it can decode SRS Virtual 5.1 audio.
To round things out, the 13.8mm-thick Samsung Pixon can also provide high-speed mobile Internet via its 7.2-mbps HSDPA connectivity.
U.S. launch likelihood: Weak