The 8-megapixel CMOS sensor is ably supported by a 28mm wide-angle lens with autofocus, xenon flash and power LED flash. Almost every feature you can think of is thrown into this lot, including tracking touch autofocus, geo-tagging, wide dynamic range, Smart Auto mode, image stabilisation, Beauty Shot, and face, smile and blink detection. It can’t cook your meals yet, but a little training should get it there too. As for video recording, the Pixon 12 can handle 720x480 pixels at 30 frames per second. All of this data can be stored onto a microSD card of up to 16GB.
The screen is another impressive aspect of the phone: The 3.1-inch AMOLED resistive touchscreen renders 16 million colours at a resolution of 480x800 pixels and comes with an accelerometer for auto-rotation purposes. The ‘resistive’ part is a bit of a put-off, but Samsung’s TouchWiz 2.0 UI does run pretty well on those.
Other features of the phone include 3G, GPS and A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP, stereo FM radio with RDS, multimedia player and TV-out. It’s missing a 3.5mm audio jack, but comes with an adapter for the same.