Samsung INNOV8- What’s Left?

15 09 2008

Samsung recently released another truly amazing handset, which they refer to as the Samsung INNOV8 (get it? Innovate?). With the corny name and my resulting desire to hate the phone, I have to admit, they did a pretty amazing job with this phone. The specs are pretty much unprecedented, except for maybe the Sony Ericsson C905.

The INNOV8 boasts a ridiculous 8 megapixel camera, with crazy features that can only be found on high end digital cameras. These include geotagging, automatic panorama shooting, face detection, smile detection, and even blink detection to prevent photos of people blinking (is it just me, or have we come a REALLY long way with camera phones?).

I am not even going to mention all of the phone’s specs, just take any phone out there and the INNOV8 has all its specs. It also has a 16 million color display, stereo speakers, 8 or 16 GB of internal memory plus a Micro SD card slot (so for all you mathematically challenged people, the phone can hold 24 GB of memory with an 8 GB Micro SD card), download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps, Stereo Bluetooth, GPS, up to 8.5 hours of talk time, and did I mention an 8 megapixel camera, with a video camera that supports VGA at 30 frames per second and  QVGA at 120 frames per second.

This is all without even mentioning the handset’s great looks. It has a slider form factor, somewhat similar to that of the Nokia N95, only thinner and less toy looking. It really is one of the nicer phones out there.

I recently had a discussion with a friend, who claimed that there is no more room for cellphones to develop. He claimed that they might get faster or smaller, but there are no new ideas or features left to invent in the cellular market. At the time, I argued the point, but after reading about the INNOV8, I think he might just be right. I mean the thing has a freakin business card scanner.


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11 responses

15 09 2008

It’s features are really impressive, but they made it super long and a bit bulky, it seems. Definitely knocks the iphone to another planet, although i think most smartphones do anyway. Could use- tv tuner, liposuction- it’s a corpulent fella.

15 09 2008

Needs a full keyboard.

15 09 2008
HTC Touch HD Proves There is Still Where to Go « Tech N’ Marketing

[…] as I thought cellphones have maxed out with the Samsung INOV8, HTC goes and proves me wrong with their just […]

16 09 2008

“8 or 16 GB of internal memory plus a Micro SD card slot (so for all you mathematically challenged people, the phone can hold 32 GB of memory with an 8 GB Micro SD card)”

Err, 16GB + 8GB microSD = 24GB…

16 09 2008

Thanks Dave, I corrected it.

15 10 2008
Xperia: Hype or Innovation? « Tech N’ Marketing

[…] a lot of hype, but is it justified? Does the Xperia do anything that the iPhone, Omnia, HD, or Innov8 […]

26 10 2008

is this a 3G phone?

26 10 2008

This is a phone called Inov8 made by Samsung, not the iPhone, which is made by Apple.

31 10 2008

Does it have GPS?

6 11 2008
Battle of the 8MP Monsters « Tech N’ Marketing

[…] Samsung i8510 INNOV8: The most feature packed out of the bunch. You already know what I think of this powerhouse, although there is no question I prefer the full touch screen over the slider form factor. […]

11 12 2008
Mobile Battle « Tech N’ Marketing

[…] INNOV8: Now this is one sexy phone. I think one of the nicest phones on the market, but will the 8mp camera make it good enough to play with the big […]

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