If the Sharp Aquos Phone 104SH‘s 12.1-megapixel camera doesn’t make you bat an eyelash, then maybe the 13.2-megapixel primary shooter on the upcoming Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P will.
Japanese mobile carrier Softbank has announced that it will be releasing the Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P in mid-November this year.
And, by the looks of it, the Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P seems to be an Android smartphone with a digital camera, or a digital camera with an Android phone. In short, this awesome phone blurs the line between smartphone and digital camera.
The Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P will reportedly sport the following specs:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 4-inch qHD LCD screen with 960×540 resolution
- 13.2 MP CMOS Lumix sensor with “Mobile Venus Engine”
- water-proof body (IPX5/7)
- Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 dual-core CPU (1.0 GHz)
- compatibility with SoftBank’s “Ultra Speed” high-speed data communication service (max. 21 Mbps)
- microSDHC card slot
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- infrared connection
- E-wallet function
- digital TV tuner
- WCDMA and GSM compatibility
- physical dimensions: 64 mm × 123 mm × 9.8 mm
- weight: 128 g
If that list didn’t get you excited, pictures have revealed that you can also get this device in pink. What more could you ask for now that you can carry around a pink smartphone that packs a 13.2-megapixel point-and-shoot camera.
At first, you might think that putting an incredible camera like this on your phone is unreal. Could you imagine not having to carry around a camera and a phone? Although a smartphone can never really replace your SLR camera, the release of this super camera-phone could possibly start the decline of point-and-shoot cameras altogether.
So, what do you think? Is the Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P a digital camera with an Android smartphone? Or is it an Android smartphone with a digital camera?