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Android Phone with Digicam or Digicam with Android Phone? -- Whatevah, It's the Panasonic LUMIX Phone 101P

September 30, 2011
Panasonic Lumix Phone 101P

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
It Comes in Pink!

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?