Rumours of a Samsung 12 megapixel camera phone look likely to just be just that, rumours, as the photo doing the rounds is no more than a photoshopped Samsung Innov8 handset.

Korean news sites are reporting that Samsung will unveil the world’s first 12 megapixel camera phone at Mobile World Congress. There are few other details as of yet, but it’s also been reported that Samsung will roll this one out at the end of February, and in Europe first. This ought to have the likes of LG and Sony Ericsson quaking in their boots, except for one thing – the accompanying image is fake. Look closely and you can even see where the number 12 has been grafted on.

Sony revealed it had a 12MP sensor ready to go in November, with Sharp following suit a fortnight ago, and officially too, so we’ll wait until Mobile World Congress to see if Samsung can join them or not. Rest assured, we’ll be there to keep you in the loop.

Out TBC | £TBC | Samsung (Via Unwired Review)

  • LK

    You link to the Unwired View as a source for the information–but did you see their disclaimer below the photo that explicitly states the graphic is a Photoshopped illustration and not a “real” device? While the image is not accurate, the information is still accurate as far as anyone knows.

  • James Holland

    Hi LK. The image is indeed a fake (and not a very good one, at that). But with Sony, Sharp (and plenty more companies) starting production of 12MP mobile sensors this month we’ll have phones packing them before the end of the year. I’ve had a chat with several mobile firms who plan to launch them well before Christmas, but at the moment, they’d kill me if I let slip who they are!

  • Anonymous Merchant

    Before Christmas? Try April…

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