The camera phone market gets more interesting by the week and Samsung’s latest announcement raises this bar yet again.
Samsung Mobile in conjunction with T-Mobile USA announced the Memoir, an 8 MP camera phone that perhaps, most notably, was announced to the media as an imaging device first. With photographer and model Helena Christensen in the mix as a spokesperson for the Memoir, the device was clearly pushed with its image-capture capability in the forefront. The Memoir is a touch-screen phone with the aforementioned 8-megapixel camera and will initially be available exclusively through T-Mobile USA beginning Wednesday.
Samsung explains that Christensen was the first to gain hands-on experience with the Memoir, using it as her official phone and camera to shoot images during her travels around New York and Barcelona. “As a photographer it was great for me to be the first to try the Memoir and to really experience everything it is capable of doing,” said Christensen. “It’s very important that my mobile phone also double up as a great camera, that way I always have my camera on hand to capture images at any moment. That’s what a big part of photography is about.” Christensen shared her images exclusively at the Memoir unveil event this week in Barcelona.