Panasonic has pulled the wraps off its new Lumix branded phone that we first reported on last week. The website set up for the phone now has photos and diagrams, though it’s in Japanese. We now know that it’s a slider phone that looks like a stretched out compact camera, with “13.2 Megapixels” etched on the front to remind everyone that your cell phone packs quite a punch.
We might soon have a hard time distinguishing between camera phones and phone cameras. Next week Panasonic will be unveiling a new Lumix brand cell phone, a brand previously reserved for digital cameras. According to the pre-announcement press release, the phone will have a 13 megapixel CMOS sensor, a microSDHC slot, Wi-Fi capabilities, and a 3.3 inch LCD screen.
As large CMOS sensors and high quality extendable lenses start moving into cell phones, there won’t be much (if anything) separating them from compact cameras. Keep your eye on this dedicated website Panasonic set up recently. The full announcement will come on October 5th.
(via 1001 Noisy Cameras)