Sep 29th, 2011

Forget those Android smartphones claiming to feature digital cameras “almost as good as a point-and-shoot.” Take a look at an actual 13MP digital camera with a full blown case of the Android OS. Besides its amazing camera, the Panasonic Lumix Phone 101P features a 4-inch qHD (960×540) resolution display and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. In case you were expecting a scrawny single-core processor inside, you’d be wrong. This baby is powered by a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP4430 processor. Oh and I almost forgot — this thing is waterproof. Check out the full spec sheet:

  • Android 2.3
  • 4-inch QHD LCD screen with 960×540 resolution
  • 13.2MP CMOS Lumix sensor with “Mobile Venus Engine“
  • waterproof body (IPX5/7)
  • TI OMAP4430 dual-core CPU (1GHz)
  • compatible with SoftBank’s “Ultra Speed” high-speed data communication service (max. 21Mbps)
  • microSDHC card slot
  • IEEE802.11b/g/n Wifi
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • infrared connection
  • e-wallet function
  • digital TV tuner
  • W-CDMA, GSM
  • size: 64x123x9.8mm weight: 128g

As you can see, this phone will come in more than one color option debut in Japan in November. No word from Panasonic if this device will launch in other markets. I don’t know about you guys but I’m hoping this Android digital camera/phone hybrid thing will catch on. Do you guys think it would be a hit?

[Via TechCrunch]

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