Samsung When people take photos with their cameraphones it is always pretty obvious. The low-quality and often useless photos that result from a cameraphone will hopefully become a thing of the past and maybe even sooner than expected.

Samsung’s SCH-B600 is simply amazing because it integrates a 10MP camera right into the phone. No, this isn’t just the cheesy camera that most cellphones have either. It features a 3x optical zoom that is also complimented with a 5x digital zoom. Surprisingly, it “also has auto focus and a flash unit that performs optimally for 10 megapixel photographs.

The announcement of this camera came several months ago but this is still astonishing. It won’t make its way over to the United States but I think it is important simply for the proof-of-concept.

What’s one big problem that manufacturer’s are probably trying to tackle with these high-resolution cameraphones? I’m sure there is a huge battery life issue. I never use the cheap camera that is on my cellphone because after a few snapshots my battery is nearly drained. Heck, that’s with a camera that doesn’t have optical zoom so the battery life on this Samsung must last for only a few pictures. I wonder how long it will be until a battery will emerge that is truly “long life?”

News Source: PC Magazine

Thanks for the tip MetaMan!