Sony Ericsson produces a 12 megapixel monster

Sony Ericsson today officially announced Satio, its new 12 megapixel camera-equipped flagship mobile device that was formerly known as Idou.

All the details of the S60-based device have been revealed. Formerly, it was simply known as a 3.5" 16x9 touchscreen device with the aforementioned high pixel density camera and associated xenon flash that dropped Sony Ericsson's customary M2 memory card in favor of MicroSD.

Sony Ericsson Saito

Satio is equipped with quad-band GSM, tri-band UMTS/HSPA radios, includes aGPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, PictBridge, and FM radio with RDS. It runs S60 5th edition like the Nokia Xpressmusic 5800, utilizes an on-screen keyboard and includes handwriting recognition.

Since the powerful on-board camera is Saito's main attraction, it naturally comes with a substantial volume of photographically-oriented features. It offers up to 12x digital zoom, image stabilization, face and smile detection, red-eye reduction, touch-controlled autofocus, aGPS-geotagging, photo editing, and BestPic, and video recording capabilities.

There is not yet a price for the high-end device, but the SEMC Blog says Satio will arrive in October, and its worldwide availability is expected within six months. That is, unless you live anywhere in the Western Hemisphere besides Brazil, then there is no expected date of arrival.

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