June 1, 2009 / 7:54 AM / 10 years ago

Samsung to sell 12-megapixel cameraphone in June

Samsung technicians prepare a display for the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 7, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics unveiled on Monday the world’s first cellphone model with a 12-megapixel camera, a higher resolution than most digital cameras.

The roll-out of cellphones with high-resolution cameras has hurt the camera industry badly in recent years. The world’s top cellphone maker Nokia says it is also the largest maker of digital cameras.

Samsung said the new Pixon12 model would go on sale in Europe later this month, a blow to struggling rival Sony Ericsson, who has been touting a 12-megapixel model since February but will sell it only in the fourth quarter. (Reporting by Tarmo Virki)

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