Panasonic is going the Samsung way with the announcement of its new Lumix CM1 camera-phone, which runs on Android and packs cellular connectivity. The company will be showcasing the smart camera at the photokina 2014.
According to Panasonic, the Lumix CM1 features a 1-inch MOS sensor capable of taking 20MP images with an f2.8 28mm Leica DC lens. These components enable the camera-phone to take great images and the support for full manual controls allows the consumers to further enhance their imaging experience. The company has included a dedicated shutter-release button as well as camera-smartphone toggle for easier and faster access between the two main functions of this device.
Among other specifications, the Panasonic Lumix CM1 is powered by 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and packs 2GB of RAM, 4.7-inch full HD display, 16GB of internal storage, and microSD card slot. The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and includes 4G support as well as a 2600 mAh battery.
The pricing details are unclear at this moment but the company has revealed that Lumix CM1 will reach Germany and France around Christmas.