updated 10:40 am EST, Wed December 19, 2007
Moto ZINE Z12 Spotted
One of Motorola's upcoming ZINE cameraphones has been seen for the first time, according to a teaser from Chinese site IT168. The site largely confirms earlier details and notes that the 'kick-slider' handset will have a relatively advanced, Kodak-developed camera: the 5-megapixel sensor will include variable focus and a xenon flash to properly capture more distant subjects in low light, according to the report. The shot suggests a resolution lower than the originally claimed 8 megapixels, however.
Previous news suggests the device will contain both GPS and WiFi, though neither of these is mentioned in the update.
An announcement is planned for the phone in early 2008, according to the source, though whether a release will occur shortly afterwards is unknown. The previous leak pointe to an actual release date in summer for the top-end ZINE with a less expensive 3.2-megapixel model (known as the Z10) due at the same time as the unnamed premium model. [via Unwired View]