Newsflash! Newsflash! 'A new phone on the block'! Its the latest 8Megapixel camera phone from Samsung, the Samsung Innov8.

Basically, You will be overwhelmed by the features of the phone. It has a 8Megapixel camera phone with auto focus, auto macro, face detection, smile detection, blink detection, auto panarama shooting, auto white balance, auto flash, VGA video recording, slow motion video recording anti shake detection, WDR, GPS tagging, ISO settings, and exposure metering. Not satisfied? The phone is also preinstalled with Symbian OS 9, realplayer, music player, divx decorder, recorder, radio, video editor, digital frame, smart reader, units converter, zip manager, quickoffice, PDF reader, fring, DLNA, ShoZu, Yahoo Go, CNN, FIFA 08, Asphalt4, google apps, landmarks, dictionary, samsung widgets, bluetooth, wifi, 8GB storage, optical mouse, 3.5mm headset jack. That should be enough of the rattling.

First impression of the phone is great. When i first saw the photos on the web, the phone looks huge and heavy. But the real set feels nice on hand and the weight does not appear to be as heavy as it seems on the web. 

On to the unboxing photos;

Small box for a feature laden phone

All the accessories that comes with my test set.

A closer look at the headset, both the normal earpiece and the headset uses 3.5mm....
hmm, wondering how they did it...

A lot of shortcut keys on the face, besides the usual left and right softkeys, there are 2 more shortcut keys (the ones in chrome), 5-direction pad, optical mouse. On the right side of the phone is the camera mode, shutter key and micro sd slot.

On the left, there's the volume rocker, the headset jack, and charger jack. At the back is the camera lens, LED flash and stereo speakers.

After plugging in the phone to the windows, a few interesting icons showed up. There's a I8510 on Local under Scanners and Cameras, the I8510 (PMP style icon) and the Samsung Phone Browser. Not sure what is the I8510 for, as it doesn't show anything when i open it.

Finally the startup sequence of the phone,