New 8MP Samsung "Loches" phone rumoured

An industry source has informed Pocket-lint that the supposedly leaked 8-megapixel Samsung S8300, news of which was doing the rounds before Christmas, will launch as the "Loches".

As well as the new name, specs for the phone, due to launch at the top of the range as Samsung's new flagship model, have also been revealed.

The 12.8mm thick slider with a "duralumin" anti-scratch casing will offer a 2.8-inch OLED touchscreen with WQVGA resolution and 16 million colours.

Like Samsung's Pixon, the built-in camera is supposedly an 8-megapixel model with a dual LED flash, autofocus and video recording capability.

The phone is also said to have a 12-key keypad, supports 3G and HSDPA, Bluetooth and GPS and offers an expandable memory via microSD cards.

You'd have to assume a launch at the mid-February Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona that Pocket-lint is attending, so we'll bring you more when we have it.