Kyocera DS-320

The first ever phone that could have a camera attached to it

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  • Kyocera DS-320

    WOW Factor: The first ever phone that could have a camera attached to it, back in 1997

    Evaluation in my collection: Good – 8.5/10


    Life timer: N/A  |  Boxed: YES

    Release Year: 1997  |  Release Price: N/A

    About: The concept of mobile phones equipped with camera functions is not uncommon today. However, in the 90s of the last era, it is still a very incredible thing. At that time, the pager boom in China had just passed, and mobile phones were still in the ascendant. Fresh stuff, who would have thought of stuffing a small lens into such a small and exquisite body?
    Japan?s Kyocera first thought of this. In 1997, Kyocera launched a brand-new Datascope series, including DS-110 and DS-320 mobile phones. Monochrome LCD screens seem unremarkable, but, Also launched with them is a very eye-catching accessory-VS-110.

    This accessory is driven by 2 AA batteries, can rotate 210 degrees, and can be movedIt can also be used as a standalone digital camera for video calls on the Internet. It is the world?s first mobile phone equipped with a camera and supports video calls.
    Although the practicality is very low, it is the first step taken by mobile phone manufacturers. From 1997 to 1999, Kyocera conducted two years of research and development on the basis of this mobile phone. In May 1999 The VP-210 is officially launched, which integrates the camera on the top of the phone, is equipped with a 110,000-pixel front lens and a 2-inch TFT color screen. It can not only make video calls, but also take 20 photos and share them via email. The first camera phone in the true sense.

    Reviews when released: W 01

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