Just when you thought Panasonic ran out electronic cameras to reveal at Photokina 2014, it up and announced the very first smartphone with a 1-inch image sensor.

Lumix DMC-CM1 it sports a 20MP sensor together with your typical Android smartphone internals. On top of recording high-resolution stills, the CM1 can also tape-record 4K-video.

It’s equipped with a 28mm equivalent f/2.8 Leica Elmarit lens and, coupled with the bigger sensor, it needs to produce far more bokeh than your typical smartphone video camera. A

nother bit smartphone photographers will like is the Lumix CM1 has manual controls, consisting of a ring around the lens and an all set to shoot switch.

A whole lot of camera phone

As with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom the lens comes out to a hump that extends the phone’s thickness from 15.2 mm to 21mm. Users will certainly have to choose if their pockets are big enough to carry a bigger and heavier smartphone for the sake of image quality.

Although the Lumix CM1 looks more like a digital electronic camera with its leather-clad body, it’s most certainly still a phone. The Android 4.4 KitKat device showcases a 4.7-inch 1080p LCD, plus a Qualcomm 2.3 Ghz processor and 2GB of RAM.

The handset features 16GB of internal storage in tow, which thankfully can be further reinforced with a microSD card as much as 128GB in size.

Reviewed Cams reports the device will just be readily available in France and Germany this Christmas, but we have actually got high hopes it will certainly release to the rest of Europe and the United States.