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Samsung launches UltraTouch S8300  8 mega pixel camera phone
Bluetooth 16 Feb 2009

Introduction

 

Late last we reviewed the Pixon M8800 and was impressed by the photo quality. In 2009, at Mobile World Congress, Samsung will unveil yet another 8 mega pixel camera phone with touch screen capability. The model name is UltraTouch S8300.

Similar to the Pixon M8800, it uses a proprietary OS and supports the TouchWiz. It also has a slide out numeric pad for quick convenience. It also offers GPS and Geotagging with HSDPA high speed internet access. Compared to the Pixon M8800, it has a smaller screen size at 240x400 (2.8") compared to PIxon's 240x480 (3") screen.

Samsung Sets the Style Crowd Alive With UltraTOUCH
Discover the beauty of Samsung’s latest full-touch mobile experience

Seoul, Korea, Feb 9th, 2009 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of the elegant “UltraTOUCH”, the perfectly beautiful and fully equipped full-touch slider phone. This debut comes ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where Samsung will deliver its new vision for full-touch mobiles at the forefront of style and design. As with previous Ultra editions, the UltraTOUCH redefines perfectionism in style, design and technology – now with full touch.

“With its refined contoured design, Samsung UltraTOUCH is our elegant full-touch hero at this year’s Mobile World Congress, proving again that Samsung’s mobile phones are at the forefront of style,” said Mr. JK Shin, Executive Vice President and Head of Mobile Communication Division of Samsung Electronics. He added, “We are committed to strengthening our portfolio of full-touch phones by introducing a variety of handsets to
suit every lifestyle. UltraTOUCH leads this portfolio as our most iconic, high-end phone and will further enhance Samsung’s leadership in the premium full-touch market.”

Ultimate Style
Samsung has long been regarded as the most stylish mobile phone manufacturer. As the newest flagship edition to the Ultra range (Samsung’s leading style brand), UltraTOUCH is a truly beautiful full-touch mobile, boasting revolutionary touch screen technology, sophisticated design and packed with multimedia features. Centre stage is the 2.8” AMOLED anti-scratch full touch screen, which offers astonishingly bright and
vivid colours.

The ultra-slim 12.7mm body of UltraTOUCH unites perfect form and function with full-touch screen and additional 3x4 keypad slider. The subtle arcs and slender contoured silhouette in the design ensure a timeless beauty and the polished ‘silky back’ design means that the phone looks fantastic from every angle. With a brushed metal frame for durability and an anti-scratch, anti-smudge screen, users can keep their phone in great
condition.

Ultimate Multimedia
As you would expect from Samsung, the UltraTOUCH is alive with technology. Its embedded 8 megapixel camera with dual power LED flash and smile shot mode means you can capture incredible photographs on your phone. In addition to the industry leading mobile phone camera, UltraTOUCH offers GPS navigation, providing detailed maps to take users from door to door. Geo-tagging via the GPS chip allows you to tag photos with geographic information, making them easier to use on social networking and photo sites. The high quality [email protected] video recording captures action smoothly, while the groovy music player means that you can listen to sounds as slick as your phone. Samsung UltraTOUCH is also powered with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, offering speedy internet access.

Ultimate User Interface
Samsung UltraTOUCH provides the best ever full-touch user experience and universal 3x4 keypads together. Users will enjoy being able to control the mobile easily and intuitively – flicking through photos, navigating through maps and surfing the web have never been easier and more interactive thanks to the upgraded TouchWiz user interface. Mobile widgets can be dragged and placed on the screen for one-click access to favourite
applications, or the slide-out tactile 3x4 keypad offers a tangible alternative behind the attractive touch screen, creating endless customization opportunities to make your phone your own.

Specifications

Samsung UltraTOUCH (S8300) Product Specification
Network
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
EDGE/GPRS Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
UMTS Dual Band (900/2100MHz)
Display 2.8” 16M Full Touch WQVGA AMOLED with Anti Reflection (240 x 400)
8Megapixel CMOS with Dual Power LED
Auto-Focus, Face Detection, Smile Recognition, Geo-tagging Camera
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV9 / MPEG4
[email protected] Video Recording Video
Video Editing: Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing, Add subtitle, Image capture
FM Radio with RDS
MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA Audio
Bluetooth Stereo Headset (A2DP)
A-GPS with Navigation
TouchWiz UI with Mobile Widget Value-added
Features
Photo Blogging, Find Music, Auto Rotation, 3x4 Keypad, Ant-scratch
Connectivity Bluetooth v2.1 / USB 2.0
Memory Internal Memory 80 MB + External Memory slot : microSDHC™ (up to 16GB)
Size 110 x 51.5 x 12.7 mm
Battery 880 mAh



 

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