There were phones. Then there were mobile phones; then came the smart phones, and now there are the luxury phones. The categories of mobile phones are expanding and so are their functionalities. Expanding the touch-screen scenario in mobile phones in India, Samsung Telecommunication India (STI) has announced the launch of its Samsung TouchWIZ (F 480).
Sunil Dutt, Country Head, Samsung Tele – communications India, “Given the growing consumer interest in touch screen phones, the Samsung TouchWIZ offers a brilliant full touch navigation experience; widgets with ‘Drag and Drop’ technology and User Interface with Haptic Feedback which makes the experience of using the phone highly interactive and easy.”
“We believe that the Samsung TouchWIZ with its sleek styling, advanced functionality and its engaging user interface is the perfect answer for consumers going in for touch screen phones.” states Dutt.
The Samsung TouchWIZ (F 480), the lifestyle mobile, features a full-touch screen, is ultra-slim and comes with the customizable ‘Drag ‘n’ Drop’ and Auto Smile Shot functions. The specialty of the drag and drop function is that it allows the user to select widgets from the left panel that include applications like clock, calendar, alarms, Music Player, FM, Games and Profiles.
The Auto Smile Shot makes the phone capture a smiling picture by automatically detecting a smile.
The user can set hot keys for the applications they use most often and thereby customize the whole mobile experience. The other features of Samsung TouchWIZ phone include 5 megapixel camera with an auto- focus-LED flash.
Other features include face detection technology, image stabilizer, auto focus, CMOS video lens and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR). It comes loaded with GPRS, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA (7.2mbps) networks and functions on GSM 900/1800/1900, and WCDMA 2100 bands. It also sports USB 2.0 connectivity for transfer and download of files.
The Samsung TouchWIZ phone gives a spacious storage option with 240MB of internal memory, and support for 8GB of expandable memory via the microSD memory card slot. The entertainment features include FM radio, multi-format video playback (MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, Real), and also MPEG4 video recording and editing functions.
The phone with the metal body comes with a large 2.8-inch TFT LCD (240×320) display screen and leather cover to exude style and luxury.
The Samsung TouchWiz (F480) is priced at Rs 20,990/- and is being launched on the date of Olympic Games 2008.