Samsung India launches “S8300 UltraTouch smart-phone” in India
It’s the world’s first AMOLED touch screen phone; it’s an ultra-slim 12.7mm full-touch slider phone; it’s the phone featuring 8 mp camera; well, it’s Samsung S8300 UltraTouch smart-phone, which was launched by Samsung India on Wednesday.
The Samsung S8300 UltraTouch smart-phone, in its brushed metal frame, features a 7.2 cm wide AMOLED scratch resistant touch-screen, 8 mega pixel camera features with dual power LED flash and smile shot mode, a 3x4 keypad slide,
With 3G capability (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps), the Samsung S8300 UltraTouch offers high speed internet access, video telephony, video streaming and DivX video player support, and multimedia services. The phone also features GPS navigation, geo-tagging through GPS chip, 30fps VGA video recording and support for HSDPA 7.2 Mbps.
Commenting on the Samsung S8300 UltraTouch at its launch, Samsung India President and CEO Jung Soo Shin said, "We are committed to strengthening our portfolio of full-touch phones by introducing a variety of handsets to suit every lifestyle. Samsung UltraTOUCH leads this portfolio as our most iconic, high-end phone and will further enhance Samsung's leadership in the premium full-touch market.”
According to Samsung India, the Samsung S8300 UltraTouch comes equipped with their Touch Wiz interface with support for Mobile widgets. The widgets can be pulled from the menu bar and positioned anywhere on the screen for one-click access to applications like Music Player, FM, Games, Calendar, etc. The Samsung S8300 UltraTouch comes with 80 MB of in-built memory, but it offers support for Micro SD cards up to 16GB.
The Samsung S8300 UltraTouch screen phone first appeared just before the Mobile World Congress 09. The Samsung S8300 UltraTouch screen phone is priced at Rs 27,500 in India. The phone is not officially available in the United States yet, however an Amazon seller is reportedly offering the S8300 unlocked with quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900) for $499.95.
Sunil Dutt, Samsung Telecom Division’s Country Head, stated that “With this latest offering, we now have four touch-screen phones in the Indian market.” The phones include the i900 Omnia, F480, the Pixon, and the Samsung S8300 UltraTouch. These Samsung touch-screen phones are 3G enabled and priced between Rs. 17,790 and Rs. 32,200.
Samsung India has got into deal with Bharat Sanchar Nigam and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam to fetch their recently launched 3G services to its handsets. According to Mr. Dutt, Samsung is offering a special package offer for BSNL customers on its handsets to allow them to enjoy 3G services. He said, “The special offer on Samsung phones — F480, L700 J800 and S7330 — in BSNL circles entails free SIM card, free airtime and free data downloads for pre-paid and post-paid customers.”