Samsung unleashed a three great looking phones at MWC09. Still no Android, but we’ll get over it. Pics and specs after the jump.
We knew the OmniaHD was inbound, but this phone is making waves at MWC09. Pictures do not do the 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen justice. It’s that good. The specs that leaked out early were correct, btw. The phone is rocking an 8MP cam, 720p video recording, DivX support, FM radio, A-GPS, all powered by 5th Edition of S60 Symbian.
The Samsung M7600 BeatDJ wants to be taken as a serious music phone contender, mkay? Samsung developed a new OS for the handset which apparently works like a turntable while Bang & Olufsen helped with the music processing and loaded the phone with SRS 5.1 surround sound. The phone is still loaded with the standard fare such as 3MP camera, 2.8-inch AMOLED WQVGA screen, 50MB on board memory, microSD slot, FM radio, GPS, and DivX support.
The BeatDisc, which was a no show at Samsung’s event, takes most of the BeatDJ’s mojo including the B&O magic and adds a slid-down keyboard and a bit more onboard storage of 80MB.
Pricing and availability hasn’t been announced just yet but we’re sure it will eventually make its way out of Barcelona and onto the ol’ Interwebs.
OmniaHD Press Release
Samsung OMNIAHD Dazzles at Mobile World Congress with Its HD Brilliance
Barcelona, Spain, February 16, 2009 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today unveiled its ultimate multimedia powerhouse with HD brilliance. OMNIAHD is Samsung’s first Symbian full-touch handset, and features the world’s first 720P HD video recording and decoding on mobile, as well as the world’s largest AMOLED screen on mobile. Samsung launches OMNIAHD at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, as part of its portfolio of innovative mobile devices that incorporate the latest multimedia features and fastest data communication, to offer a complete media solution for consumers.
Samsung OMNIAHD is the newest, high performance full-touch screen phone that brings together style, multimedia and business performance in one device. The mobile follows on from the phenomenal success and heritage of the OMNIA last year and extends Samsung’s market leadership of all-in-one full-touch phones. Samsung OMNIAHD has a stunning design with a sleek finish and delivers the ultimate in digital entertainment thanks to its HD capability and 3.7” AMOLED screen. The Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode (AMOLED) touch screen offers unrivalled sharpness of tone, vivid colours and greater clarity in direct sunlight as well as less power consumption.
“Samsung OMNIAHD is an incredibly exciting product for us as it is a mobile perfectly suited to the needs of today’s consumers who want exciting multimedia experiences on the move,” said JK Shin, Executive Vice President and head of Mobile Communication division in Samsung Electronics. “OMNIAHD demonstrates our vision for the Samsung mobile business, which is to provide premium phones for users who desire functionality, style, usability and entertainment in one innovative device. With Samsung Mobile, I believe that our users can enjoy being at the forefront of work and play, staying connected anytime, anywhere.”
The HD video recording feature enables you to capture precious moments in HD (720p) quality, enjoy HD content on HD TV via DLNA technology and share real-time live video as users shoot it via qik.com. The 16: 9 screen of QHD display with 16M colour and dual stereo speaker reveal a whole new world of mobile multimedia experiences on the move, enabling users to enjoy SD (Standard Definition) /HD (High Definition) videos in cinema-scale quality with caption.
Allied to the industry-leading 8MP camera which allows you take digital camera-quality photographs on your phone, the Samsung OMNIAHD ensures you capture the best possible photographs of your friends and family.
Users can enjoy super-fast internet access of HSUPA 5.76Mbps and HSDPA 7.2Mbps that enables you to download or upload a 4MB MP3 song in less than 10 seconds and a 40MB movie in 1 minute(※). 3.7” Auto-Rotating Display on the large screen means that you can enjoy PC-like web-surfing on your phone. [※ Based on theoretical values]
GPS with integrated compass makes OMNIAHD suitable for both pedestrians and drivers, and the navigation touch control and voice guidance via dual stereo speaker provide drivers with easy and safe navigation.
The generous internal memory (available in 8GB and 16GB capacity options), with the addition of a 32GB microSD card, allows you to store up to 48GB, which translates to 35 DVD-quality movies or 18,000 8MP photographs.
With its easy to use and intuitive 3D interface, OMNIAHD offers effortless and convenient viewing, allowing users to move around and multi-task seamlessly. Motion-enabled features including 3D games make it intuitive and exciting to enjoy the best ever mobile multimedia experiences. Moreover, Samsung Mobile Widget delivers up-to-date information of your choice with just one touch, creating a personalized interface with which to access the infinite wealth of web content.
BeatDJ and BeatDisc Press Release
Samsung Moves to the Beat
Samsung Launches Iconic “BEAT Edition” Music Phones
Barcelona, Spain, February 16, 2009 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of two BEAT Edition mobile phones, the Samsung BEATDJ and Samsung BEATDISC. The BEAT Edition mobile phones are a perfect combination of touch-screen technology, incredible sound and beautiful design. The Samsung BEATDJ and Samsung BEATDISC truly set a new standard in Samsung’s music phone line up.
Both BEAT Edition handsets are designed to satisfy all music lovers, offering the latest mobile audio technology wrapped up in beautiful designs inspired by iconic jukebox imagery. Add to that an intuitive UI with a touch screen and users will have more fun than ever with their music.
Running Samsung’s intuitive DISC User Interface, both phones come fully loaded with Bang & Olufsen audio technology as well as advanced music application for finding, purchasing and recommending music.
“The Samsung BEAT Edition handsets will take music on mobile phones to a whole new level of quality and exciting user experience,” said JK Shin, Executive Vice President and head of Mobile Communication division in Samsung Electronics. “With amazing sound quality and advanced music application, the BEAT Edition handsets will appeal to a growing base of consumers that want to consolidate their music playing devices without compromising on style, function and experience.”
The Samsung BEATDJ allows everyone to be a DJ. With its BEAT DJ application & DISC UI, users will be able to add their own voice and sound effects to their favourite songs. With the phones’ full-touch technology and BEAT DJ application, users can also ‘scratch’ the records on the super clear 2.8” AMOLED display to create their personal music. With 50MB of on-board memory – expandable to 16GB with the micro SD card slot – there’s plenty of room to let the musical imagination run wild.
Making music is only part the story. The Samsung BEATDJ is also equipped with built-in real stereo speakers – powered by B&O’s ICEpower amplifier– which sound as good as they look, producing a deep rich bass and crystal clear treble.
The Samsung BEATDISC combines the functionality of a slide-out keypad with the engaging user experience of a touch-screen device.
The Samsung BEATDISC boasts the same B&O ICEpower amplifier as the Samsung BEATDISC as well as the class-leading music recognition, tagging and recommendation application, making it the perfect choice for mobile music lovers.