Samsung unveils 3 new cellular phones
() - February 3, 2003 - 12:00am
Samsung Electronics has reaffirmed its position as one of the world leaders in mobile phone technology when it launched three new mobile phones in the local market which feature vibrant 65,000 color screens, up to 40 polyphonic ring tones and new-to-the-world technology.

The three new mobile phones are the SGH-T200, the world’s first auto folder phone; the SGH-T500, the country’s first phone especially designed for the female market with 40 polyphonic tunes and 65,000 colors and enhanced with 32 cubic zirconias and the world’s first built-in vanity mirror; and the SGH-T400, Samsung’s first 65,000 TFT-LCD color phone.

The SGH-T200 features an automatic opening and closing function at the push of a button. It has a 16-chord polyphonic ring tone that plays 45 embedded ring tones plus the user’s 10 downloadable ring tones.

Instead of hearing a single tone, users will be able to set their phones to a symphony of musical instruments as well as a wide range of natural sounds. It was designed for data transfer over a distance of up to one meter.

For those familiar with Samsung’s T100 model, the new Samsung SGH-T400 incorporates many features of the T100 like WAP, and polyphonic ring tones and colored display.

However, all have some upgrades. For ring tones, they were upgraded from 16 chords to 40 chords polyphonic style. For display, it boasts of 65K TFT LCD from 4,096 colors. It has an anodized aluminum housing and users can download graphics and ring tones from the Samsung website.

The Samsung SGH-T500 is considered the new version of the Queen phone A400. It has a large color screen that doubles as a make-up mirror, is glossed in luxurious design, with a 32-cubic decorated external LCD and 128 x 128 high resolution internal LCD.

The phone’s special features include a calorie calculator, which compares calorie intake with energy spent on daily tasks, 40 polyphonic ring tones, a mood and biorhythm indicator and a pink scheduler.

In addition, it also includes communication tools with vibrating alert, text messaging and a built-in personal organizer.

Samsung Electronics Phils. president Sang Youl Eom says the new models are testaments to the company’s vision to be the world’s wireless communication solution leader.

"We want to make Samsung mobile phones the best choice for mobile entertainment and communication by introducing new-to-the-world innovations with cutting-edge designs," he says.

At present, Samsung Electronics already commands a 10 percent market share, and has placed itself among the top three mobile phone manufacturers worldwide.

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