Samsung Hails P520, L600, P260, S720i

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Some recent additions to the Samsung family are about to arrive on the mobile scene. Apart from the P520, which seems to be the jewel in the recent mobile collection, the rest are meant to fill some gaps in the Samsung mid-range devices portfolio.

The most fascinating one among the newcomers seems to be the Samsung P520 - the credit-card-sized touchclassy screen handset. It has fully touch-based interface and a QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) touch-sensitive display, capable of showing up to 262K colors. It also sports a 3 megapixel capturing camera and a microSD memory card slot on top of the 50 Mega Bytes (MB) of internal memory. The A2DP-enabled Bluetooth is another feature of this iPhone-wannabe. The Samsung P520 also sports Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capabilities with UMA.




Samsung P520

Having UMA at your disposal means that whenever there is an accessible Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) hotspot near you, be it your home, office or university, or simply in the street, the device can connect to it and utilize the connection for making and accepting calls and sending and receiving data similarly to using wireless VoIP-telephony on your Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) mobile phone. The handset would be able to switch connections between the licensed cellular radio access network and the Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network even in the middle of a call without the user ever noticing. The most vital incompatibility from the widely known Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology is that UMA is after all tightly linked to the mobile radio network, which is used for routing, authentication and billing. A call initiated using the Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) interface eventually reaches the 2G core network through the UMA network and, once the signal is transferred, it becomes indistinguishable from the rest of the cellular traffic. Subscribers using UMA can hold advantage of improved indoor coverage and higher data rates, when accessing the local WLAN. Do not throw your hopes for free calls out of the window just yet, since the technology allows the UMA-enabled devices to be used as regular Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) handsets. But it's of course up to the manufacturer to decide whether to block that functionality or not.

Samsung P260 is a slider, which also features Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and UMA, as well as a 2 megapixel camera. Unluckily, it is able to record video in QCIF (176 x 144) resolution only. The P260 is a successor of the Samsung P200 and comes with a 262 TFT color display featuring a 240x320 pixel resolution. Samsung P260, whose availability and pricing still remain unknown, also has a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port and Bluetooth with A2DP profile, which allows for listening to music on stereo Bluetooth headphones. It also has 25 Mega Bytes (MB) internal memory, which can be extended on demand thanks to the available microSD card slot.




Samsung P260

The Samsung S720i is a low-discontinue version of the recently announced Samsung S730i and both are pretty similar designwise. The "i" in their model designations stands for "i-mode enabled". The stylish i-moder S720i with touch sensitive keypad features a 1.3 megapixel camera, which can record video in CIF (352 x 288 pixels) resolution. It also sports a microSD memory card slot to enhance the 20Mega Bytes (MB) internal memory, which is reduced significantly as opposed to the S730i. Samsung S720i comes with a 65K color TFT display with the not so impressive resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. The S720i has Bluetooth along with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) port but the A2DP capability of the S730i is not available here. All in all, the Samsung S720i is a reasonable addition to the i-mode phone ranks, having relatively compact dimensions and quite decent capabilities. No word of availability and pricing yet.




Samsung S720i

The next Korean handset is the Samsung L600, which is notable for its violet color and stylish design. It has a 1.3 megapixel camera, a microSD memory card slot, as well as an Frequency Modulation (FM) radio. It comes with a 176 x 220 pixel 262K color display and Bluetooth with A2DP profile. Samsung L600 features only 15 Mega Bytes (MB) of internal memory and is only capable of recording video in QCIF resolution. There is still no information regarding its availability and pricing.




Samsung L600

All phones so far come with tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support and unfortunately none of them features 3G capabilities.

The last reinforcement is a recreate of the already well known Samsung Z720, dubbed Mclaren Mercedes edition and made exclusively for Vodafone - it adds recent flavor to the already known specs.




Samsung Z720 Mclaren Mercedes


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