Samsung SCH-W340 phone has been approved by FCC way back in October. But until recently, due to the confidentiality restrictions, we’ve had no idea what’s it look like.
Well, now confidentiality period at FCC is over and it seems that Samsung W340 is the dumbed down version of Samsung i450 Symbian music smartphone.
The overall form factor and looks are almost the same, but there’s no references in users manual to the Symbian OS, S60 UI or other smart features. In fact, the menu items described are related only to making phone calls, listening to music, watching downloaded videos and using specialized Anycall services in Korea.
The front camera, that can be seen in pictures, is usually used for video calls, and implies that Samsung SCH-W340 should have at least 3G UMTS capability. But the FCC documents show that the phone has been certified in U.S. only for GSM1900 band and Bluetooth.
It looks like Samsung SCH-W340 or Samsung SPH-3400 (as it will be labeled on another network) is headed only for Korean market for now, and I have no idea why they bothered with FCC certification at all.
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