Samsung S5600 and S5230 affordable touchscreen handsets announced

Samsung has been doing quite well lately with its full touchscreen phones. Especially with its 2008 flagship Samsung F480.

But that handset is getting a bit old and various cosmetic refreshments can go only so far in propping up sales.

Being at the higher end of the market does not help Samsung F480 much too. Especially with LG Cookie and LG Cooky breathing down its neck.

So today Samsung officially announces two new full touchscreen phones targeted towards mid-to-lower tier market segments – Samsung  S5600 we told you about a couple of weeks ago (on the left)  and Samsung S5230 (on the right).

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Samsung S5600 specs include:

  • Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900), GPRS/EDGE, UMTS 900/2100. HSDPA 7.2 mbps connectivity
  • 2.8” 16M color 240×320 QVGA TFT touchscreen display
  • 3 megapixel camera with 15 fps QVGA video recording
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • Bluetooth 2.1,  USB2.0
  • 80MB of built-in memory
  • microSD memory card slot (up to 8GB)
  • Dimensions: 102.6x55x12.9mm
  • Battery: 1000 mAh

Another handset is a 2.5G Samsung S5230, with very similar specs and a bit bigger screen. Its  specs are:

  • Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900) GPRS/EDGE connectivity
  • 3” 262K color 240×400 px WQVGA touchscreen display
  • 3 megapixel camera
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 50 MB of built-in memory
  • microSD memory card slot (up to 8 GB)
  • Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0
  • Dimensions: 104x53m11.9mm
  • Battery: 1000 mAh

Samsung S5600 will start shipping in May, and Samsung S5230 will hit the stores in April. Both phones are headed for Europe.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • rommmka

    S5230 Great phone
    I've made site to create Tripple wallpapers http://starwallpaper.zzl.org

  • Gurren_Lagann

    how ? can you send a download link for the program ?

  • rommmka

    it's not a program. it's a website. http://starwallpaper.zzl.org

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  • Gurren_Lagann

    how ? can you send a download link for the program ?

  • rommmka

    it's not a program. it's a website. http://starwallpaper.zzl.org

    2009/12/12 Disqus <>