January 05, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG’S New Micro HDD Jukebox & Photo Album Lets You Slip Your Music And Photo Collections In Your Back Pocket

Las Vegas, NV - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., an established innovator in the digital audio arena, adds color photo capability to its award-winning portable audio line with the new YH-820 Micro HDD Jukebox & Photo Album. This wafer-thin, go anywhere storage and entertainment device features a 1.6" LCD screen and sets the standard for compatibility and value by working seamlessly with most Digital Download Music services powered by Microsoft's WMA and Janus Subscription DRM. The YH-820 will be on display along with Samsung's full portable audio line at the Samsung booth, #11024 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 6th through 9th.

Samsung's multi-faceted YH-820 lets consumers not only download and play their favorite music, but to view pictures and record voice as well. The integrated MP3 encoder allows users to transfer tracks directly to the device from a CD-player. The YH-820 supports MP3, WMA, Secure WMA, Ogg, and JPEG file formats, giving customers the freedom of choice among all major online music retailers.

"Samsung has developed strong partnerships with other companies at the forefront of the digital audio revolution, including Microsoft and Napster," said Mark Farish, Digital Audio Marketing Manager, Samsung Electronics America. "Our customers reap the benefits in the form of the YH-820 -- a high-quality portable audio player and photo album that allows users to choose from many file formats and download music at a significantly better value through subscription-based services."

Stored photographs are displayed at 128 x 96 resolution on the YH-820's 1.6" CSTN Color LCD. The player also comes with ID3 tag update software so that users can customize titles and other information on their MP3s. A smooth, intuitive GUI allows them to easily navigate through the major functions and locate files efficiently.

At just 50 x 88.3 x 14mm, the YH-820 is slimmer than its major competitors, providing the ultimate in portable convenience. The player connects to PCs via USB 2.0. 5GB of storage space and a Li-Poly rechargeable battery bring hours of listening enjoyment. The player comes equipped with a carrying case, earphones, USB cable and an In-Line Encoding Wire.

The YH-820 Micro HDD Jukebox and Photo Album will be available in January 2005 with an MSRP of $229.99.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning, advanced digital consumer electronics, information systems and telecommunications products. The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung's Consumer Electronics Division, Information Technology Division, Samsung Telecommunications America, Samsung Electronics Canada and Samsung Electronics Mexico. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.


About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2003 parent company sales of US$36.4 billion and net income of US$5.0 billion. Employing approximately 88,000 people in 89 offices in 46 countries, the company consists of six main business units: Corporate Technology Operations, Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips, TFT-LCDs and VCRs.


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