March 24, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Unveils an Upgraded Model of its Horizontal LCD Phone

Seoul, Korea - March 24, 2005 - Samsung Electronics, a leading company in mobile phones, announced today that it has launched an upgraded version of its horizontal LCD phone, a new form-factor introduced by the company last year. The SCH-V600 boasts a more compact design and improved features while maintaining the basic product concept of its popular predecessor, the SCH-V500.
The V500 took the market by storm with its first-ever-seen innovative pivotal LCD screen which allows users to view images and video files horizontally. The product won the Presidential Award at the Good Design Competition held by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion in October 2004.
The improved V600 has a more sophisticated design and smaller size. The length was reduced by 6.5mm, the width by 3.3mm and the thickness by 1.6mm. Despite the smaller size, the buttons are spaced spaciously for ease of use.
Embedded with a high-speed MSM 6500 CPU chip, the V600 offers faster menu selection and an enhanced gaming experience. Two horizontal mode games and three vertical mode games are embedded in the phone.
The V600 obtained a national certification, S-Mark, for its anti-bacterial silver nano-particle coating technology. Other state-of-the art features such as a 1.3 megapixel camera and external transflash memory chip make this new phone even more appealing.
The phone will be available in Korea from the end of this month
SCH-V600   Product Specifications








Standard

CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO 





Dimensions



92.5mm x 48.7mm x 29.3mm







Weight



127.2g







Display



1.9-inch 262K Color TFT LCD (176mm × 220mm)







Camera



1.3 Megapixel







External Memory



TransFlash







Special Features




Vertical MOD/VOD


Stereo Speaker

64 Polyphonic Ringtones

GPS/Remote Control

MP3/E-Card capabilities/ Mobile Banking









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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 and TFT-LCDs. For more information, visit www.samsung.com .


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