September 01, 2006 in Mobile News

SAMSUNG Unveils the K5, a New MP3 Player with Slide-out Speaker

Berlin, Germany - 1 st September, 2006 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd ., a market leader in consumer electronics and IT equipment, today announced its newest digital creation: the K5(Model Name : YP-K5), a lightweight MP3 player with heavyweight features including an innovative touch screen, FM radio receiver, and built-in speakers.



In the 1980s, the personal music revolution allowed users to individualize and privatize their listening styles. Now, Samsung's K5 is kick-starting the trend to break out of this shell by enabling users to share their music experience with others. Samsung has combined their lauded MP3 players designs with those of a mini-boom box to create a unique listening experience.
Music to the Max

Built-in Speakers

The K5 offers a unique experience through its embedded speakers. The K5's built-in stereo speakers disappear behind the unit when not in use, yet when needed effortlessly slide out to create a free-standing mini-stereo system.

Despite being a fraction of the size of the smallest stereo system, the K5's slide-out speaker design delivers the same great sound - no distortion, great volume, and a defined deep bass. Perfect for the active, hip and young lifestyle, the YP-K5 travels with you, allowing you to live your life in sound.



Bass Sound Enhanced Earphones

The K5 comes with earphones that boast innovative two-part ear buds that boost sound quality and provide the hardware to surround yourself with a powerful sound with enhanced bass tones. Enjoy the same acoustic experience that you would hear from your home stereo.

The ergonomic plugs fit securely and comfortably while cutting out extraneous sound. A volume control option prevents you from playing the music at harmful levels, but still allows you to appreciate all the nuances and artistic styles of your favorite songs.
Audible Simplicity

Easy to use and a breeze to navigate, the K5 gives a masterful performance that is accessible by everyone

Enhanced usability and intuitive interfaces make the K5 playable right out of the box. Hit the power and brilliant OLED lighting illuminates the glossy black surface, and a vertical display guides the user through the K5's multimedia features. The intuitive navigation and aesthetic graphics brighten the screen and complement the K5's comprehensive features, including adaptive displays. Music is conveniently catalogued in various folders, allowing you to quickly locate your song of choice.

When the speaker slides out, the K5 seamlessly switches from vertical to horizontal view automatically. The keys on the touch screen remain the same; the multi-directional keys just rotate 90 degrees when going from private to speaker mode for a minimum number of keys, a simplified system and a minimalist look.

Bringing your music to a larger number of users, the stereo speakers invite everyone to listen to the K5. From teenager to grandparent, classical purist to hip hop enthusiast, early adopter to old-time radio fan, the K5 brings together a community of like-minded individuals to bridge the digital divide.
The Look of Great Sound

Share your love of music with others, and do it with style

Fitting easily in the palm of your hand, the K5 is cool and slick to the touch due to its premium magnesium finish. With rounded corners and perfectly flush edging, the compact and slim features allow for easy one-handed dexterity and control.

Sensitive to the slightest touch of the finger, the sleek surface lights up with a touch keypad and bright OLED display. A slight nudge and the hideaway speaker effortlessly slides out and automatically pivots to angle itself perfectly for the optimal sound. Meanwhile, the speaker and control screen are positioned to create a stable base that sits comfortably on any table or flat surface.
The K5 allows you to share your listening experience with others whether it be a hot new track you just downloaded or the latest FM radio charts. With PlaysForSure, you can rest assured that your music is compatible with the K5, including songs purchased on the internet. USB 2.0 offers a faster connection for speedy downloads of up to 1000 songs for the 4GB K5 (500 for 2GB, 240 for 1GB).
A Day in the Life of Your K5

A musical companion that travels with you, Samsung's K5 is a premium digital audio player with features to spare

The Samsung K5 manages to cram in several features to bring music to every aspect of your day. After personalizing your alarm to be woken by your favorite song, you can also catch up on the day's news, weather and traffic reports on FM radio. Preset channels help you find the station you want easily.

Your daily commute can be livened up by your K5, by a personalized picture slideshow as you listen; the 2GB/4GB K5 stores up to 25,000 photos (15,000 for 1GB). You can even choose one image to be your MP3 player's screensaver.

The K5 boasts 30 hours of playtime when using earphones, and a lengthy 6 hours in speaker mode, allowing you to ensure you have music wherever you go.



Imagine the freedom you'll experience with the K5. The slender size and slick black casing blend in effortlessly with your lifestyle, yet the K5 is also a fashionable accessory that will revolutionize your personal and shared audio experience. Easy to use and a pleasure to look at, Samsung's K5 offers you a premium portable audio experience, and the ability to share it with anyone.




For more information, please visit www.samsungplay.com


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