Samsung S5230: New all-touch music handset

Does Samsung make anything nowadays that doesn't feature full-touch and some whizzy new interface or other?


The Korean electronics giant is launching the S5230, an ultra-slim fairly low-spec touch-screen packing Samsung's highly customisable new TouchWiz widget-based user interface as seen in the recently announced Beat DJ and Beat Edition handsets.


Probably the most interesting feature of this standard touch-screen device is that it comes preloaded with the Shazam music download service, and supports multi-format plus Samsung's DNSe sound technology.


The S5230 also packs a three-megapixel camera with the ever-indispensable Smile Shot feature (the camera waits till it detects a smile before snapping the shutter), a three-inch WVGA screen at 240x400 pixels and FM radio with RDS.


The handset has Bluetooth and USB connectivity, but surprisingly, it doesn't support HSDPA, relying on lower-speed EDGE and GPRS to get online. Its internal memory is only 50MB, but it has a microSD card expandable up to 8GB (doesn't come with the card though).


Expected European launch in April. Via Softpedia

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