Samsung S8300 UltraTouch Phone With 8MP Camera Launched

Samsung has announced the launch of its latest full touchscreen mobile phone, the Samsung S8300 UltraTouch mobile phone which is equipped with a full screen touch screen and it features 16M colors display, integrated 8.0 Megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and video recording, microSD memory slot, GPRS, EDGE, 3G functionality, FM Radio with RDS, MP3 Media Player and built-in GPS receiver.

samsung-s8300-touchscreen.jpgThe quad-band GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 network ready along with 3G HSDPA 2100 MHz network ready Samsung S8300 ultratouch mobile phone is equipped with large 2.8-inch (7.2 cm) wide 16-Million colors capable, AMOLED display having 240 x 400 pixels screen resolution. AMOLED pixels are capable of turning on and off more than 3 times faster than conventional motion picture film making them ideal for fash action full-motion full HD quality video play.

The new Samsung S8300 Touchscreen mobile phone sports touch sensitive screen that allows access to all the features of the handset in easy and effortless manner. This sleek phone is the quite slim at just 12.7 mm.

All inputs are done using the full-screen touch-sensitive display, powered by  the Capacitive Touch Screen Technology which unlike more conventional touch-screens, has no sensors and rather is equipped with a special oxide layer on top of its screen, which reacts to touches of fingers. A stylus or any sharp pointed objects as data input would not work on this type of screen. All this means that typing up a short message would really be tough exercise on this.

The  Samsung S8300 ultraTouch Touchscreen mobile phone comes with 80-MB of internal shared memory and it supports microSD memory card (upto 16-GB) with hot-swap functionality for external memory with virtually limitless storage capacity.

TouchWIZ and Widgets

The Samsung S8300 touchscreen phone comes with TouchWIZ technology which has a Widgets feature that enables users to have a selection of widget style mini applications open on its home screen. It comes with 18 Widgets built-in.

A whole variety of widgets are available, which users can activate by swiping of a finger, which displays information from the phone, accessing images, music and other content and provide a quick way to access various functions in the handset.

Samsung S8300 touchscreen mobile phone offers a full touch navigation experience allowing widgets with ‘drag and drop’ technology which makes the experience of using the phone highly interactive and easy.

Widgets with drag-and-drop: The simple ‘drag-and-drop’ technology also available in Samsung Pixon M8800 Touchscreen and Samsung Touchwiz F480 Touchscreen phone allows selecting multiple widgets from the left panel of the screen which can simply be dropped anywhere on the main screen. A widgets is small portable chunk of code that can be executed without requring any additional programming etc. Widgets in Samsung S8300 phone are made up of widely used applications like calendar, clock and alarms, music player functions, FM radio functions, games etc. The Widget with ‘drag-and-drop’ feature is quick and simple technique which allows the user to set hotkeys for all desired functions on the touch menu.

There are several preloaded Widgets provided including Calendar, Calculator and several games. Many more Widgets such as Google Search, CNN Mobile Edition etc are available for free download.

8.0 MP Camera: Weighting just about 121 gms, the Samsung S8300 UltaTouch Touchscreen mobile phone features integrated 8.0 Megapixels CMOS based 5.70 mm focal length digital camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels image resolution and it offers Autofocus, 16X digital zoom and built-in LED flash light along with Image Stabilizer for blur-free camera experience. The Samsung Pixon M8800 Touchscreen mobile phone allows picture storage in standard JPEG format in handset memory or in extended memory. In addition, the digital camera also offers Photo effects and option for Photo quality settings while shooting still pictures. The camera is also equipped with dual LED flash Geotagging, face detection function, autodetect smile and blick detection, and panaroma shot. Additionally the camera is equipped with some more advanced features like image stabilizer (still and video capture) and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR).

Other picture resolutions includes:

  • 3264×2448 pix
  • 2560×1920 pix
  • 2048×1536 pix
  • 1600×1200 pix
  • 640×480 pix (VGA)
  • 3264×1960 (wide) (8MP)
  • 400×240 (wide)

The Stylish Samsung S8300 Touchscreen mobile phone is also capable of recording up to an hour of video with sound in QCIF resolution at 120 fps offers quality images or in WVGA resolution @ 30 fps. Video recording and decoding formats supported include DivX, XviD, WMV, H.263, 3GPP and MPEG4 video formats.

Samsung S8300 ultraTouch also sports a secondary VGA resolution camera for videocall.

The Samsung S8300 UltraTouch Touchscreen mobile handset is armed with mobile tracker feature that helps users track their phone in case they happen to lose it. In an event of being lost, stolen or misplaced, the Mobile Tracker feature sends an SMS prompt to a pre-determined number whenever the SIM card is changed thus improving chances of recovering the handset.

In addition, the Samsung S8300 Touchscreen mobilephone has a powerful internal speakerphone is included to give users a hands-free comfort. The handset also sports SRS Surround Sound System with virtual 5.1 channel support.

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Media Player: The Samsung S8300 UltraTouch Touchscreen mobile phone also sports a built-in MP3 media player which which supports Dvix, XviD, MPEG4, MP3, ACC, ACC+, eAAC+, WAV, MIDI, XMF, SMAF, and WMA music formats. Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Bluetooth for stereo sound allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free.

FM radio: The new Samsung S8300 Touchscreen mobile phone also features integrated FM stereo radio with Visual Radio feature and is capable of playing streaming video (3GPP). The FM radio allows 87.5 – 108 MHz frequency range and handset is also equipped with 2.5 mm AV connector supporting custom Samsung headphones.

The Samsung S8300 ultraTouch mobile phone allows downloading JAVA-enabled games, pictures, ringtones and other sounds, as well as text files using WAP 2.0 browse over GPRS internet connection.

Supporting Polyphonic (72 channels) ringtones and MP3 ringtones, Samsung S8300 mobile phone offers upto 2000 entries phonebook with Photo call and 30 dialed, 30 received, 30 missed calls records and allows Photo contacts and Photo calling.

Built-in GPS receiver: GPS stands for Global Positioning System. There are over two dozen GPS satellites orbit the Earth and transmit radio signals which allow any GPS receiver on the planet to determine its location, speed and direction.

The Samsung S8300 touchscreen phone is equipped with built-in GPS receiver with integrated Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS) that links to both satellites and local networks for navigatio. Smartphone also supports Geotagging so you can tag a photo to the location you took it and then share with friends

Connectivity: The Touch Sensitive screen equipped Samsung S8300 ultraTouch mobile phone offers range of connectivity including GPRS Class 12 – with upto 48 kbps speed, EDGE Class 12 – with upto 236.8 kbps speed and 3G HSDPA functionality with upto 7.2 Mbps data speed.

With 7.2 Mpbs High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) connectivity in Samsung S8300 Touchscreen mobile phone, users can enjoy super-fast Internet access and share high-resolution images and even heavy video taken with the mobile phone. The 7.2 Mpbs HSDPA connection also allows downloading songs at a faster speed in comparison to standard 3G networks.

In addition, Samsung S8300 mobile phone also offers built-in Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP connection. The wireless Bluetooth v2.0 connection with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) feature allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free and in full stereo.

EDGE network connection allows ultra fast data transmissions, and faster downloads and file transfers. Bluetooth technology enables communication with other Bluetooth compatible devices and gadgets such as color printers, PDAs and laptops for instant sync-ups, data transfer and print jobs in a flash.

For wired access, Samsung S8300 mobile phone handset offers USB v2.0/v1.1 for conventional hook-ups. MMS and EMS is a breeze with JAVA technology and WAP 2.0 providing easy access to a wide range of content and applications. The user can send & receive emails using built-in email client which supports POP3, SMTP & IMAP4 email protocols.

Samsung S8300 ultraTouch phone comes preloaded with a host of popular games like Brain Challenge, Diamond Twister and Millionaire3.  In addition to these, users can also enjoy the motion-sensor based game Tumbling Dice which is included in the handset.

Available in black color, the Samsung S8300 Touchscreen mobile phone is equipped with offers range of applications including Microsoft Document Viewers for word, excel and powerpoint, Calendar, Scheduler, To do list, Clock, World time, Alarms, Currency Converter, Calculator, Memo Book, Stop Watch, and Count Down Timer. It also sports TV-Out port for direct connection to home TV.

The Samsung S8300 comes with Standard Li-Ion 880 mAh battery which allows upto 350 hours of stand-by time and incredible 4 hours of talk time on full charge.

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Samsung S8300 UltraTouch Touchscreen Phone Features

  • Quad-band: GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900
  • 3G HSDPA 900/2100 MHz
  • 16M Colors, 240 x 400 pixels, 2.8-inch (7.2 cm) AMOLED display
  • Full Touchscreen, TouchWiz Interface
  • 80-MB internal memory (shared)
  • microSD memory card (upto 16-GB), hot-swap functionality
  • 2000 entries phonebook with Photo call
  • 500 SMS Memory
  • 30 dialed, 30 received, 30 missed calls records
  • 8.0 Megapixel camera, 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution, 4x digital zoom, Autofocus, Image Stabilizer, LED flash, Face, Smile and Blink Detection, Photo Effects
  • Video recording, QVGA @ 30 fps, QVGA @ 120 fps,MPEG4, 3GPP and H.263 Video Formats
  • Secondary VGA resolution videocall camera
  • Video Player, Supports DivX, XviD, H.264, MPEG4, 3GPP and H.263 Video Formats
  • Media Player supporting MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, MIDI, XMF, SMAF, and WMA audio file formats
  • Polyphonic (72 channels) ringtones / MP3 ringtones
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • GPRS Class 12, 32 – 48 kbps speed
  • EDGE Class 12, 236.8 kbps speed
  • 3G, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps speed
  • Bluetooth v2.0 + A2DP
  • USB v2.0 port
  • WAP 2.0, HTML (PocketIE)
  • SMS, MMS, EMS, Messenger, Email, RSS Feed Reader
  • WAP 2.0 Browser
  • Built-in handsfree speakphone
  • Java MIDP 2.0
  • Voice Memo
  • Surround Sound System, 5.1 Channel (virtual)
  • TV-Out port
  • Built-in GPS Receiver with A-GPS Support
  • Applications – Calendar, Scheduler, To do list, Clock, World time, Alarms, Currency Converter, Calculator, Memo Book, Stop Watch, Count Down Timer
  • Document Viewers – MS Office, MS Power Point, PDF
  • Li-Ion 8800 mAh standard battery
    Stand-by: Up to 350 hours
    Talk time: Up to 4 hours
  • Dimension: 110 x 51.5 x 12.7 mm
  • Weight: 105 gms

The Samsung S8300 UltraTouch Touchscreen mobile phone with 8.0 MP camera, A-GPS support, MP3 player along with Bluetooth v2.0+A2DP wireless connectivity is available for the price of Rs. 27,500 plus local taxes. Visit www.samsung.com/in for more details.

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