Samsung launches 3G Ready S5620 Monte Touch Phone With GPS Support

Samsung has launched in India its budget priced Samsung S5620 Monte Touch Phone, that is quad-band GSM Candybar style full metal finish 3G ready mobile phone and it features a large 3.0-inch WQVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen display, WiFi and GPS receiver.

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The quad-band GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 network ready Samsung Monte S5620 mobile phone is equipped with large 3.0-inch 256K colors capable, WQVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen display having 240 x 400 pixels screen resolution and it comes with 225-MB of internal shared memory that allows upto 1000 number phonebook and is equipped with microSD  expandable memory slot supporting upto 16-GB expandable memory with hot-swap functionality.

Weighing 92 grams, the Samsung S5620 Monte touch phone is equipped with Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and features Samsung’s TouchWiz 2.0 Plus user interface that pretty much resembling Apple iPhone user interface having, offers customizable home screen and menus that stretches over upto 10 screens, and Social Hub function which provides email, instant messaging and social networking services in a single interface. Facebook and MySpace apps comes preinstalled and both can easily be accessed via dedicated widgets.

Widgets tray has moved to the bottom of the display as against traditionally in left side and the widget tray activates by pressing gear icon on the top let corner of the screen.

The 3G network ready Samsung S5620 Monte mobile also allows users connect to several popular social networking sites that includes Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Google Picassa, Photobucket and Friendster. In addition, the handset also comes loaded with instant messenger applications for AIM, Google Gtalk and Palringo.

With the 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps network connection and SNS shortcut toolbar right on the home screen, it allows users to conveniently update their status, upload photos, send messages and stay in touch with their friends.

Samsung S5620 Monte mobilephone offers exhaustive range of data connectivity including GPS receiver with A-GPS support, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, GPRS Class 10 – with upto 48 kbps speed, EDGE Class 10 – with upto 236.8 kbps speed, 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps connection and WiFi 802.11b/g wireless LAN. It also include microUSB 2.0 port connection for wired connectivity and recharging.

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 and Bluetooth+EDR enables handset allows upto 3 times faster data transfer compared to conventional bluetooth connection.

The Samsung S5620 Monte handset comes equipped with a main integrated 3.2 Megapixels digital camera with maximum still picture resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and it offers Autofocus, 3.3X digital zoom, Geo-tagging, smile and blink detection functionality and built-in LED flash light. The touch phone allows picture storage in standard JPEG format in handset memory or in extended memory and the digital camera also offers Photo effects and option for Photo quality settings while shooting still pictures. There is also a secondary VGA resolution camera for video calling.

Only 12.4 mm thick, the Stylish Samsung S5620 Monte phone also allows video with sound in QVGA resolution at 15 fps. Video recording and decoding formats in H.263, 3GPP and MPEG4 video formats. The handset also allows video playback that supports MPEG4, 3GPP and H.263 Video formats.

Samsung S5620 Monte touch mobile phone also sports integrated FM Radio (stereo) and it allows upto maximum 5-minute duration live recording from FM radio. The live recorded sound clips can only be used as ring tones or alarms.

In addition, the Samsung S5620 Monte comes equipped with DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine) that delivers realistic 3D surround sound quality and includes 3.5 mm audio out port.

The Monte comes packed with Samsung’s own WebKit-based full HTML web browser which offers full Flash support, kinetic scrolling and one-finger zooming along with landscape orientation display capability.

The Samsung S5620 Monte phone also sports a built-in MP3 media player which which supports MP3, ACC, ACC+, eAAC+, WAV, MIDI and WMA music formats. Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Bluetooth for stereo sound allows listening to music on bluetooth compatible headset absolutely wire-free. In addition there is also a FM Radio tuner with 20 station memory and auto-tuning feature and live recorded sound clips which  can only be used as ring tones or alarms.

The Samsung S5620 Monte 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.

Besides, the handset also offers Hinglish SMS feature which facilitates faster typing and makes messaging more fun, as it recognizes both English and Hindi words.

Other features of the Samsung S5620 Monte handset includes JAVA MIDP 2.0 support, Google Maps 3.0, Organizer, Document View, Image editor, Voice Memo, SOS Message, applications such as PC Studio, Calendar, Calculator, and Alarm, and Java Games.

The handset also comes loaded with built-in email client which supports POP3, SMTP & IMAP4 email protocols and it also offers support for MS document viewing software for Microsoft Excel, and MS Word.

Available in a single Metallic Black color, the Samsung S5620 Monte touch phone comes with 960 mAh Li-lon battery which offers upto 9 hrs 30 min of talk time on full charge and upto 750 hrs of standby time on 2G network.

The new Samsung S5620 Monte touch phone is already available in India for Rs. 12,450/- Rs. 9,349/- (plus taxes) with one year standard warranty. Visit in.samsungmobile.com for more details.

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