Samsung has today launched its new affordable full touchscreen handset, Samsung Champ C330 mobile phone which is a quad-band GSM mobile phone that features 2.4-inch, 256K colors capable QVGA touchscreen display with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface.
Only 80 gms in weight, the quad-band GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 network ready Samsung Champ C330 phone measures 96.3 x 53.8 x 13 mm and is equipped with a smaller 2.4-inch 256K colors capable, QVGA TFT Capactive Touchscreen display having 240 x 320 pixels screen resolution and is powered by Samsung’s TouchWix Lite user interface and clad features very similar to its previously announced 3G ready Samsung Star Nano 3G (S3370) touchecreen phone.
The Samsung Champ C330 mobile phone is perhaps one of the most affordable touchscreen handset in India today, and it comes with 30-MB of internal shared memory that allows upto 1000 number phonebook with Photocall feature and upto 30 dialed, 30 received and 30 missed calls records and is equipped with expandable memory slot supporting microSD memory card of upto 16-GB expandable storage with hot-swap functionality for external memory.
TouchWIZ and Widgets
The Samsung Champ C330 touchecreen phone is powered by Samsung’s 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 several 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.
Widgets with drag-and-drop: The simple ‘drag-and-drop’ technology 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 Champ C330 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.
Samsung has packed several preloaded Widgets that including Google search, Youtube, Calendar, Calculator and several games. Many more Widgets such as CNN Mobile Edition etc are available for free download.
Samsung Champ C330 allows users to update their current status and access friends’ updates, live feeds from popular networking portles like Facebook, MySpace, Photobucket, Flickr, Friendster, Picassa, and Twitter using a simple Pop-up SNS interface. The phone supports applications for uploading/updating photos and videos to several poplar social networking community sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket and other popular SNS sites. It also offers Google Talk, Palringo Chat and AIM.
Weighing just 80 grams, the new Samsung Champ C330 touchscreen mobile handset offers range of connectivity including GPRS Class 10 – with upto 48 kbps speed, EDGE Class 10 - with upto 236.8 kbps speed connection. There is no 3G or WiFi support in this handset.
In addition, Samsung Champ C330 mobile phone also offers built-in Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP connection. The wireless Bluetooth v2.1 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 of upto 236Kbps speed, 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.
The Samsung Champ C330 handset features a single integrated 1.3 Megapixels digital camera with maximum still picture resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels and it offers Autofocus, 3.3X digital zoom with Smile detection support and built-in LED flash light. The 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.
The Samsung Champ C330 phone also can records up to an hour of video with sound in QCIF resolution at 15fps. Video recording and decoding formats in H.263, H.264, 3GPP and MPEG4 video formats. The handset also allows video playback that supports MPEG4, 3GPP and H.263 /H.264 and WMV Video formats.
All the rest
The Samsung Champ C330 mobile phone also sports integrated FM Radio (stereo) with RDS and it allows live recording from FM radio. The live recorded sound clips can only be used as ring tones or alarms.
The Samsung Champ C330 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 handset also offers Hinglish SMS feature which facilitates faster typing and makes messaging more fun, as it recognizes both English and Hindi words.
Available in a exciting range of colors including Deep black, Espresso brown, Sweet pink, Chic white colors, the Samsung Champ C330 touchscreen mobile phone comes with 1000mAh Li-lon battery which offers upto 12 hrs of talk time on full charge and upto 666 hrs of standby time.
Samsung Champ C330 Touchscreen Mobile Phone Features
- Quadband GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- 2.4-inch 256K Colors QVGA TFT Capactive Touchscreen display, 240 x 320 Pixels resolution
- 30-MB Internal Memory
- microSD memory card (upto 16-GB), hot-swap functionality
- 1000 number phonebook with Photocall
- 30 dialed, 30 received and 30 missed calls records
- Video Player, Supports MPEG4, 3GPP, WMV, H.264 and H.263 Video Formats
- Media Player supporting MP3, AAC, eAAC+ and WMA audio file formats
- GPRS Class 10, 32 – 48 kbps speed
- EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps speed
- Bluetooth v2.1 + A2DP
- USB v2.0
- JAVA 2.0, MIDP 2.0
- 3.5 mm audio out port
- Polyphonic, MP3 ringtones, Bollywood Ringtones preloaded
- 1.3 Megapixel Camera, 1280 x 1024 pixels resolution, 3X digital Zoom, Face and Smile detection
- Video Recording, QVGA @ 15 fps, MPEG-4 / 3GPP H.263
- SMS, MMS
- Email, Supports IMAP, POP3 and SMTP protocols
- WAP 2.0, Netfront 3.4 browser
- Handsfree Speakphone
- Mibile Tracker
- Voice Recording
- Vibration Alert
- Social Apps: Facebook, MySpace, Photobucket, Flickr, Friendster, Picassa, and Twitter using Pop-up SNS.
- Google Talk, Palringo Chat and AIM
- Apps: PC Studio, Calendar, Calculator, Alarm, Organizer
- Java Games – Cricket and Sudoku
- Hinglish Messaging
- Black color
- Li-ion 1000mAh Standard Battery
Talk time: 12 hrs (2G)
Standby time: 666 Hrs (2G)
- Dimensions – 96.3 x 53.8 x 13 mm
- Weight: 80 gms
The new Samsung Champ C330 touchscreen mobile phone featuring Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface is is now officially available in India for the price of Rs. 4,500 with one year warranty. Visit www.samsung.co.in for more details.