Samsung Star II S5260 Mobile Phone Launched in India For Rs. 6,540

Samsung has launched in India the Samsung Star II S5260 Mobile Phone that features 3.0-inch WQVGA 256K colors capacitive touchscreen display offering a whole lot of useful features that make it very attractive and a perfect choice of high profile professional.

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Originally announced in January 2011, the Samsung Star II S5260 Mobile Phone is quad-band GSM network ready handset that includes 30MB RAM and 250-MB internal ROM memory and features microSD card slot with upto 16-GB expandable memory allowing up to 2000 entries phone book and 1000 SMS memory.

The Samsung Star II Mobile Phone is equipped with 3.0-inches WQVGA 240 x 400 pixel 262K colors TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen display and features Samsung’s TouchWIZ 3.0 user interface 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 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.

The sleek Samsung Star II handset measures 107.5 x 54 x 12.4 mm and weighs only 94 grams and is targeted at business professionals, but also include exciting social experience integration which would appeal young consumers too and its immersive and responsive touch screen allows users to intuitively browse through photos, music files, and video clips.

For data connectivity, Samsung Star II S5260 Mobile Phone comes equipped with GPRS class 12 connection, EDGE Class 12 with upto 236.8 kbps speed connection, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g wireless LAN and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR + A2DP wireless connection but does not offer 3G connectivity. 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 Star II S5260 Mobile Phone also boasts of the innovative “Smart Unlock” feature users can unlock the phone and enter the menu directly by drawing a letter of the alphabet on the screen. Taking this feature even further, users can even set specific menu options to correspond to each letter from A to Z – like I is for Internet.

The Samsung Star II  S5260 also allows users to update their current status and access friends’ updates, live feeds from popular social networking sites that includes Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Google Picassa, Photobucket and Friendster 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.

With the EDGE 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.

The Samsung Star II S5260 mobilephone also includes a main integrated 3.15 Megapixels digital camera with maximum still picture resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and it offers Autofocus, 4X digital zoom, Geo-tagging, smile and blink detection functionality and built-in LED flash light that offers a flash of light for taking pictures in dark surroundings.

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.

Only 12.4 mm thick, the Stylish Samsung Star II S5260 Mobile Phone also allows video recording with sound in QVGA resolution at 15 fps. Video recording and decoding formats in H.263_AMR NB, MPEG4+AMR NB, ASF, Real One, WMV video formats. The handset also allows video playback that supports H.263_AMR NB, MPEG4+AMR NB, ASF, Real One, WMV formats.

Samsung Star II 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, it 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 Star II Mobile Phone also sports Media Player which which supports MP3, ACC, ACC+, eAAC+, WAV, MIDI, AMR 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.

Other features of the Samsung Star II S5260 touchscreen phone handset includes JAVA MIDP 2.1 support, RSS Reader, Organizer, Image editor, Voice Memo, SOS Message, applications such as PC Studio, Calendar, Calculator, Alarm, Scheduler, Worldtime, Currency converter, Unit converter, Memo Book, Stopwatch, Countdown Timer and Java Games.

The handset also comes loaded with applications for GTalk, Facebook, Yahoo!, built-in email client which supports POP3, SMTP & IMAP4 email protocols and it also offers includes document viewers for MS Office, MS Excel, and MS Word in addition to PDF viewer.

Available in black and white colors the Samsung Star II S5260 full touchscreen phone comes with 1000 mAh Li-lon battery which offers incredible 11 hours of talk time on full charge and upto 360 hrs of standby time on 2G network.

Price and Availability

The Samsung Star II S5260 Mobile Phone is available in India for the price of Rs. 6,540 with one year warranty. Visit in.samsungmobile.com for more details.

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