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Samsung Ultra Edition 11.8

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Tuesday 12th, September 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

The face of 3G handsets changes today as Samsung, building on its heritage of delivering inspirational design matched with powerful functionality, unveils a new line of 3G mobile phones. Part of Samsung’s Ultra Edition design-led range, these stylish mobiles expel the myth that 3G handsets have to be cumbersome and heavy. Launched today at the Louvre Museum in Paris, these groundbreaking mobile phones offer to maximise access to all of the benefits that 3G networks can offer, but with a look that is better than ever before. The Ultra Edition 3G mobile range has been built upon the signature inspirational design concepts that Samsung has become famous for, the stylish slider, sophisticated clamshell and classic candy bar.

Samsung Z620

Samsung Ultra Edition 11.8 - 2 Megapixel camera phone
Each design has then been further enhanced to empower the user to experience and fully engage with all of the content and applications that are currently available on 3G and some of them, on HSDPA networks. Finally, completing the collection is the distinctive Ultra Edition 11.8 (Z620), the world’s slimmest HSDPA phone. This stylish device clearly fits into the slim stakes with a profile of just 11.8mm. Key features include an embedded rotating 2 megapixel camera with 3x zoom that is capable of taking photos from all directions and which can double as a video camera to shoot up to an hour of QVGA recording.

Samsung Ultra Edition 3G handset
The 2.3” QVGA display makes this handset perfect for viewing multimedia content and also doubles as a window for photo caller ID. “For a long time a major barrier to consumer adoption of 3G has been the absence of handsets which are capable of delivering great functionality, with an attractive design. Today, we make sure that this barrier is erased with the European launch of the Ultra Edition 3G handsets,“ said Kitae Lee, President of Samsung’s Telecommunication Network Business. “These phones combine the best in design that Samsung has become known for, with a rich array of functions that will ensure people can get access to the widest range of applications and entertainment at the fastest speeds possible. With this launch, 3G is now most definitely sexy and Samsung is at the forefront of this.”

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Samsung Z620 - Specifications
• Standard GSM / GPRS (900/1800/1900MHz) + EDGE + UMTS + HSDPA
• Camera 2 Megapixel Camera (3x Zoom)
• Display 2.3” 240x320 262K Color TFT (Sub LCD : OLED)
• Features Video Recording & Messaging (MPEG4 / H.263 )
• MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / e-AAC+
• Digital Power Amp
• Bluetooth 1.2 / USB 1.1
• Document Viewer
• Speakerphone / Offline Mode / uTrack
• 20 MB embedded
• Size: 103 x 54 x 11.8 mm
• Weight 96.5g

Samsung Ultra Edition 11.8 slim phone - Design
The Ultra Edition mobiles were created to strike the right balance between sharp attractive design and inner strength, performance and simplicity of use. Samsung’s Ultra Edition premium mobiles set a new industry standard, whilst maintaining the ultimate in signature Samsung design. For those who want the body as well as looks, the Ultra Edition range means that slim doesn’t have to be delicate, thanks to the use of new materials such as magnesium and fiber glass infused plastic in their design. Samsung’s Ultra Edition 3G handsets will be available throughout Europe by end of this year. Please contact your local market representative for more information on specific network availability, variations and pricing.

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