Samsung Announce 2 Touch screen Handsets

It looks like Samsung is focusing more on Touch Screen mobiles these days. They have announced the launch of their new touch screen handsets – S5600 and S5230. Both these mobile phones have stylish designs and intuitive user interface. Both of these handsets come with the Touchwiz user interface from Samsung which also supports mobile widgets.


The S5600 has 2.8 inch QVGA full touch screen with accelerometer for auto rotation. It has a 3 MP camera with smile shot and supports full Internet browsing via 7.2 Mbps 3G, HSDPA connectivity. It also has GPS with AGPS support. It is also a multimedia phone and supports codec’s including WMV, MPEG4 and H.263. It uses Samsung’s Digital Natural Sound Engine for audio playback. Connectivity options include Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0. It has 80MB Internal memory and also supports microSD card upto 8GB. It has a “Gesture Lock” feature which enables the user to unlock the phone and execute the menu directly as they draw a letter of the alphabet on the screen and users can set which menu they want corresponding the A-Z letter.


The S5230 is a slim phone and has nearly the same features but it lacks GPS and 3G support. It has a 3 inch QVGA touch screen. It has a Photo Contact feature which allows you to call a person by touching his picture. Camera and connectivity options are the same as that of S5600. It has 50MB of internal memory and supports microSD cards upto 8GB. It also supports QWERTY soft keyboard, Gesture Lock and handwriting recognition.

The S5230 will be available in Europe in April while S5600 will be available in May. No details about the pricing in yet known.