Samsung launched today their first high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) phone in Korea.
This is the first HSDPA phone commercially available for consumers in the market.
SCW-200 has now the next-generation technology which allows it to transmit data up to 1.8Mbps. It is also equipped with a unique ‘Dual Band Dual Mode (DBDM)’ chip that support 2G, 3G and 3.5G mobile communication services. It supports multitasking functions allowing users to receive and send messages during video telephony and while listening to MP3 files.
It has a built-in camera with 2 mega pixel with auto focus function. You can also watch mobile TV with the Satellite Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (S-DMB) technology.
SCW-200 has a 2.12″ Color TFT LCD with a 240*320 resolution and it has 262k colors. You can video Record & Message (MPEG4 / H.263 / H.264 ), listen to MP3/ AAC / AAC+ thanks to its mp3 function, use External Memory (microSD).
For connectivity with the PC, SCW-200 has an USB port.
A nice feature is TTS or text-to-speech. HSDPA, a new form of mobile broadband, is capable of transmitting data at speeds about seven to ten times faster than that of WCDMA. Users can enjoy large-scale multimedia downloads, such as DVD-quality movies and interactive multimedia games, with high-speed wireless Internet access comparable to speeds of fixed-line ADSL services.
Kitae Lee, president of Samsung Electronics’ Telecommunication Network, said “Samsung is proud to launch the first HSDPA phone for Korean market. With the successful launch of future mobile broadband in our domestic market, we look forward to lead and expand HSDPA technology worldwide.” He added, “Our unique designs and cutting edge technology have made Samsung a top player in the premium phone segment. Now we shall demonstrate our full potential in the HSDPA area as well.”
Samsung will launch the phone in June, for both SK Telecom (the largest cellular service provider) and for KTF (the second largest provider in Korea).
No price was revealed for SCW-200.