Samsung I7110 S60 Smartphone With AMOLED, 3G, GPS & WiFi

Samsung have announced the I7110, a 12.9mm thick smartphone running Symbian S60 with a 2.6-inch AMOLED display.  The I7110 includes both 3G HSDPA (900/2100MHz) and quadband GSM/EDGE, together with WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0 and GPS.  There's also a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, smile-shot, blink-shot and an LED flash, with a secondary camera up front for video calls.

GPS on the I7110 can be used both for navigation and photo geotagging, and the handset comes complete with pedestrian navigation for ten cities in Western Europe.  Alternatively it can be used in-car, with a built-in FM transmitter sending spoken directions – and music – through the car speakers with no cabling required.

Onboard storage amounts to 50MB with a microSDHC slot supporting up to 16GB cards.  The camera supports both still and video recording, and the onboard media player has, among others, DivX codecs for playback.  Control is via an 8-way optical mouse, similar to that we saw on the Samsung Omnia i900, and there's also an accelerometer. 

The Samsung I7110 measures 118 x 52 x 12.9mm and comes with a 1200mAh battery rated for up to 11hrs EDGE talktime or 6hrs WCDMA talktime; standby times are quoted as up to 427hrs or 451hrs on EDGE or WCDMA respectively.  No pricing details as yet, but the I7110 will launch first in Russia in November 2008 with further availability following that.

 

Press Release:

Samsung announces the newest smartphone based on S60 and Symbian OS at the Symbian Smartphone Show

Samsung I7110 underlines its strong portfolio on S60 and Symbian OS

London, UK, October 20, 2008 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today announced the I7110, the latest Samsung smartphone based on S60 and Symbian OS™. Samsung I7110 will be showcased for the first time at the Symbian Smartphone Show in London on Oct. 21st – 22nd. Samsung I7110, a slim and sleek bar type smartphone with only 12.9 mm thickness, comes fully-packed with high performance functionality.

Based on Symbian OS v9.3, the I7110 is optimized for convergence with performance and feature enhancements, bringing the highest level of power efficiency and platform security to a mobile phone. Also based on S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2, users can choose from thousands of applications from the S60 applications library and have access to their favorites by using dedicated hot keys.

The I7110 offers cutting-edge mobile phone features, including a 2.6" AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen, to deliver outstanding experiences in navigation, multimedia, and connectivity.

The I7110 boasts geo-tagging and navigation capabilities in pedestrian and driving modes. The AMOLED screen makes it a perfect pedestrian navigator as it provides sharp images even under intense sunlight. Currently, the pedestrian navigator is available in 10 cities in Western Europeincluding Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, and Rome. In addition, the FM transmitter enables drivers to receive the voice navigation guide via car speakers.

Samsung I7110 is a great multimedia companion. Users will be able to enjoy high resolution photos with its 5 megapixel camera featuring auto focus and LED flash. It also comes with the latest digital camera features including 'smile shot' and 'blink shot' functions. The I7110 offers advanced video recording and play features. It supports multi-codec formats including DivX, thereby saving users from the issues associated with converting video files. It also features 50MB of internal memory and a SDHC-supported micro SD slot, allowing users to store various digital contents up to 16GB. The smartphone's 1,200 mAh battery can facilitate up to 11 hours of talk time and extended multimedia experience.

To offer seamless connectivity for multimedia experience, the I7110 comes equipped with HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity. The phone also offers an 8-way optical mouse to maximize the easiness of mobile browsing.

Geesung Choi, President of Samsung's Telecommunications Network Business, said: "The introduction of I7110, Samsung's new Symbian OS-based smartphone, is a testament of our strategic focus on the open OS phone portfolio. With a strong partnership with Symbian and the increased momentum in the smartphone market, Samsung will continue to offer a wide selection of mobile phones meeting the needs and lifestyles of today's consumers."

The Samsung I7110 will be available in Russia from November 2008 and will soon be introduced in other markets.

To offer seamless connectivity for multimedia experience, the I7110 comes equipped with HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity. The phone also offers an 8-way optical mouse to maximize the easiness of mobile browsing.

Geesung Choi, President of Samsung's Telecommunications Network Business, said: "The introduction of I7110, Samsung's new Symbian OS-based smartphone, is a testament of our strategic focus on the open OS phone portfolio. With a strong partnership with Symbian and the increased momentum in the smartphone market, Samsung will continue to offer a wide selection of mobile phones meeting the needs and lifestyles of today's consumers."

The Samsung I7110 will be available in Russia from November 2008 and will soon be introduced in other markets.