May 12, 2009

Samsung Preston and Star Touch Screens

Samsung decided that two of their latest touchscreen phones, S5600 and S5230, to give them new “trade names”, as Samsung Preston and Star. The Preston and Star, both are almost similar except that the Preston boasts a faster HSDPA connectivity for data. Also, both use Samsung’s TouchWiz GUI: the S5230 has a 3-inch WQVGA display, while the S5600 has a 2.8-inch QVGA panel. They are now available for purchase in Asia, Europe, and some other world markets.

The Samsung S5230 Star is a non-3G cell phone that comes equipped with a 3.0-inch WQVGA touchscreen display and a 3 megapixel camera. It measures only 11.9mm thick and features Samsung’s widget based TouchWiz user interface.

The Samsung Preston (S5600) comes in a slim and compact design, featuring support for full Internet browsing, 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity and accelerometer. It also includes a 2.8-inch QVGA full-touch screen and the TouchWiz UI, as well as a 3.2-megapixel camera, music recognition using Shazam’s “Find Music” service and an 80MB internal memory coupled with a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 8GB of additional storage space. Though not released yet. It seems that the Samsung Star has registered great demand already, as more than 2 Million units are reported to have been pre-ordered until now.

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