Preview Samsung S300
Samsung renews its phone line very quickly, in the next year all phones from
Samsung, even the cheapest ones (150$) would be equipped by the colour screen.
It's more interesting that more than one and a half of all folder type models
with two screens will have only colour displays. The first prototype of such model
will be Samsung S300, the external display of which is made with a help of STN
technology and displays up to 256 colours. The advantages of colour display are
not obvious in the standby mode. You see a colour background and that's all. But
the advantages become apparent when you receive an incoming call or message or
when a reminder is turned on. Colour icons and messages appear on the external
display and it is really very attractive.
The features of the phone are comparable to those in Samsung A800, the only
exception is that the internal display is also coloured and shows up to 65000
colours (TFT). The phone also supports 40-tones polyphony. The dimensions of this
handset are similar to Samsung A800. In spite of the analogues body, the battery
of A800 is not compatible with S300. S300 has a lithium-ion battery of 800 mAh
capacity. The phone can work several days in case of 7-10 minutes of talking per
day, it's not bad result for such kind of phone. I repeat once again that the
functions of this phone are the same as the functions of Samsung A800, for more
details see this review. It is expected
that S300 would be launched in March 2003 and the price would be about 350-400$.