The GSM-based S5600 features a 2.8-inch QVGA (Quarter Video Graphics Adapter) full touch-screen-which means the resolution is 320 by 240 pixels-with a customizable TouchWiz user interface. Mobile widgets can easily be dragged onto the screen for one-click access to favorite applications.
Also taking advantage of the screen, a Gesture Lock feature lets a user draw a letter on the screen with his or her finger to unlock the phone and pull up menus assigned to correspond to the letters.
Connectivity speeds are 7.2M bps, according to the company, and an accelerometer sensor adjusts for vertical or horizontal browsing.
The multimedia-focused device also features a 3-megapixel camera, a "Find Music" music recognition service from Shazam, 80MB of memory plus a Micro SD slot for up to 8GB of additional data space and multi-codec (compression/decompression) support-including H.263, MPEG4 and WMV-for easy file format conversions.
The S5230 features a 3-inch WQVGA (Widescreen QVGA) touch-screen-representing a resolution of 400 by 240 pixels. Basically, it's a widescreen version of the S5600.
The S5230 is a millimeter thinner than the S5600, at only 11.9mm, and includes a 3-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities supporting QVGA resolution at 15 frames per second.
Among other features, it supports Samsung's sound-enhancing DNSe (digital natural sound engine) technology and includes Shazam's music recognition service, 50MB of memory and an external memory slot for 8GB more memory.
The GSM-based S5230 will be available in Europe in April.
Samsung last introduced phones in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, including the Samsung Blue Earth, a solar-powered phone made from recycled water bottles.