by CIO Staff

Samsung Says Its New Phones Are Slimmest

May 09, 20062 mins

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Samsung Electronics has taken the wraps off two cellular phones that it says are the slimmest of their kind.

The SGH-X820 is both slender at 6.9 millimeters and light at 66 grams, but it still manages to pack a 2-megapixel digital camera. The tri-band GSM phone comes in a candy-bar form factor. It will be available in Russia in June and then in other European markets.

The SGH-D900 is the thinnest slider-type phone available, Samsung said. It is 13 millimeters thick and weighs 93 grams. There’s a 3-megapixel digital camera, and the phone is a quad-band model.

Both phones can play music in the MP3, AAC, AAC plus and Windows Media Audio formats. They come with MPEG 4 and H.263 video recording capability, Bluetooth, USB and PictBridge printing software. Both have 80MB of embedded memory.

The X820 has a 1.9-inch screen with 176-by-220-pixel resolution, while the D900 has a 2.1-inch screen with 240-by-320-pixel resolution.

The phones will be on show at the Sviaz ExpoComm 2006 exhibition that runs from May 10-13 in Moscow. Pricing was not announced.

-Martyn Williams, IDG News Service

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