Samsung Star is the company’s entry-level touchscreen phone. This handset was launched back in early 2009. Samsung Star is already a huge hit worldwide and it is still one of the hottest selling phones in most of the Asian and European countries. Samsung recently announced that the sales of the Samsung Star have surpassed 30 million units.
“We are very pleased with the phenomenal success of the Samsung Star,” said YH Lee, senior vice president of Marketing for the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung is aiming to take the lead in the global full touch-screen mobile and dominate the market with our diverse product line up and customized marketing approach.”
Samsung Star features a 3 inch TFT resistive touchscreen display, 240 x 400 pixels resolution, 3.15 megapixel camera with Smile detection, Digital Natural Sound Engine, 50 MB internal memory, 16 GB expandable memory, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0 and more.
Samsung Star is the second mobile phone from the manufacturer to sell 30 million units after the popular Samsung E250. Samsung managed to sell 10 million units of this handset in six months and 20 million units in just one year. Samsung sold 15 million units in Europe, 5 million units in Latin America, 3 million units in Russia and 1 million units in China.