Samsung recently announced that, the company sold more than 30 million units of the original Samsung Star. After the huge success of Samsung Star touchscreen phone, the company finally announced the successor of this popular phone, the Samsung Star II. This handset is specially targeted at the social networking aspects and comes with the Social Hub, multi-IM, Facebook and Twitter apps.
The original Samsung Star exceeded all expectations; with its successor, the Samsung Star II, we have delivered a stunning full-touch device that meets the increasing demand for social networking services and enables unrivaled personalization. With the Samsung Star II, we have worked to tightly integrate social networking capabilities and give users choice how they stay in touch with the people important to them. We fully expect it to mirror the success of its predecessor,said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business.
Samsung Star II comes with a 3 inch touchscreen display, TouchWiz UI 3.0, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.2 megapixel camera, QuickType T9 Trace keyboard, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microSD card slot, 16 GB expandable memory and a 1000mAh battery. Sadly, this handset does not comes with 3G Connectivity.
Samsung Star II will be launched next month in Germany followed by other European countries, CIS, India, South America and Middle East. The price of this handset is still unknown. The sales of Samsung Star II is expected to cross the sales of the original Samsung Star handset. This device will be available in white and black colors.
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.
Samsung launches a special edition of its hottest selling device, the Samsung Star S5230. The La Fleur Special Edition of Samsung Star is available only in Germany. The La Fleur Edition is available in dull pink hue and you can find some lovely floral designs on the battery cover and bit on the front side of the phone. The specs of this device is almost same as compared to Samsung Star S5230.
This handset comes with a 3.0 inches TFT resistive touchscreen display with 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 so on.
Other features include a Stereo FM radio with RDS, audio and video player, video recording, Java support, Document viewer, 1000 mAh battery, up to 800 hours stand-by time, Up to 10 hours talk-time, etc.
This handset will be available in Germany from May with a price tag of 245 euros.