updated 08:35 pm EST, Mon March 3, 2008
Samsung debuts G400 phone
Samsung today announced the launch of its G400 (site not updated), the latest dual screen clamshell at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany. The G400 inherits the look and feel of Samsung's 'Soul' with a unique premium exterior and graphical user interface design identity, boasting a high gloss metallic finish with a hairline texture. The G400 also offers a new series of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) that provide three different options for users: GUI skin allows users to personalize the user interface with various options like background images, fonts, and colors. The G400 is slated for shipment in European countries starting in June (pricing was unavailable).
The handset features an internal 2.22-inch TFT LCD display as well as a 2.22-inch external full touch screen display. The external touch display allows users to operate multimedia features without opening the folder, complete with vibration feedback that responds to touches.
The G400's multimedia features include FM radio, music, a built-in camera, and photo album software -- all of which are accessible via the full touch external display. Users can perform normal phone centric tasks using the internal display, and when the phone is in idle status users can opt to display wallpaper or other items on the external display. Notifications for SMS/MMS as well as alarm or schedules are also viewable directly on the external display.
Samsung's latest clamshell phone features a 5 megapixel camera with features like automatic face detection, image stabilization, and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) functionality. Fast internet access is achieved through a 7.2Mbps High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) browser, and users can access video telephony under HSDPA networks using a sub camera.