Here's the Samsung Jet—it's got an 800MHz processor (obviously they want you to know what's inside, unlike Apple), a pure Samsung six-sided Cube interface, and a WebKit browser.
Samsung calls the browser Dolfin, and it'll come to other Samsung phones in the future (okay, that's what I'm most excited about). No carrier in the US yet, but it's UTMS, so probably AT&T, if it comes here at all.
It feels surprisingly nice for an all plastic handset, and the touchscreen's pretty decent for being resistive. Ironically, the menus seem way more sluggish than you'd expect given the processing power inside. [Samsung]
Samsung Jet Specification
Network: EDGE/GPRS Class 12 (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
HSDPA 3.6Mbps (900, 2100 MHz)
Display: 3.1" 16M WVGA AMOLED
Camera: 5.0 Megapixel AF camera+ Dual Power LED
Face Detection, Smile Shot, Panorama Shot, Blink Detection,
Geo-tagging, Photo Editor
Video: D1 Video Playback/D1 30fps Video Recording
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, DivX, XviD, Video Editor
Audio: Music Player with DNSe & SRS WOW Sound Effect
Find Music, 3.5 Ear Jack, FM Radio/Recording
MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, AMR, MIDI, SP-MIDI,
i-melody, WAV, MMF, XMF, OMA DRM v2.1, WMDRM,
Value Added: In-house developed Dolfin Browser, WAP 2.0, One finger Zoom
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Share Pix & Mobile Widget,
A-GPS, On Board Navigation(3D Map), TouchWiz 2.0,
Motion UI, Media Gate 3D, Multi-tasking Manager
Connectivity: Bluetooth® v2.1, microUSB (USB v2.0 Hi-Speed), Wi-Fi
Memory: 2GB/8GB, External MicroSD slot (Up to 16GB)
Battery: 1,100 mAh - Talk time : 2G/492 minutes, 3G/300 minutes
- Standby : 2G/422 hours, 3G/406 hours
Size: 108.8 x 53.5 x 11.9 mm
SAMSUNG JET: ‘SMARTER THAN A SMARTPHONE'
Samsung Mobile is proud to launch the Samsung Jet - a high end innovation to mark a new chapter in full touch phones. Packed with features, Samsung Jet delivers the very best in power, speed and brilliance, all housed in a sleek and stylish design, to produce a unique touch experience.
Smart features with user-friendly interface
Samsung Jet's innovative smartphone-like features take the handset to the realms of being ‘smarter than a smartphone'. Opening up a whole new world of web experience, its high performance Dolfin web browser has been developed in-house and allows easy, super fast surfing. Samsung Jet also supports the option of multi-window browsing to surf several web pages simultaneously - up to five pages at any one time. Also, it allows for multi-window web browsing and for book marking widget to save your favourite websites. Samsung Jet features a bespoke multi-tasking manager, making it little bit easier. In addition, the multiple background download, multi-purpose address field and ad-blocker ensure users only need to focus on what they really want to. Samsung Jet is the first feature phone to adopt the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Email system, with a more convenient user interface as a result of more streamlined push-email for business users. Breaking away from multi-touch zoom technology which requires the use of two fingers and two hands, Samsung Jet gives our consumers the ultimate in usability, portability and convenience through the brand-new concept - ‘one finger zoom,' which enables one hand operation to zoom in and out. One finger zoom can be used not only for the Internet browser, but also for Photo browser and file viewer to see TXT, PDF and PPT files in four times bigger size - all just with one finger tip while you're on the move.
An Ultra Brilliant Display with AMOLED
The Samsung Jet has a display which offers unrivalled quality and brilliance for its users. The 3.1" Samsung WVGA AMOLED display is four times sharper than a WQVGA screen. Samsung Jet's screen provides stunning, super bright and vivid images in perfect natural colours, with the very best high resolution display for viewing multimedia on the go. Samsung Jet's ultra brilliant display has a 180° viewing angle, gives a super fast touch response and is also very efficient in its power consumption. Thanks to WVGA AMOLED technology, Samsung Jet consumes 40% less energy than a mobile phone equipped with TFT-LCD display. The remarkable image quality transforms mobile content into amazing visuals. Thanks to the 480dpi brilliance in its WVGA AMOLED display, Samsung Jet provides a high quality multimedia experience, transforming mobile video into pure viewing pleasure.
Speedy Performance with an Accelerated Application Processor
Samsung Jet takes the meaning of performance in full touch mobile phones to another level with its revolutionary speed, which is all thanks to the 800MHz Accelerated Application Processor. This sophisticated high performance processor is Jet's secret to speed and versatility, integrating multiple applications into one marvelously seamless experience. Instant response from a 3D touch interface matches the speed of touch. The accelerated application processor can integrate various functions such as navigation and viewing, so users can access them all without usual lag time or blurred visuals that can disrupt the pleasure of the experience.
Intuitive Interaction with TouchWiz 2.0
To ensure the most hassle free and pure experience for its user, Samsung Jet features TouchWiz 2.0 user interface (UI), an upgrade from previous TouchWiz user interfaces seen on the F480 (Tocco in UK) and other Samsung full touch mobiles. Building on the strong reputation of the interface of the F480, Samsung Jet houses an advanced TouchWiz 2.0, giving outstanding touch capability in online browsing and a powerful and responsive reaction. Multiple applications run both seamlessly and simultaneously through the use of Jet's powerful application processor, enabling users to dip in and out of the features as they wish. With its intuitive 3D media gate UI and motion-response UI, users can enjoy a dynamic, content-based experience. The 3D media gate on Samsung Jet offers easy access to six key multimedia features, such as Photo album, Music player, Video player, FM Radio, Games and internet, all simply accessed by rolling a six sided cube UI on the screen. Samsung Jet features ‘motion gate', Samsung's own motion recognition engine which brings you access to your multimedia favorites as well as speed dialing just by tapping, tilting or flipping the handset. To enhance the usability in full touch screen, Samsung introduces ‘smart unlock', a feature which enables users to unlock the phone and execute the menu directly by drawing an alphabet letter on the screen. Users can set up the menu that they want to go to directly according to the alphabet letters from A to Z. The ‘smart unlock' technology allows users to programme their own, customised movements in order to operate the handset, bringing the ultimate in personalisation. Samsung Jet has an online widget function to access useful mobile applications and get live information such as weather, news and search engines by online widget downloading. There are more than 30 widgets already available on Samsung Jet and users can download more from the website. These include a personalisation widget to adapt the screen layout and wallpaper. A three-page main menu and three-page widget screen offer quick and easy application search and reuse.
Powerful, Fun and Easy to use Features
Samsung Jet also has an A-GPS application, to provide navigation services in life-like 3D, to convey real places, information and directions in real-time. This incorporates 3D Map Navigation, GPS on Google maps and location-Based Services. The GPS system features Geo-tagging, enabled through a Geo- magnetic sensor to send location information and updates on traffic conditions by SMS, link location information to navigation, and a compass. Samsung Jet's GPS application can run on ‘Drive to' or ‘Walk to' modes. When it comes to music, Samsung Jet's unique features give users the option to operate simultaneous playback audio and scroll through the phone's music library with superb sound quality. For video, the DVD-like video playback recording (with D1 Video Playback and D1 30fps Video Recording) enables seamless playback without residuals and the ability to instantly download and play DivX and Xvid formats without converting, resizing and lateration - all in HD-like quality on its brilliant AMOLED screen.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com