Samsung Electronics Co., the world's third-largest handset maker, unveils five ultra-slim mobile phones including bar and slide types on Tuesday. All models have an inbuilt camera, MP3 player and wireless Bluetooth technology./Provided by Samsung Electronics
Samsung Promises a Battery of Slim Phones
Samsung Electronics will launch five slim mobile phones geared toward the European market at the end of the year, including a “card phone” it says will be about the size of a credit card and less than a centimeter thick.
The company said Tuesday the SGH-P300 model will be 8 cm long and 8.9 mm in thick but accommodate a 1.3-megapixel digital camera, the Bluetooth wireless technology and an MP3 player.
Another two models, the SGH-Z510 and SGH-Z540 for third-generation Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) mobile networks, are only 14.9 mm thick, the slimmest third-generation phones available, according to the firm. Samsung will also release two slim slide phones, one of which, the SGH-D800 model, it claims will at 14.9 mm be the slimmest of its kind.
Slimness is the handset industry’s buzzword of the moment after Motorola’s RAZR and Samsung’s slim phones made an immediate splash when they were released earlier this year. Pantech and Curitel introduced a new camera and MP3 phone measuring only 16.9 mm in September, and LG Electronics unveiled a slide phone that is 14.9 mm thick on Monday. A Samsung staffer says the trend will continue.