Samsung is quietly launching different versions of its popular Star S5230 model. Earlier we had seen the limited edition Samsung Star Think Pink model, created to help breast cancer patients. Recently Samsung has introduced an improved version of the Star, primarily for the Asian and African countries. This edition of Star features Wi-Fi, enabling speedier communication.
Samsung Star WiFi (S5230W) features
Samsung Star WiFi is the original Samsung Star S5230 model with Wi-Fi connectivity added into the handset. It will come in silver, white, black and pink colors. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g provides access to faster and smoother internet connections, enabling users to keep browsing on the move. This is a palm friendly phone. The bar form of the Samsung phone could easily fit into your grasp with its 104mm long, 53mm wide and 11.9mm thin body. It is quite lightweight, weighing about 92 grams.
Samsung Star is a full touch screen phone. It has a 3-inch touch sensitive TFT LCD display powered by TouchWiz user interface. Users can view vivid images on the screen, which supports images of 16:9 contrast ratio, 262 thousand colors and 240 x 400 pixels resolution. Samsung Star WiFi, just like the original Samsung Star model comes with an integrated 3.2-megapixel camera with digital zoom. It features single, continuous, smile, panoramic, frame and mosaic shot modes.
This versatile camera of Samsung Star also allows black & white, negative, sepia and watercolor photo effects. Video player is integrated in this Samsung device. Samsung Star WiFi allows video recording at a speed of 15 fps. Music lovers would love to listen to the music streaming from the MP3 music player of the phone. The Music Library loaded in the device enables cataloging of songs according to the title of the track, artist or genre. Star WiFi also features FM radio. This Samsung handset supports SMS, MMS, and Voice Mail. It will run on quad band GSM and EDGE networks. Users can use Bluetooth compatible headsets with this phone. It also facilitates PC syncing.
The 50MB internal memory could be expanded up to 8GB with microSD memory card. The phone battery provides up to 10 hours of talk time and 700 hours of standby time.
Samsung Star WiFi will cost around $250.