Samsung today announced Samsung Shark range of mobile phones.
The first devices in the range, the candy bar Shark (S5350) and slider phones, devices Shark 2 (S5550) and Shark 3 (S3550), will be available from January.
"The Shark Series is designed to meet the needs of active, style-conscious users who demand constant connection with their peers.The Shark Series will not only keep these users up-to-date with the latest news and information important to them, but also allows them to express their own style and distinctive personal taste." said Younghee Lee, Vice President of Mobile Marketing, Samsung Electronics.
The Shark?s does not come at a cost ? the phone offers a great value for money while still delivering style and strong multimedia functionality. Social Networking Services (SNS) direct shortcuts have been placed on the idle screen, giving users one-click access to Facebook, MySpace, Bebo and other favorite sites.
Samsung Communities software enables users to upload and share photos and personal videos to global SNS or photo sharing sites easily. Meanwhile swift and simple access to popular sites like Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and YouTube, encourage browsing and viewing while on the move.
Security features include Mobile Tracker, which helps to trace a lost or stolen mobile by alerting the user whenever the SIM card is changed. In addition, an SOS Message can be programmed to send a distress alert to a pre-selected emergency contact, enabling quick and discreet requests for assistance.
Shark (S5350): SNS-enabled Metal Candy Bar
The Shark S5350 has sleek curves, a metallic finish and an asymmetric design. The curved and ergonomic form provides a better grip than the conventional straight-lined models, while its slim (11.9mm) profile ensures it is perfectly pocketable.
Updated Graphic User Interface (GUI) designs add stylish new looks for the mobile interface. Users can choose from a variety of themes to suit their personal style. The Shark also comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera that can record video.
Moreover, the Shark features Multi-instant messenger which combines all of the user?s accounts for GTalk, AIM, and Palringo Chat into one application.
Shark 2 (S5550): Fluid Slider with AMOLED
Shark 2 has a mix of extrusion, Kevlar, and metallic surface.
The Shark 2 boasts an AMOLED screen, producing true-to-life images at a faster response time while power consumption is lower than with other display types. The realistic colors are combined with a wide viewing angle.
The phobe comes equipped with a 5 megapixel camera with Auto Focus. Video is captured at 30fps for steady playback and recorded in QVGA resolution. Other features include 110MB internal memory and an external microSD slot (up to 8GB), Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
Like Shark, Shark 2 also features Multi-instant messenger for instant communication with all friends. Shark 2 is also equipped with an SNS shortcut menu on its idle screen.
Shark 3 (S3550): Compact and Curvilinear
The Shark 3 merges simplicity and style. The patterned metallic back cover gives a premium look from every angle, while the compact size enhances portability and ergonomic comfort.
A new UI features one additional soft key added in the bottom center which adapts to users? needs for better navigation. Optimized user scenarios streamline navigation paths for common functions such as message composition, and the efficient layout increases visibility and readability of the menu screens.
Connecting to social networks is easy too with instant messenger and various SNS enablers. The Shark 3 is equipped with a 2 megapixel camera, a 40MB of built-in memory and a microSD (up to 8GB).