Today the South Korean handset manufacturer officially unveiled Samsung F490, a rich multimedia mobile phone with all-over 3.2-inch display, no hardware keypad and 5 megapixel camera running on the award-wining Croix UI.
The tri-band HSDPA/EDGE-enabled Samsung F490, a phone we've recently wrote about, looks like the younger brother of Samsung F700 since it features no hardware keyboard and is completed in bar form factor. No doubt the F490 has its own strengths too, standing at only 11.8mm thickness with rounded corners and glossy surface, loaded with some nice features on board.
The extra large 3.2-inch TFT touchscreen with 240 x 432 pixels resolution occupies almost the entire front panel, leaving only a small space bellow for the call and end keys, which are also touch sensitive.
The haptic feedback further facilitates the phone handling, offering tangible assurance that the touchscreen has accepted your command. The 16:9 widescreen ratio of the display benefits picture, video and internet browsing, too. The video player supports WMV, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 file formats in up to VGA resolution at 30fps.
Other intriguing feature is the 5 megapixel camera with built-in LED flash and yes, autofocus. The camera is also capable of recording MPEG4 clips with QVGA resolution at 15 fps. Storing favorite video files, music and pictures is easy with the 130 MB on-board memory and slot for microSD cards.
Music addicts will appreciate the standard 3.5mm audio jack of Samsung F490. As the Bluetooth supports A2DP profile, users will be able to listen to music on wireless stereo headsets, too.
A nice final touch gives the pre-installed Google Search application and the optimized full HTML web browser (NetFront 3.4).
Samsung F490 will be available in some European countries from February at around 530 Euros.
hey compare it's price with it's camera. i think the camera is better than other phones in this price range (i tasted my friend's f490). and it is stylish too. so i am going for it.
Does anyone know what size of a micro sd card this supports? I've heard 4gb and 8gb.... does anyone know for sure?
dnt get me wrong this phone is a masterpiece but i fail to see how a manufacturer would make a phone that would go loud enough to blow your speakers up and in turn ruin the whole phone , why would they do this ? did they not test this first ? i...