Samsung is set to launch a successor to its popular Tocco F480. The Ultra Edition Tocco, or S8300, will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress 2009 next week in Barcelona.
Samsung claims that the Best Buy Samsung Tocco F480 was the best-selling contract phone in the UK for the second half of 2008, and the hype surrounding the new Tocco Ultra Edition suggests that the upgrade is also likely to be a popular handset.
The Tocco Ultra Edition features a slide-out keypad and a 2.8 inch OLED touchscreen. The camera features 8Mp of resolution and the meagre 75MB of internal memory can be compensated with a 16GB microSD memory card.
The new Tocco features an FM tuner, but lacks a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and is unable to connect to a wireless network.
Sophisticated and basic mobile phones
Ben Stevens, Which? researcher, said: ‘It seems that Samsung is attempting to hog the limelight at this year’s Mobile World Congress with an array of mobile phone launches ranging from the top-end, sophisticated models like the new Tocco, to the most basic devices, such as the Samsung E110.
‘The original Tocco F480 impressed us last year in most of our tests, however we found that the camera function was somewhat disappointing. The new Tocco has a more powerful sensor, and we anticipate improved photography results when we come to testing this model.’
The price of the Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition has not yet been confirmed, but we expect it to be launched in the UK next month.
For help choosing the best mobile phone, check out our mobile phone report, containing more than 150 mobile phone reviews.
RSS Which? news feed
For daily consumer news, subscribe to the here. If you have an older web browser you may need to copy and paste this link into your newsreader: http://www.which.co.uk/feeds/reviews/news.xml . Find out more about RSS in the Which? guide to news feeds.
Sign up to the Which? technology email
Keep your finger on the pulse of digital technology with the weekly email from the Which? Technology team.
Every Tuesday we’ll send you the latest news and reviews of MP3 players, mobile phones, cameras, high-definition TVs and other gadgets.
Packed with the latest product launches, First Look reviews, expert advice and some incredible deals – can you afford not to be the first to find out?
Plus there are regular prize draws – we’ve already given away a 32GB iPod Touch.