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Samsung launches the Samsung Jet mobile phone

High specification, Samsung touchscreen handset

Samsung Jet

Samsung has launched the Jet mobile phone handset: a touchscreen device with fast processing power, a 3.1-inch Amoled display and described by Samsung as being ‘smarter than a smartphone’.

Samsung Jet smartphone

Called the Jet due to its speed according to Samsung, the mobile phone features two processors: one reserved for taking calls, and a second 800MHz processor for running applications. Samsung says the Jet as offering ‘breathtaking speed and stunning performance, making it the fastest touch handset on the market today’.

The Amoled (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen is an emerging display technology, which is intended to produce better image quality than conventional LCD screens while using less power. Samsung claims that these screens use in the region of 40% less energy, boosting the length of the battery life.

Multi-tasking Jet mobile phone

The Jet has a 5Mp camera with a host of shooting and scene modes. It features a 3.5mm headphone jack, audio and video playback, GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity. It comes in 2GB and 8GB versions, each with a MicroSD card slot for cards with up to 16GB of memory. It is able to run five internet browsers concurrently and has a customisable shortcut system, where the user can trace the shape of a letter on the screen for quick access to preselected functions.

Apple iPhone 3G S competition

Jon Barrow, Which? mobile phone expert, said: ‘By announcing the Samsung Jet in the same week Apple launch the iPhone 3G S, it’s inevitable that the two models will be compared. And like Apple, Samsung is focussing on the speed of the handset as being the mobile phone’s main selling point. We look forward to putting these phones head-to-head in our lab-based tests.’


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