Samsung’s Divx phone

Samsung has launched their Samsung SGH-F500 Ultra Video, what they claim to be the the first phone to be DivX Certified. Combined with a built-in audio player, the Ultra Video boasts DVD-like quality picture and sound. The company has partnered with DivX in the region to provide DivX Pro as a bundled PC software for Ultra Video users to convert various video files into the DivX format for quality viewing on the SGH-F500 phone.

Complementing the Ultra Video’s cutting-edge features is an innovative design incorporating a dual face LCD screen – a phone on one side and on the reverse a large 2.4” screen for multimedia viewing. The 2.4” wide screen boasts a 240×320 pixel panel in 262,000 colours that can display video in landscape mode.

With an internal memory of 350 MB and expandable memory up to 2GB (with microSD card), the Ultra Video allows the user to view approximately two movies (each about two hours long). The HSDPA (3.5G) enabled phone allows users to transmit data at broadband speeds five times faster* than 3G, for instant information and entertainment on the move. With HSDPA, Ultra Video users can download large files quickly for high quality viewing. The Ultra Video also comes with a 2.0 mega-pixel camera and Bluetooth v1.2 with A2DP stereo headset support. 

The Samsung Ultra Video is has a recommended retail price of RM 2,499.00.


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