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Express yourself with the Samsung Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS


January 19, 2012

Samsung launches the successors to the bestselling Samsung Star series, enhanced by ChatON, a cross-platform social networking messenger service




SEOUL, Korea – Jan 19, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile handset provider, today announced the launch of its Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS, following the tremendous success of Star and Star 2. Beginning in late January, these devices will be available in Russia and then gradually rolled out in CIS, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, and Southeast Asia. The Star 3 DUOS will also be available in Southwest Asia.

 

Featuring enhanced social networking services and communication capabilities, robust multimedia playback with stylish and sleek design, the Samsung Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS are the ideal device choices for socially-connected users who depend on their phones for playing, storing and sharing multimedia content on the go.

 

“We are pleased to launch the Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS, a further enhanced version of the bestselling Samsung Star series. With the new Star 3 touch phones, Samsung continues to offer the best social networking experiences and opportunities for our feature phone users,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.


The Star 3 and the Star 3 DUOS are touch phones featuring a minimalist metallic frame with rounded edges, and providing an ergonomic grip while 11.5mm thin. The phone’s interface features only essential keys while leaving input primarily to touch.

 

These new phones give social life a boost with enhanced social networking services. ChatON communication service enables sign-in without ID or PW to send personalized multimedia messages, group chat, buddy management. Push IM via ChatON, various Instant Messaging services with MSN, Yahoo!, and Google Talk, natively integrated Facebook, Twitter and push emails keep users entertained and connected – anytime, anywhere.

 

Meanwhile, the Star 3 and Star 3 DUOS promise a rich multimedia experience, with a full array of entertainment options available despite the location. A built-in music player enables users to access and play their favorite music titles from a single device. The device’s 3” QVGA screen provides immersive display of rich media and webpages, while a 3.2MP camera allows one to capture his or her priceless life moments in a few simple steps while on the move. Additionally, embedded WiFi 802.11 functionality offers fast speeds for easy web browsing and content downloading.


The Star 3 DUOS features all the rich functionality of the Star 3 in addition to a unique Dual SIM system that maximizes communication flexibility, allowing two separate phone numbers in a single device. Users who need to balance busy professional and social lives can, at the touch of a button, use this feature to switch between lines and billing plans according to need.

 

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Note to Editors:

Samsung Star 3 & Star 3 DUOS Product Specifications



Network

EDGE  850/900/1800/1900

Display

3.0” QVGA TFT LCD

Camera

3.2 Megapixel Fixed Focus

Video

Codec : MPEG4, H.263

Play : QVGA@25fps (MPEG4)

Recording : QCIF@15fps

Audio

Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+/WMA

Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS

Value-added

Features

Samsung TouchWiz Lite / WAP 2.0 (NetFront 4.2)

Samsung Kies

Samsung ChatON mobile communication service

Enhanced Social Networking

- IM: ChatON, MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk, Facebook Chat

- SNS: Facebook, Twitter

- EAS Push Email, WDS easy email setup

Opera mini browser
Dual-SIM (* Available for Star 3 DUOS only)

Connectivity

Bluetooth® technology v 3.0

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Memory

20MB User memory

microSD (up to 16GB)

Size

58 x 102 x 11.5 mm, 95 g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 1,000 mAh



* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.



About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit  www.samsung.com.


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