Samsung launches Android -powered GALAXY 580 mobile, a ‘smart, social media powerhouse’

June 15, 2010

Samsung GALAXY 580 targets youth audience with intuitive social networking and multimedia features

SINGAPORE, JUNE 15, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced the launch of the GALAXY 580 (model: I5800), a ‘smart, social media powerhouse’ based on the Android ™ 2.1 platform.

The company’s newest smartphone, GALAXY 580, supports the highly connected lifestyles of today’s younger mobile users who value a full range of social networking capabilities at their fingertips.

The GALAXY 580 features Samsung’s Social Hub, an integrated phonebook that links contacts from across social networks, allowing users to connect with friends across platforms and communicate seamlessly across networks. Users’ contact lists from sites including Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are accessible on one platform; ensuring that users can remain fully connected at all times. Social Hub also allows fans of social networking to view photos on their mobiles using the integrated media browser, and seamlessly upload, manage and share photos from Twitter, Facebook and Picasa or create a digital photo album while on the go.

The latest in Samsung’s portfolio of Android-powered devices, the GALAXY 580 delivers rich media experiences that will impress even the most fastidious mobile users. The device supports a full suite of Google mobile services, including Google Search™ with Search by voice, Google Maps™, Gmail™, Calendar, YouTube™, Google Talk™ and Android Market™, so that users can benefit from the wealth of valuable content and enjoy familiar desktop PC experiences on the move via a user interface tailored for mobile devices. The Google mobile services will be customized based on regional preferences and availability.

The GALAXY 580 device also provides rich, augmented reality content through the Layar Reality Browser that shows the real view of a location and displays information with only one click. By holding up the GALAXY to a POI (Point of Interest) such as a landmark, users can easily find the information they need, such as movie times or the history of a landmark, with the help of Google Maps™.

Featuring an elegant, sleek design, the GALAXY 580 is an affordable yet powerful social media device, providing an integrated mobile experience. DivX support transforms the device into a personal entertainment system for video, while support for multiple audio formats will delight music lovers. The long-lasting Li-Ion 1500mAh battery means that the viewing experience is maximized. The Samsung GALAXY 580 comes equipped with a TouchWiz 3.0 User interface, which makes searching and browsing easy and intuitive.

JK Shin, President and Head of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics said, “The Samsung GALAXY 580 was designed to extend our portfolio of Android -powered devices and underlines Samsung’s commitment to offer a smartphone for every lifestyle. This device has a number of distinct benefits that can be tailored to suit users’ personal tastes. The GALAXY 580 seamlessly integrates active social networking and rich media experiences to provide the best social and multi-media capabilities available on the market today.”

The GALAXY 580 will be launched in July 2010 and will be expanded to Europe and Asia.

Product Specifications
Samsung GALAXY 580 (I5800)

Samsung Galaxy580 (I5800) Product Specifications
Network 2.5G : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSDPA 3.6 Mbps) : 900/2100 MHz
OS Android 2.1
Display 3.2” WVGA TFT LCD (240X400)
Camera 3.0 Megapixel with Auto Focus
Smile Shot, Panorama Shot, Action shot, AddMe shot, Continuous Shot, Timer Shot, Scene, Digital Zoom
Video DivX/Xvid, WMV, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 Video player & recorder (320×240) @15fps
Audio Supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, WMA, MIDI, OGG
Music Player with DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Effect)
FM Radio with RDS, 3.5mm Ear jack
Integrated Messaging ‘Social Hub’
Google Mobile services
Android Market™ for more applications and content
Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser
Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor
Touch Wiz 3.0 User interface
Connectivity Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0 (Full-Speed), Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, All Share
Memory 170MB +, MicroSD (1GB included, up to 32GB)
Size 113.5 x 55×12.85mm
Battery Li-Ion 1500mAh
Talk time : 2G/15hrs, 3G/7.1hrsStand by : 2G/625hrs, 3G/517hrs

*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.
*Android, Android Market, Google, Google Search, Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube and Google Maps are trademarks of Google,Inc

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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