Samsung announced its new Beat family of music phones, and the M3200 is one of the member. Samsung M3200 slider is also known as the Beat s.
Samsung Beat s M3200 supports quad-band GSM support and features a 2-inch QVGA display, a 2 Megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, FM radio with RDS and a microSD card slot. It comes with a Bang&Olufsen ICEpower audio chip for better audio quality.
Samsung M3200 Beat s will be released in October 2008.
•2" 256K-color TFT display of QVGA resolution
•2 megapixel camera
•Dedicated music keys under the display
•Mood track sorting, Auto EQ, Motion play, Turn-to-mute features
•Music recognition application by Shazam
•Bang&Olufsen ICEPower amplifier
•DNSe (Digital Natural Sound engine)
•Powerful stereo loudspeakers
•Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
•Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)
•FM radio with RDS, broadcast recording
•72 MB inbuilt memory, microSD expansion, up to 8 GB
•3 accelerometer-based applications
•No 3G support
•2-inch display seems a bit small
•Only 2 MP camera with neither autofocus, nor flash
•QCIF video at 15fps
•Only 500 entries in the Phonebook
•Slippery back cover
•Memory card slot under the battery
•No FM transmitter (we're just nitpicking)
With a track record of excellent audio and a few music-centered handsets behind them, Samsung do not exactly need to be cautiously tiptoeing the musicphone grounds heavily patrolled by XpressMusic and Walkman. But then, they are not entering with a bang either. They just drop the Beat edition right down the midrange and - surprise! - it's got all of them Walkman goodies.
The Samsung M3200 Beat s is definitely a modest package, for both looks and skill, but music features have not been compromised a jot. It does look sufficiently armed to survive the Walkman-XpressMusic crossfire, and even shoot back. At this point, the Beat edition lacks the style to stand up to the high ranks of rival music phones, but will sure cause commotion in the midrange.