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Samsung S3: A New DAP from Korea, the Mp3 Player Motherland
This morning Samsung released news of its new Mp3 player, the S3. It will be available in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB versions and available worldwide in June.
Our little DAP (44x95x9.8mm 53g) features a 1.8” TFT LCD, supports DNSe 2.0 technology, as well as MPEG-4, MP3, WAM, OGG and TXT. As for audio playback you should expect something like 25 hrs of play time and 4 hrs of video.
SEOUL, KOREA – April 30, 2008 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has recently unveiled the S3 (YP-S3), an MP3 player true to the fundamental value that multimedia player concept is meant to provide. This is the successor to the K3, a million-seller last year thanks to its outstanding audio quality and aesthetically pleasing design. The design and sound are even better this time around, and a video playback function has been included to expand utility. The listening experience, too, is improved by new features involving sight and touch.
The new S3 employs the upgraded version of Samsung’s proprietary Digital Natural Sound engine. (DNSe 2.0) Users get outstanding sound quality along with twelve preset “audio equalizers” (EQs) such as Concert Hall, Studio, and Rock. Street Mode assists the listener in noisy environments, and the user can adjust the EQ, 3D Sound and Bass Boost to create a customized auditory effect.
For visual stimulation, the S3 comes in five different vivid colors (black, white, red, green and blue) and offers three beautiful screen saver patterns. An LED lighting effect is linked rhythmically to the on-screen images for greater listening enjoyment.
Samsung engineers sampled the hand shapes of numerous users to improve the form factor and design for optimal gripping comfort. The corners have been rounded off while the back of the player is curved by being set at different angles horizontally and vertically to provide the best feel in the hand.
S3 users can play music, watch video clips, listen to and record FM radio broadcasts, view photographs, read text, and be awakened by an alarm. The suite of multimedia features includes five fun built-in games. Also set for launch is a speaker cradle (YA-SD210) that provides a new music listening environment that integrates the design concept.
The S3 comes in with storage capacities of 2, 4 or 8GB, and will be available in June worldwide.