Samsung S5230 and S5600 Smarten Up with Touchscreens

Samsung S5230 and S5600 Smarten Up with Touchscreens


Are you digging the Samsung Omnia but you already find yourself yearning for some new hotness? Samsung is continuing with the touchscreen trend by announcing two new touchscreen handsets and they look pretty darn sleek.

Being targeted for the European market at this time are the Samsung S5230 and the Samsung S5600. They both come with a very similar overall experience, including the now familiar TouchWiz interface and keypad-less design.

The bigger of the two is the Samsung S5230. It gets a 3.0-inch WQVGA touchscreen, quad-band GSM, 3 megapixel camera, FM radio with RDS, media player, mobile widgets, Bluetooth 2.1, 50MB internal memory, and a microSDHC expansion slot. Look for it some time next month.

Slightly smaller but probably pricier is the Samsung S5600. This higher model gets 7.2Mbps HSDPA, quad-band GSM, 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera, FM radio, Bluetooth 2.1, 80MB of internal memory, and the same microSDHC expansion slot. The scheduled release date has the S5600 making its debut around May.

No word on when (and if) these will ever make it to North America in some form.