Samsung officially confirmed today the style-driven Soul, a high-end handset to crown the Samsung Ultra lineup. The Soul (standing for Spirit Of Ultra) will debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Samsung Soul is a feature loaded full metal slider. The front is dominated by the 2.2-inches 16M QVGA display along with the magical touch navigation pad. The navigation indicators on it change icons and functions across applications. A similar navigation decision is implemented in the recently announced LG KF510.
Official photos of Samsung Soul
Among the other innovations is the new customizable graphic user interface. Users are allowed to create their own skins with the on-handset User Created Skin setup. Additionally, display skins are customizable with fonts, colors and background images.
Samsung Soul is recognizable for its 5-megapixel autofocus camera with powerful LED flash, equipped with the latest camera tech goodies like face detection, image stabilizer and Wide Dynamic Range. On top of that, the camera is capable of video recording in QVGA resolution at 30fps.
The multimedia set includes FM radio with RDS, MP3/WAV/WMA player with Music library navigation. Sound quality with no distortion even at the highest volume is entrusted to the Bang & Olufsen-patented ICEpower technology.
Along with has quad-band GSM support, Samsung Soul features HSDPA (7.2 Mbps), as well as Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP. The built-in memory is still unknown, but there is a microSD slot onboard.
Samsung Soul has a lot to offer and stays faithful to the Ultra stuff at 12.9mm thickness. The phone will be available in European countries starting April 2008.