Today Samsung announced a new model series - the so called Ultra. The three phones to be included in the new series are: the bar phone Samsung X820, called Ultra Edition 6.9; the slider phone Samsung D900, called Ultra Edition 12.9, and the new clamshell Samsung D830, called Ultra Edition 9.9. Each of the numbers after the Ultra Edition model designations represent the thickness of the phones measured in millimeters.
Samsung Ultra series
By making these phones, Samsung intend to get on top of the current fashion niche of slim mobiles and possibly defeat the ever reigning champion in that category the RAZR and its modifications, simply because the phones are on the edge of the current consumer technological achievements.
The new kid on the block is the freshly announced clamshell Samsung D830 (Ultra Edition 9.9). The new flip phone would feature tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, a 2 megapixel camera with auto focus, a large 2.3" 320x240 pixels 262K color TFT display, a small 1-line external monochrome display, 80MB internal memory and a microSD memory slot at the meager weight of 85 g.
The bar phone Samsung X820 (Ultra Edition 6.9) was already announced in May 2006. The phone has a tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support and a 2 megapixel camera. Its technological drawbacks may be the smaller size and poorer 176x220 pixel resolution of the 1.9" 262K color display, or the lack of auto focus for the camera and the lack of a memory card slot for memory expansion, but it makes up for all of those with its sheer size and weight - it's only 6.9 mm thick and weighs the impressive 66 g.
The slider phone Samsung D900 (Ultra Edition 12.9) was announced this month - it should impress the potential buyers with a quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, a 3 megapixel camera, CIF (352 x 288) resolution video recording, a 2.1" 240x320 pixel 262K color TFT display, 80MB of internal memory and a microSD card slot.