May 11, 2006 Samsung has unveiled the first of the upcoming series of ultra slim phones, the Samsung X820, at the Sviaz ExpoComm 2006 in Moscow. The X820 boasts the world’s thinnest profile of only 6.9 mm. Also on display at Sviaz is Samsung’s D900, the world’s slimmest slider phone with a depth of only 13mm.
Samsung’s aggressive global strategy in the slim phone category started in 2001 with the introduction of the SPH-N2001, the company’s first 9.8mm mobile phone. Samsung will continue to reveal slim mobiles in various form factors and features to the world over the coming year. Samsung X820 – World’s Slimmest Phone Samsung’s X820 weighs just 66 grams thanks to the use of a fiberglass-infused plastic shell. Underneath its protective outer shell, the Samsung X820’s wealth of features are compressed into the 6.9mm thinness using the Smart Surface Mounting Technology (SSMT). It has a 2 megapixel camera, document viewer and TV-output function. With a variety of color ways in the making, the Samsung X820 will first hit the Russian market this month, followed by the European market. Samsung D900 –World’s Slimmest Slider Samsung’s SGH-D900 offers the latest in multimedia technology with a premium slide-up design for business professionals. The 13mm slide-up is the thinnest slider ever designed. It also comes with a 3.13 megapixel camera, starting the 3 megapixel camera phone trend for the European mobile market this year. The SGH-D900 also includes business features such as document viewer, TV-output function, and also supports Bluetooth stereo headset (A2DP) function to enhance users’ multimedia experience The D900 also boasts large, vivid 262K color screens, ideal for watching streaming videos or viewing the phone’s photo book. Also, an external microSD slot allows for additional storage. Other products announced earlier this year that are for display at Sviaz Expo Comm include the credit-card sized SGH-P300 phone, which measures 8.9 mm and comes packed with a 1.3 megapixel camera, music player and advanced video recording capabilities. Samsung’s SGH-Z150 is the world’s thinnest 3G phone, and the SGH-D800 and SCH-Z540 are both slim, elegantly design multimedia phones.