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Samsung to unveil camera phone in Middle East

Samsung tries to capture greater market share in the Middle East's mobile phone market with the introduction of new models. Next month, the Korean giant will unveil the SGH-V200.

Samsung Electronics will launch a new mobile phone next month in the Middle East. The SGH-V200 is GPRS-enabled and comes with a built-in camera. It enables users to communicate via audio, image, text-based data or the Internet, with its built-in WAP 1.2-compliant browser. It also supports EMS (Enhanced Messaging Service) and MMS (multi-media messaging service). “The SGH-V200 is a fun filled phone for people of all ages,” commented D K Byeon, managing director, Samsung Gulf Electronics. “It not only represents the light-hearted spirit of digital convergence, but with WAP and GPRS-enabled features, it is also an incredibly useful phone for wireless web and reliability considerations,” he added.The mobile phone features an embedded digital camera that displays images over a thin film diode liquid crystal display (TFD-LCD). The TFD-LCD shows 65,000 colours at 128 x 160 resolutions. For audio, the SGH-V200 features 40-polyphonic ring tones. Users can also upload their favourite songs to use as a ring tone.The region can expect to see more mobile phones from the Korean company as it has announced plans to launch 15 new models in the Middle East this year.

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