Samsung Announces Availability For Its 2009 Portable Multimedia Player Line-up

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announced the prices and market availability for its expansive 2009 MP3 player line-up and the launch of the upgraded EmoDio™.
The award-winning P3 with EmoTure™ touch interface enables consumers to immerse themselves in personal media while navigating their customized content. The new Q2 flash-memory media player delivers an unbeatable acoustical experience with up to 50 hours of battery life. The new line also includes the stylish and easy-to-use U5 player for on-the-go, active consumers. Unique to the P3 and Q2 is Samsung’s EmoDio multimedia platform that provides flexibility for receiving and editing content, including RSS, voice recording and the ability to turn online text into audio files that can be easily downloaded onto the portable devices.

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Product Availability and Pricing

  • Price: P3 – 8GB: $149.99 / 16 GB: $199.99 / 32 GB: $299.99

Q2 – 8GB: $99.99 / 16GB: $129.99

U5 – 2GB: $39.99

  • Availability: P3 – May 2009

Q2, U5 – April 2009

“We’re excited to introduce our latest portable multimedia players, which combine our best-in-class form factor and comprehensive feature set with Samsung’s iconic design,” said Reid Sullivan, senior vice president of Audio/Video and Digital Imaging Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “Our 2009 MP3 products reinforce our brand commitment to providing consumers with innovative, high quality portable entertainment devices that deliver interactivity consumers now expect in their personal media products.”

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P3 Widescreen Portable Multimedia Player

Samsung’s P3 is the must-have portable media player for on-the-go audio and performance enthusiasts seeking unlimited freedom and flexibility of customized entertainment features in one device. Boasting an impressive 3-inch WQVGA TFT-LCD touch screen, the P3 allows for enjoyment of video and photos at a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio without letterboxing. Adding a new level of connectivity between the player and its user, the P3 includes Samsung’s EmoTure™ touch interface with interactive 3-D widgets, and true reactive feedback. As consumers navigate through the menus and play favorite files, the P3 responds with vibrations for every tape, swipe, and press against the screen.

To ensure listeners experience the most natural, full-bodied sound possible, the P3 incorporates Samsung’s updated DNSe™ 3.0 sound enhancement technology. With DNSe 3.0, Samsung’s proprietary sound-enhancing technology, users can enjoy sound quality that more accurately matches the tone and feel originally intended by the audio producer. Additionally, with the inclusion of a new Music Hot Touch Key located just below the touch screen, and integrated speaker, consumers can instantly access favorite music features and share the great sound with their friends.

With built-in Bluetooth™ connectivity, the P3 works seamlessly with wireless headphones to become truly un-tethered from the clutter of cables and wires. The P3 can also be paired with a Bluetooth™-enabled mobile phone, allowing consumers to easily send and receive calls using the P3’s built-in microphone. Rounding out the P3’s diverse resume of features are file transfers via Bluetooth™ file, FM radio and recording, voice recording, and the ability to act as a portable storage drive.

The P3 also stands out for its forward-looking design craftsmanship. Centered on a reinforced die-cast metal casing, the P3 is available in matte silver and matte black finishes. Both of which are built to combat the fingerprints and scratching, which typically mar today’s portable MP3 devices.

Q2 Multimedia Player

The new Q2 is a flash-memory media player featuring full multimedia functionality, including powerful sound quality unmatched by any other MP3 player. The slim Q2 delivers up to 50 hours of audio playback and seven hours of video enjoyment, lasting through road trips and business trips on a single charge. The Q2 also boasts superior acoustical performance through DNSe 3.0 sound enhancement technology, also available in the P3, Audio Upscaler, 3D Sound and various Concert Hall settings, along with FM radio, FM recorder, voice recorder and text viewer. For customizable access, the Q2 also features a “Smart Button” that allows the user to designate a specific function for quick access.

At a mere 2.04 ounces, the Q2 is equipped with a 2.4 inch QVGA TFT screen and is designed for the practical techie looking for a hassle-free device with smarter control of media playback.

The Q2 is available in black and white.

U5 Sporty MP3 Player

The Samsung U5 is designed for the active consumer seeking a simple-to-use portable music device without compromising style. Its lightweight design, user-friendly touchpad and USB connectivity makes the U5 a perfect companion for consumers always on-the-go and engaged in sports. The U5 also features an FM tuner / FM recorder, so workouts are less monotonous with more music options, as well as a voice recorder.

The U5 is available in a multitude of fashionable colors, including black, white, red, pink and blue.

Samsung Electronics America’s press releases, video content and product images are available at www.samsung.com/newsroom.

Specifications

P3 Widescreen Portable
Media Player

Q2 Portable
Media Player

U5
MP3 Player

Memory Storage
  • 8GB / 16GB / 32 GB
  • 4GB / 8GB / 16 GB
  • 2GB
Product Color
  • Matte black / Matte silver
  • Black / White
  • Black / White / Red / Pink / Blue
Display Size
  • 3.0” WQVGA TFT–LCD,

16:9 touchscreen

  • 2.4” QVGA TFT-LCD
  • 1” 16 Gray OLED
Display Resolution
  • 480 x 272 (WGVGA)
  • 320 x 240 (QVGA)
  • N/A
Battery
  • up to 40 hours for Audio
  • up to 6 hours for Video
  • up to 50 hours for Audio
  • up to 7 hours for Video
  • up to 20 hours for Audio
Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • 4.0 x 2.1 x 0.4 (inches)
  • 2.0 x 3.9 x 0.4 (inches)
  • 0.9 x 3.5 x 0.5 (inches)
Weight
  • 3.4 ounces
  • 2.04 ounces
  • 0.81 ounces

Video File Support
and Features

  • WMV9, MPEG4 (AVI, SVI), H.264 (.MP4)
  • True 16:9 widescreen video playback at 30fps
  • WMV, MPEG4 (AVI, SVI)
  • 30fps video playback
  • Video DNSe™ with 3 preset modes to optimize audio playback
  • N/A

Audio File Support
and Features

  • MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC, AAC, WAV, ASF
  • DNSe™ 3.0 audio technology with 12 preset EQ settings and customizable master EQ
  • Street mode to boost key frequencies against ambient noise
  • Dynamic audio upscaling
  • Built-in speaker
  • Built-in microphone with voice recording
  • FM tuner with support for 30 preset stations
  • FM recording
  • Mobile playlist support
  • Text-to-Speech – converts text files to MP3 audio
  • Datacasts (podcasts) support
  • Variable speed playback
  • MP3, WMA, Ogg, FLAC
  • DNSe™ 3.0 audio technology with 12 preset EQ settings and customizable master EQ
  • Street mode to boost key frequencies against ambient noise
  • Dynamic audio upscaling
  • Built-in microphone with voice recording
  • FM tuner with support for 30 preset stations
  • FM recording
  • Mobile playlist support
  • Text-to-Speech – converts text files to MP3 audio
  • Datacasts (podcasts) support
  • MP3, WMA, Ogg
  • DNSe™ 2.0 audio technology with 12 preset EQ settings and customizable master EQ
  • FM tuner with automatic preset scan and support for preset stations
  • FM recording
  • Adjustable playback, skip, interval, and search speeds

Photo File Support
and Features

  • JPEG, BMP, PNG
  • Photo slideshows with music or FM radio, 6 transition effects, and custom timing
  • Photo zooming up to 400% and auto image pivoting to best fit the screen
  • JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
  • Photo slideshows with music or FM radio, 6 transition effects, and custom timing
  • Photo zooming up to 400% and auto image pivoting to best fit the screen
  • N/A
Music Subscriptions
  • Compatible with WMA10 services
  • Compatible with WMA10 services
  • Compatible with WMA10 services
Additional Features
  • Reactive touch technology with EmoTure™ interface
  • UCI
  • EmoDio™-based 3-D widgets interface
  • Bluetooth™ 2.0 connectivity (A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP)
  • Pairing with wireless headphones / speakers
  • Pairing with mobile phones to make / receive calls directly from player
  • File transfers
  • Music Hot Touch Key
  • Flash games (BombBomb, BubbleSmile, and Chicken Runaway)
  • Text file reader
  • Subway maps for 24 global cities
  • World clock
  • Flash games (BombBomb, BubbleSmile, and Chicken Runaway)
  • Text file reader
  • Subway maps for 24 global cities
  • World clock
  • LCD and touch pad lighting effects
  • Full charge in 2.5 hours via PC or adapter
  • Built-in USB 2.0 / 1.1 connection
  • File storage and navigation
  • Accessory hole

Estimated Selling
Price

  • 8GB – $149.99
  • 16GB – $199.99
  • 32GB – $299.99
  • 8GB – $99.99
  • 16GB – $129.99
  • 2GB – $39.99
Availability
  • May 2009
  • April 2009
  • April 2009

Source: Press Release

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