Named after the king of the sea, the new Samsung Shark line trails the Korean company's highly successful Corby release and aims to cement Samsung's domination in the lower midrange cellphone category.
“The Shark Series is designed to meet the needs of active, style-conscious users who demand constant connection with their peers.The Shark Series will not only keep these users up-to-date with the latest news and information important to them, but also allows them to express their own style and distinctive personal taste,”
shares Younghee Lee, Vice President of Mobile Marketing, Samsung Electronics.
So far, three Shark models have already been announced by Samsung. These are Samsung Shark S5350, Samsung Shark 2 S5550 and Samsung Shark 3 S3550:
Shark S5350, Shark2 S5550, Shark3 S3550, respectively.
S5350's metallic finish, sleek curves and unique, asymmetric design clearly redefine the look of a typical candy bar unit. Its ergonomic form factor gives the user better grip than the conventional straight-lined models, while its slim (11.9mm) profile ensures it fits the pocket perfectly.
It sports a 2.2" QVGA screen and features Dual-band 3G with 3.6Mbps HSDPA, quad-band GSM and a 3.2MP camera.
Shark 2 S5550 excels in both form and function.
Boasting an AMOLED screen, producing true-to-life images at a faster response time while being more energy-efficient, Shark 2 is perfect for sharing and viewing videos and photos with friends. The 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, on the other hand, takes brilliant photos and videos at 30fps for steady playback, complements the screen well.
Other features of Shark 2 include 110MB internal memory, external microSD slot that supports up to 8GB), Bluetooth support and microUSB connectivity.
Like Shark, Shark 2 features Multi-instant messenger and a Social-Networking-Site shortcut menu on its idle screen.
Shark 3, which Samsung considers as one of the best slider phones in the market right now, is a study on simplicity and style.
The design subtlety, finesse and originality employed in creating Shark3 introduces a new level of corporate sophistication and hip sleekness for general mobile users. The patterned metallic back cover, on the other hand, gives the phone a premium look from every possible angle.
Shark3 features a 2 megapixel camera, 40MB of built-in memory and a microSD slot that supports up to 8GB. On the UI, like Shark and Shark2, it has Instant Messenger and SNS shortcut menu.
There you go.
Nice looking phones, don't you think? Great job, Samsung! :)
Keep tuning in for updates on pricing and release date, which I think won't be too far off.