Samsung is preparing the release of a new touchscreen phone with Wi-Fi called the Samsung S5560. It appears to be a pretty solid contender on the mid-level cell phone market. Equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a Browser with Java support, it should make an excellent choice for everyday business use. The battery gets up to an impressive 9.5 hours of talk time, a huge plus for the busy professional. Boasting a 3 inch touchscreen with 240x 400 pixel resolution it will make using internet functions a breeze whether reading and responding to emails or general browsing. Minimal outside controls means that most navigation will be through touchscreen commands only. Like previous Samsung models the Samsung S5560 will utilize their TouchWiz user interface. An accelerometer sensor allows you to view images in portrait or landscape view switching automatically when you tilt the phone to the side.
The Samsung S5560 would already stand out as a solid cell phone model, but including a 5MP camera with LED Flash and autofocus makes it stand out from the crowd. The camera also features smile and blink detection as well as image stabilization, pretty much guaranteeing that you will get some pretty good shots. The 78MB of internal data storage won’t take you far with music and video files as well as some of the pretty hefty picture files, but that is easily remedied with an additional microSD card which is supported up to 16MB. The media player should fit most needs playing MP3/WAV/eAAC+ audio files and H.263/H.264/MP4 video files. The addition of Stereo FM radio with RDS will nicely round out anyone’s music collection and the inclusion of a standard 3.5mm audio jack is a nice touch that allows the user to listen to music anywhere with their favorite standard headphones. The Samsung S5560 is a smart balance of business and entertainment functions that will serve its owner well.