Multi-key and dedicated game keys elevate play to game console level
SEOUL, Korea - April 6, 2005: Samsung Electronics introduced 3D game phones (models: SPH-G1000, SCH-G100) with vibration capability. The phone delivers realistic images and true-to-life sound, while the vibration it sends to the user's hand provides an extra sensation to the game experience. During an auto racing game, for example, the mobile phone vibrates as the player's car bumps over gravel or other unpaved surfaces, adding realism to virtual reality.
Samsung has also built in an industry-leading 1 million polygon*/second graphic accelerator chip. This device enhances the dynamism and realism of the images.
The 3D accelerator chip includes a "mixed graphics" capability that displays 2D and 3D images simultaneously for greater visual effect. This functionality allows the game's background to be displayed in 2D, while the people and other elements are shown in 3D.
Importantly, the game phone features a unique "multi-key," which operates in eight directions, along with dedicated game keys. The user can command the action figure in the game to jump or fire a weapon at the same time that it is changing directions.
Dual speakers are built into the phone to provide high true-to-life stereo sound during play of games. The graphics-user interface allows the games to be enjoyed on a landscape screen for greater enjoyment.
The G1000 comes in a slide-up design and includes a 2.2-inch, 262,000-color TFT-LCD as well as a 1.3-megapixel camera. Taking pictures is also a snap. Open the protective camera lens cover, and the phone switches automatically into camera mode.
The product will be available in Korea next week.
*Polygon is the smallest unit in constructing three-dimensional graphics.
SPH-G1000 / SCH-G100 Product Specifications
|Standard||CDMA 2000 1X|
|Dimensions||113 mm x 55 mm x 24 mm|
|Display||262,000-color TFT LCD (240 mm × 320 mm)|
|External Memory||RS MMC|
3D & 2D Games
64 Polyphonic Ringtones
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 123,000 people in 93 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com