Samsung Shark series introduced: S5550, S5350, S3550

14 January, 2010

Lately Samsung like to release things in series. After the wave of Corby clones swept the touchscreen market, it's now the Sharks turn to try and conquer the entry-level market. The first three members of the new Shark lineup (Samsung S5550, Samsung S5350 and Samsung S3550) are supposed to help the company in its continuing quest for entry to lower midrange market domination.

Samsung S5350 Shark comes in the bar form factor and sports a 2.2" QVGA screen capable of displaying up to 262K colors. Dual-band 3G with 3.6Mbps HSDPA, quad-band GSM and a 3.2MP camera are its other key features.

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Samsung S5350 Shark

Local connectivity on the Samsung S5350 Shark is enabled through Bluetooth, USB and a microSD card slot. The final key selling point of the Samsung S5350 Shark is its slim 11.9mm waistline.

The Samsung S5550 Shark 2 is the most functional of the predatory fish bunch. The stylish slider, which leaked last week, comes with a 2.2" AMOLED display of QVGA resolution and packs a 5 megapixel autofocus camera. Dual-band 3G with 3.6Mbps is also onboard as well as quad-band GSM which allows worldwide roaming.

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Samsung S5550 Shark 2

The Bluetooth version is 2.1 and the USB is 2.0 on the Samsung S5550 Shark 2. The internal memory of 110 MB can be expanded through the built-in microSD memory card slot.

The final offering for today is the Samsung S3550 Shark 3 - a compact slider, which as the name suggests, has the shortest specs sheet of the lot. A 2" QVGA screen and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE is as good as it gets for the Shark 3.

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Samsung S3550 Shark 3

There is also a fixed focus camera on board with a maximum resolution of 2 megapixels. The final noteworthy features of the Samsung S3550 Shark 3 are Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0 and a microSD card slot.

There is no information about the availability or the pricing of any of the Samsung Shark handsets but those shouldn't take too long to appear or cost too much to purchase.

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