Samsung U800 Soul b strengthens the Soul lineup

29 May, 2008

Samsung officially confirmed today the style-driven U800 Soul b, a fashionable handset that broadens the Samsung Ultra lineup. The Soul b stands for Spirit Of Ultra in bar form factor. For the sake of preciseness, we've got to point out that the actual name of the device is Soulb. And the Samsung U800 Soul b clearly bears the Samsung Soul traits, as the keyboard layout, shape and all-metal styling.

Samsung Soul b is a feature-loaded handset with a brushed-metal finish. Its minimalistic design, mere 9.9mm thickness and 88.7g rank the phone among the most compact phones, being a tad better than Nokia 6500 classic. Other features that put the Soul b in direct head-on collision course with the Nokia 6500 classic are the 1GB built-in memory, and the bright 2" 16M TFT display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

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Official photos of Samsung Soul b

Samsung Soul b comes with the customizable graphic user interface, found for the first time in the Samsung Soul. Users are allowed to create their own skins with the on-handset User Created Skin setup. Additionally, display skins are customizable with fonts, colors and background images.

Samsung Soul b is recognizable for its 3-megapixel camera with powerful LED flash, which however has rather flimsy video recording capabilities - QCIF resolution at 15fps. The multimedia set includes FM radio with RDS, MP3/WAV/WMA player and Video player/editor. Other useful applications are the Office document viewer/editor and full HTML browser.

Along with the tri-band GSM support, Samsung Soul b features HSDPA (3.6 Mbps), as well as Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP. The 1GB built-in memory, is expandable via microSD slot - something the Nokia 6500 classic lacks.

Samsung Soul b will be available in five colors: Soul Grey, Platinum Silver, Metallic Black, Soul Pink and Amethyst Violet. It will first become available in Germany early June and then will be released consequently in other countries and regions, including Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia (China), Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, and South America. The price of Soul b is still unknown.

Now that it's officially announced, we can present you our set of photos of Samsung Soul b, together with a 360-degree spin of the phone. We recently managed to get our hands on a pre-release the Samsung Soul b.

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Samsung Soul b photos

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Samsung Soul b display the keyboard in the dark

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The keyboard is very comfortable and friendly

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The right side sports a camera key and the USB port

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The left side houses the volume rocker key and the microSD card slot

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The top and bottom of Samsung Soul b are pretty bare

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Samsung Soul b back panel is stylish too featuring the 3 megapixel camera and power LED

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Samsung Soul b rivals Nokia 6500 classic


Reader comments

  • Anonymous

I love this phone. It has all the advantages of the U700 without the constantly broken flex. Very stylish too. The Nokia 6500 classic is not the worthy rival of the Samsung U800, for that position's rightful owner is the Sony Ericsson T700. They have...

  • kleno

this gsm is very good, battery is good too, and it has very nice look, if you long time have samsung products, it will be good for you, the same problem is instaling java games

  • steve

at the end of the day the samsung is cheaper, better made and has much better stuff on it camera etc, i think nokia's these days are poorly made and keep crashing a had a brand new n73 and it was usless it would turn its self off all the time and kee...