Feeds

Samsung handset promises audio bliss

Hip Hop still won't sound any better though

Boost IT visibility and business value

You’re bound to hear lots more about Samsung’s latest handset over the next few weeks – quite literally. That’s because the F400 features several audio ‘treats’ designed to make the phone sound better than most rival music players-cum-phones.

To achieve this aim, Samsung opted for help from big name audio brand Bang & Olufsen, which allowed the handset manufacturer put its ICEpower sound enhancement technology into the phone. This boosts quality of music played through the 3.5mm headphone jack or integrated speaker.

The phone manufacturer has a distinct liking for Bang & Olufsen, having used the audio firm’s audio enhancement technology in both the SGH-E950 handset and the recently launched Soul.

Samsung_f400

Samsung's F400: Bang & Olufsen sound enhancement wizardry on board

"Smart" bass technology also helps the phone, well, provide decent bass, and one-touch equaliser settings let you easily set up the phone to play, say, Green Day tracks just the way you like 'em. An FM radio is also available if you still can’t find the right track to listen to from your collection.

Samsung’s also remembered that phones are about communicating and so has thrown in tri-band GSM connectivity and 3.6Mb/s HSDPA downloads.

The three-megapixel camera should be good enough for snapping pictures of friends en route to gigs, while images are stored on Micro SD cards and displayed on the phone’s 2.2in screen.

Samsung’s F400 is set to be released later this month or early next month in Europe, but a UK specific release date or price hasn’t been played loud and proud yet.

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech
Sadly Navdy kit doesn't include Sidewinder missile to blast traffic
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
NVIDIA claims first 64-bit ARMv8 SoC for Androids
Mile-High 'Denver' Tegra K1 successor said to rival PC performance
XBOX One will learn to play media from USB and DLNA sources
Hang on? Aren't those file formats you hardly ever see outside torrents?
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.