Samsung Announces New Full Touch Line Mobile Phones With DivX Certification(TM)
Samsung’s Ultra Touch, OMNIA HD, and BEAT DJ provide seamless playback of high-quality DivX® video on the go and in the living room
DivX, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIVX – News), a digital media company, and Samsung Electronics Co., LTD, a leading mobile provider, announced today at GSMA Mobile World Congress its newest full touch phone product line with DivX® Mobile certification — Samsung’s Ultra Touch, OMNIA HD, and BEAT DJ. These new cutting-edge DivX Certified® mobile phone devices offer consumers seamless playback of high-quality DivX video on the go and in the living room. DivX technology produces highly compressed video suitable for mobile platforms that require minimal storage for the highest quality experience possible.
“Our customers see mobile devices as an important place to enjoy high-quality video, and adding DivX support ensures that our handsets provide a cutting-edge media experience,” said Younghee Lee, Vice President of Samsung’s Digital Media & Communications business.
Samsung Ultra Touch (S8300) allows consumers to enjoy DivX video on its full touch display with anti-reflection and anti-scratch surface. Other compelling features include an 8-megapixel camera with Dual Power LED, GPS with navigation, TouchWiz UI with Mobile Widget, and Auto Rotation with a 3×4 inch keypad.
Samsung OMNIA HD (i8910) boasts its HD brilliance with 3.7″ AMOLED full touch screen. The product enables consumers to play DivX videos from the phone directly on their televisions using the OMNIA HD’s TV-Out feature–effectively turning the phone into a powerful portable media player. In addition to DivX video playback, Samsung’s OMNIA HD features generous internal memory (8GB /16GB) with the addition of a 32GB microSD card. Equipped with Symbian S60 5.0, the OMNIA HD offers innovative technology such as an 8-megapixel camera, the fastest network with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, and advanced features such as geo-tagging and widgets.
With support for DivX video, Samsung’s BEAT DJ (M7600) empowers consumers to playback DivX video stored on the phone’s 50MB internal memory or up to 16GB with an external microSD memory card. The BEAT DJ also offers an enhanced music experience including full touch Music Evolution with Spin Wheel Touch and DISC UI–an advanced music play user interface, and BEAT DJ–a DJ’ing music application with music filters, scratching features and DJ mix recording.
“Samsung continues to recognize the value that DivX provides for its customers, and we are pleased to be a key feature in Samsung’s new line of mobile phones,” said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer at DivX, Inc. “The Samsung Ultra Touch, OMNIA HD and BEAT DJ are superior multimedia phones, and now users will be able to watch their favorite videos absolutely anywhere, enjoying the high-quality that DivX video is known for.”
In addition to the three newly DivX Certified mobile phones with Samsung, DivX also announced a new certification profile–DivX Mobile Theater. Now available to DivX IC and OEM licensees, DivX Mobile Theater Profile helps mobile licensees ensure that their phones are certified to support studio requirements for premium DivX video playback, provide true DVD-like quality, and offers an improved user experience.
Products that bear the DivX Certified® logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices and the visual quality users expect from DivX.
For more information about Samsung’s new products, visit www.samsungmwc.com.
For more information about DivX video, visit www.divx.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$105 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of two main business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the “three screens” comprising today’s consumer media environment–the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 100 million DivX Certified devices have shipped into the market from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.