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The thin U100 candy bar

The U300 clamshell

The U700 slider
World's slimmest phone measures 5.9 mm thick

Samsung Electronics today at 3GSM 2007 launched its brand new Ultra Edition II handsets. The Ultra Edition II portfolio consists of two sliders, the Ultra Edition 10.9 (U600) and the Ultra Edition 12.1 (U700); a metallic clamshell, the Ultra Edition 9.6 (U300); and a candy bar handset, the Ultra Edition 5.9 (U100). Each of these designs offers 3 megapixel cameras, high-speed web connectivity, as well as extensive multimedia and audio capabilities.

“We believe that the Samsung Ultra Edition II range completely embodies everything that today’s consumers are seeking in a mobile in terms of unique design and flawless performance,” said Geesung Choi, President of Samsung’s Telecommunication Network Business. “We believe that the striking looks, exclusive feel and slim design of these devices, combined with uncompromised performance and function, will make the Ultra Edition II range an instant attraction to business users, fashion conscious consumers and multimedia enthusiasts.”

Of all its new handsets, Samsung is most strongly emphasizing that its new lineup contains what it claims to be the slimmest phone today: the Ultra Edition 5.9 (U100), besting its big brother, the Samsung X820. The Ultra Edition 5.9 (U100) official measurements of the sporty handset are 105.5 x 50 x 5.9 mm and features a 1.93-inch TFT.

The Ultra Edition II will be released in the European Market in the first quarter of this year.

Back in May, Samsung announced that it had created the world's slimmest cell phone with the SGH-X820. That phone was 6.9mm thick, featured a 2MP camera and weighed in at 66 grams.

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And North America?
By Draco on 2/13/2007 4:39:43 PM , Rating: 2
Any guesses on availability for this sexyness in the USA?

RE: And North America?
By SunAngel on 2/13/07, Rating: 0
RE: And North America?
By tk109 on 2/13/2007 4:49:54 PM , Rating: 5
It's sexy because it has nice curves, form, color, and is pleasing to the eye. He's not saying he wants to put his ding dong in it.

RE: And North America?
By Zaur on 2/13/2007 5:31:31 PM , Rating: 1
:D Yes, eXtremely Zexy phone. Samsung knows what to manufacture. I use Ultra series 6.9mm, impatiently waiting for U100. The single thing i didn't like, the very big and "very simple" samsung logo above the screen (talking about X820, ultra series 6.9mm).
And about N.America - did you see "black charcoal" (or smth like this) on samsung global? (espesially for USA & Can. market)

RE: And North America?
By ElJefe69 on 2/13/2007 8:55:22 PM , Rating: 2
id rub my junk all over that.

some of us take sexy cell phones to the limit.

RE: And North America?
By Misty Dingos on 2/13/2007 4:55:21 PM , Rating: 1
OH yes the U300 is definitely a sexy phone. I am a lusting one of them as of now.

Any technology that can or does inspire lustfull feelings is sexy. Some folks aren't going to be inspired by a cell phone. For them it could be a sporty car or motorcycle.

If you would give up a night of sex for it, it might be sexy.

RE: And North America?
By JBird7986 on 2/13/2007 11:37:11 PM , Rating: 2
It's nice that it's thin, and its got some good styling, but it's lacking some major features, such as an outer display.

RE: And North America?
By Chillin1248 on 2/14/2007 2:53:09 AM , Rating: 3
Also, notice how they failed to include a talk-time battery life.


RE: And North America?
By Rekonn on 2/14/2007 3:29:38 PM , Rating: 2
Are you sure about that? The specs list a primary and secondary display.,390512...

RE: And North America?
By Rekonn on 2/14/2007 3:37:23 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, did some more searching, the U300 does have an external screen.

"The Samsung U300 dubbed as Ultra Edition 9.6 is an all-metal body clamshell featuring a 3 megapixel camera, a large primary 2.2" 262K colors TFT display with a QVGA resolution and a lot smaller gray OLED external display with a resolution of 96 x 16 pixels. The Samsung U300 is also equipped with a TV-out port and the proprietary Samsung office documents reader. It has tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE network support."

RE: And North America?
By Samus on 2/13/2007 10:50:33 PM , Rating: 2
I've never understood the sexiness theme. How can a cellphone be considered sexy? If I take the phone to church and show it off, does this mean I would be disrespecting the church? Remember, there nothing wrong with looking good in church; however, being sexy is not the purpose for going to church.

This person has got to be the biggest, nerdiest, geekiest dork I've seen on the forums yet.

Hardware can be ubersexy. That's why its so [H]ard

Thinner Phone = Less Shielding?
By cheetah2k on 2/13/2007 8:39:36 PM , Rating: 2
After working in the mobiles industry for 5 years, rolling out mobile towers (and other infrastructure) throughout Australia, EMR shielding should always be the greatest concern when designing a mobile phone. Albeit, the EMR (Electro Magnetic Radiation) emitted by a mobile phone is quite small (~0.4W idle to 0.9W during calls with low signal) it still remains to be seen how much protection you are loosing when "minaturising" or thinning these phones.

Industry wise, Sony Ericcson (mostly under the influence of Ericcson) and Nokia have some of the best shielding in phones around in terms of exceeding the required (antenna) shielding requirements. Historically, Samsung has met the requirements, but only just in this regard.

And as advised in my last round of Rad Haz awareness training, if you're on a mobile phone for long periods, and you feel a popping sound in the back of your ear, thats your brain tissue expanding as a result of EMR exposure. Take note, and use in moderation....

My 2 cents.

RE: Thinner Phone = Less Shielding?
By Polynikes on 2/13/2007 11:57:22 PM , Rating: 2
Provided you're not full of shit (it's the internet, I don't believe anyone until I see proof with my own eyes) that's actually really crazy. I'm glad I mostly use my phone as a watch and for short convenience calls.

By cheetah2k on 2/14/2007 12:18:29 AM , Rating: 2
I was informed this during my RAD HAZ training with MIT back in yr 2001 and re-iterated again at my certificate renewal in 2004. They were very worried about (at the time in Australia) Optus having unlimited free mobile calls after 7pm at night to 7am morning, as a lot of people were experiencing this effect after being on the phone for 2-3 hours. Plus the uncomfortable "hot" feeling on the side of the head above the ear.

No jokes here mate, i take my job seriously. MIT recommend to use all mobile phones in moderation, and not to have phone calls lasting over 10 minutes.


By Hyperlite on 2/13/2007 5:19:48 PM , Rating: 2
these things get much thinner, they will have to start making the cases out of titanium. i want one.

RE: sheesh
By TimberJon on 2/13/2007 7:20:25 PM , Rating: 2
You can get your housing or cover plates machined out of 316 steel if you hand over your originals for about.. $400

If you were truely worried.

Alternatively, you could also draw it up in CAD yourself for a little less. Ask a CNC Machine shop if they can do precision cuts down to 1/16th of an inch and they should be able to carve out just about any crevice in a cell housing.

Except maybe this new Sung... probably has arteries in there..

Too Thin
By lickerish on 2/14/2007 1:05:38 AM , Rating: 2
It's too thin to put your ding dong into it anyway ;)

RE: Too Thin
By dice1111 on 2/14/2007 11:48:31 AM , Rating: 2
Maybe not for him...

I'll take one
By tk109 on 2/13/2007 4:47:34 PM , Rating: 2
I'm going to have to pick one of those up when I get a chance. Nice looking phones.

By DeepBlue1975 on 2/14/2007 7:20:35 AM , Rating: 2
I don't see the coolness of this race towards "the thinnest phone ever".
As for me, I like smart phones and those that samsung provides are not appealing to me, not at all.
I think I'll just grab an n95 when it comes out, unless some good competitor appears for that kind of phone :)

Sexy phones??????
By Ladyalder on 2/14/2007 12:20:12 PM , Rating: 2
I feel the same way about "sexy phones" as I feel about "sexy cars".... when they reproduce, I'll take one... this "fool" and her money don't part that easily... take your phone and "get a room"!

"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
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