The Monte (S5620), which will be released in April, proves that time sees all cutting-edge technology filter down through to the range to become cheaper and more accessible.
The phone has all of the social networking features, web browsing and email features of most handsets on offer these days, but the phone now gets the addition of GPS and Wi-Fi, plus HSDPA for 3G data speeds of up to 3.6Mbps (downloading).
Keeping updated with your data isn’t just about Facebook or Twitter (although both of these are covered), but also your email – whether synced with Exchange ActiveSync or Google’s own Google Sync.
The phone has a 3-inch wide-QVGA capacitive TFT touchscreen and a 3.2-megapixel camera with QVGA video recording. There’s also an FM radio and TouchWiz 2.0 Plus user interface.
The phone will come with a contrasting orange/graphite colour scheme, or black/silver for more conservative tastes.
Samsung has also created a Bluetooth headset, designed specifically for the Monte, featuring multipoint technology (multiple connections), noise reduction and active pairing.
More info: www.samsungmobile.com