Samsung Electronics America today launched two new portable media players, the R1 and R0. The new MP3 players deliver high quality multimedia content while optimizing for memory space. Samsung R1 is smaller than the size of a credit card and can play a variety of video content without any conversion needed while the Samsung R0 delivers an excellent audio and video experience at an affordable value. Both players come in 8GB and 16GB.
Offered in black and silver, the Samsung R1 offers a responsive, clear 2.4-inch TFT LCD touch screen with a "drag and drop" feature that allows you to easily enjoy audio/video files and libraries with the swipe of a finger. It has video, music and photo playback for up to 50 hours of audio and four hours of video enjoyment. R1 includes an FM Radio and Recorder as well as voice recording and can also be paired with a Bluetooth TM enabled headset.
Offered in black, silver and pink, Samsung R0 comes in a compact package as well, with a bright 2.6-inch LCD display making the experience of what you watch as bright as what you hear. Navigation is also easy with the addition of tactile keys. It can play up to six hours of video and 30 hours of audio. R0 also offers an option for expanded memory space with the inclusion of a Micro SD slot.
Both the new music players incorporate Samsung’s Digital Natural Sound Engine (DNSe) 3.0 sound enhancement technology, which means users can enjoy higher sound quality that reproduces more natural effects and accurately matches the tone and feel originally intended. Additionally, both offer DivX support.
R1 and R0 Pricing:
Samsung R1 (8GB): $149.99
Samsung R1 (16GB): $179.99
Samsung R0 (8GB): $99.99
Samsung R0 (16GB): $129.99
Both the portable music players will be available from April 2010.