Samsung to launch a new multimedia ‘beat’ player, R1

SEOUL, Korea (AVING Special Report on ‘IFA 2009’) — <Visual News> Samsung Electronics announced the launch of new portable multimedia player ‘R1’. The Samsung beat player R1 is the slimmest and lightest multimedia player compatible with DivX, enabling users to play content without the need to convert files.

The Samsung R1’s mere 8.9mm thickness and 50g weight is slight enough to enable users to put the device in their wallets, without compromising on user-friendliness, durability and performance. It is also the world’s first DivX-certificated MP3 player with a dynamic, 2.6-inch touch screen.

The R1 incorporates the TouchWiz user interface, the popular UI from Samsung full touch screen mobiles. Easy “Drag and Drop” operations give users the freedom to enjoy audio/video libraries anywhere, anytime. Samsung’s DNSe 3.0 (Digital Natural Sound Engine) also ensures the highest possible sound quality.

Samsung’s new multimedia player also comes with a “Beat DJ” feature, which allows users to add their own voice and sound effects to their favorite songs. With this unique application, users can also ‘scratch’ records on the super-clear 2.6-inch display to create personalized music.

The R1 will be available with a choice of 8GB or 16GB of memory. The player will be showcased at the IFA trade show in Berlin from September 4thto 9th. The R1 will be available in Europe in September, with other markets including Russia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan to follow.