As an update to Samsung’s popular P2, the P3 shares many of its predecessor’s features, including a 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen, DNSe sound enhancement, audio and video playback, photo viewer, FM radio, voice recording and Bluetooth capabilities such as phone pairing and stereo audio streaming.
Unlike the P2, the Samsung P3 uses a colourful new user interface – EmoTure that emphasises personalisation, which is not often seen in portable media players. The body of the P3 is made from die-cast metal, available in black or silver, measuring just 0.39-inch thick. P3 users also get treated to Haptic feedback on the touchscreen, offering a little reassuring vibration whenever a menu item is selected.
The P3 will be available in the first half of 2009 in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB storage capacities. No final word on pricing, but current P2 pricing should give an idea of what to expect.