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Samsung Blue Earth

Announced
Feb 13, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 14, 2009

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (155 ppi)
  • Low resolution display (240 x 400 pixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call

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Description

Samsung Blue Earth is a touchscreen phone made from recycled plastic culled from plastic water bottles, called PCM. The unit will have a solar panel on the back which will allow for enough power to make phone calls. A battery will provide the energy for other functions, but the recharger will be energy efficient.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.25 x 2.11 x 0.56 inches (108 x 53.6 x 14.2 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.20 oz (119 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Camera shutter

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 400 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 155 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • 320x240 (QVGA)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.13 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 9.60 hours
      the average is 12 h (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 22.9 days (550 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 4.30 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 19.6 days (470 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1080 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, WMV
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • 2000 entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Document viewer, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS (500 messages), Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Basic Printing (BPP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), SIM Access (SAP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 22 Sep 2009
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LGTS7550 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.27 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.37 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Feb 2009
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This device is also known as Samsung S7550, Samsung GT-S7550


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