Samsung unveils R1 and R0 portable media players


Samsung does not only make computers, LCD and plasma TVs, home theater systems, and a slew of other consumer electronics, they are also pretty adept at the MP3 player market as well, with the R1 and R0 being the latest of such devices to arrive. These two models are touted to offer high quality multimedia content while optimizing such files for memory space. The R1 is no larger than a credit card, and yet has enough processing firepower to play a host of video content without the need for any conversion, while the R0 will deliver an excellent audio and video experience without breaking the bank. Both models are currently on public display at the Samsung Experience which is located at The Time Warner Center in New York City since March 9, 2010.

The R1 will come in black and silver colors, where one will be able to enjoy a responsive, clear 2.4″ TFT LCD touchscreen display with a “drag and drop” feature which makes it a snap to enjoy both audio and video files as well as libraries with but a single swipe of the finger. To make sure that you are entertained in a variety of ways, the R1 boasts video, music and photo playback for up to 50 hours where audio is concerned and four hours for video. Other specifications include an FM Radio and Recorder alongside voice recording capability, where you can pair it up to a Bluetooth-enabled headset if the need arises.

As for the compact R0, this model sports a bright 2.6″ LCD display, and tactile keys are the method of choice for navigation purposes. It comes in black, silver and pink colors, and has up to six hours of battery life for video and 30 hours for audio. A microSD memory card slot is also there to further augment its storage capability. Samsung’s R1 will come in 8GB and 16GB capacities, where they will retail for $149.99 and $179.99, respectively, as it hits the market come this April. As for the R0, it will also come in similar capacities, with the 8GB model being cheaper at $99.99 while the 16GB model is going for $129.99, and both of them will also make it to the market next month.

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