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Samsung dazzles the MP3 market with new designs

Q1 Diamond and U4 Litmus arrives
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Oct 14, 2008 12:15 am

Samsung have just dusted off their portable media player lineup with two new variants; the Q1 Diamond and UT Litmus.


Focusing our attention on the Q1 to begin with, this new music/video player carries with it a new revision of DNSe; 3.0 which brings an extended combination of sound quality technologies including an audio upscaling feature that can restore a missing sound range in lower quality audio files, so it claims.


Samsung dazzles the MP3 market with new designs


The Q1 Diamond is also Samsungs first MP3 player to work with BBC iPlayer, which allows the user to download their favourite programs with ease on the go. Another neat function is the players ability to adapt to the type of music being played over a period of time, by applying an appropriately fitting EQ mode. The 2.4" screen also has a range of display and dimming effects that helps enhance the watching experience.


Supported video formats are WMV and MPEG4 whilst audio includes MP3, WMA, OGG and FLAC. Other features include picture viewing, FM Radio, Voice recording and text. You can purchase the Q1 Diamond with memory capacities of 4, 8 and 16GB.


Samsung dazzles the MP3 market with new designs


Moving over to the new U4 Litmus, this compact and lively little player sports a slick high-gloss finish and rounded panel that's typical of Samsung LCD tvs and monitors. DNSe 2.0 technology resides in the U4 along with other nifty features such as built-in hot keys for ease of use. Memory options come in at 2 and 4GB with three vibrant colour choices; rose, purple and blue.


You can find the press release for the U4 Litmus series here, and the Q1 Diamond here.


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