The forgotten phone: Samsung D600

In 2005 a very popular device appeared on the Dutch market; the Samsung D600. Many will recognize the device immediately. This slider phone sold like hot cakes. We discuss it in this edition of ‘The Forgotten Phone’.

Samsung D600

On DroidApp we previously discussed the Samsung D500 in our weekly column; the D600 was the successor to this model. It was one of the first devices with a 2 megapixel camera. Samsung hoped to be successful in the telephone camera market with this 2 megapixel camera. It aligned itself directly between competitors such as the Nokia N90 and Sony Ericsson K750i.

Before that, the Samsung D600 had a slick design, despite being a whopping 21.5 millimeters thick. The aircraft had rounded corners. On the front of the D600 was a 2.0 inch screen with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Among other things, the call and navigation keys were placed below the screen. The numeric keys appeared extended there. On the back was not only the camera. A flash and a small mirror could also be found here. This way you could immediately see whether you were looking good for a selfie. By the way, at that time no one had heard of the word ‘selfie’.

Thanks to the TV-Out port you could connect your Samsung D600 to the television with a cable. In the multimedia field, Samsung had turned out great anyway. The phone provided stereo speakers to enjoy your music. It was striking that the MP3 player did not work in the background. The Samsung was also equipped with Bluetooth, 72MB memory and some games. The removable battery had a capacity of 950 mAh.

Samsung launched the D600 for an amount around 350-400 euros.

Samsung D600 summarized in 3 points:

  • Successful successor to the D500
  • 2.0 inch screen
  • 2 megapixel camera

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