October 23, 2014

Samsung's SHW-M120S to Feature Bluetooth 3.0

Just over a month ago, we brought you guys news of a Samsung handset called the SWH-M100S. Today finds us already learning of its presumed successor, the SHW-M120S. Thanks to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, we know that this handset will offer Bluetooth 3.0 once it arrives. Other specs listed in the document include a 3.3” WVGA AMOLED, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, WiFi, GPS, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, and HSDPA / GSM roaming.

The M100S that was unveiled last month is boasts similar specs across the board. It features a 3.7-inch AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera with 720p support, WiFi (802.11n), GPS, T-DMB, DivX support, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. On top of all that, there’s an 800MHz processor running things from the inside.

Although the M100S has a larger screen, we agree with Samsung Hub that the new model could come bearing the new Super AMOLED display. We’re just getting started with this one so keep checking back as more specs and details are uncovered.

For those curious as to what Bluetooth 3.0 is, Wikipedia lists it as:  It supports theoretical data transfer speeds of up to 24 Mbit/s, though not over the bluetooth link itself. Instead, the bluetooth link is used for negotiation and establishment, and the high data rate traffic is carried over a colocated wifi link. Its main new feature is AMP (Alternate MAC/PHY), the addition of 802.11 as a high speed transport.