updated 04:05 pm EST, Thu February 12, 2009
Samsung U5 coming soon
Samsung has recently released photos of its latest entry-level portable digital music player, the U5 or DoReMi. It replaces the U4 launched last summer and has the same USB key form factor. Track and status information is displayed on a four-line OLED display and there is a built-in FM radio tuner. Users will be able to use the player as a voice recorder or FM recorder. The player will come in 2GB, 4GB or 8GB capacities and its battery life is rated at 18 hours.
The U5 will likely compete with the iPod Shuffle in price despite offering added functionality such as the FM tuner, recording capabilities and more storage space. The U5 will be available in light blue or pink as well as white, red and black. Neither pricing information nor a definite release date are yet known. [via Anythingbutipod]