Samsung Debuts Ultra Touch, OMNIA HD and BEAT DJ

Mobile World Congress is on in full force over in Barcelona, and Samsung is enjoying the spotlight. Outside of its solar powered cellphone and the eight megapixel Memoir that was launched earlier this month, the company has introduced three more newcomers: the Ultra Touch (S8300), OMNIA HD (i8910) and BEAT DJ (M7600). All three phones proudly boast DivX Certification, meaning that each of them can handle the popular DivX video format without issue. The trio also features expansive touchscreens, indicating that at least Samsung's smartphones really are gravitating away from hard keys and instead relying on touch panel input.

The first mentioned phone (Ultra Touch) features a remarkable eight megapixel camera with Dual Power LED, GPS with navigation, TouchWiz UI with Mobile Widget, and Auto Rotation with a 3x4 inch keypad. The OMNIA HD steps it up with a 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen, TV output, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage space, a microSD card slot, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, support for geo-tagging and widgets and the Symbian S60 5.0 operating system. The multimedia-centric BEAT DJ comes with just 50MB of internal storage, although users can load up more media onto a microSD card. It also offers up an enhanced music experience including full touch Music Evolution with Spin Wheel Touch and DISC UI -- an advanced music play user interface.

As is typically the case with trade show debuts, Samsung is remaining pretty quiet when it comes to overall pricing and availability. For now, we'll just have to be satisfied with knowing it's somewhere around the bend, though it does make choosing between buying a phone now or holding off for what you know will be better that much more difficult.