Samsung has officially announced the successor to the S5230 Star, one of the company's best-selling phones. Called the S5260 Star II, it retains most of its original features such as the 3" screen, no 3G, Wi-Fi (Star WiFi release) and a mediocre 3.2MP fixed focus camera.
However, there has been some room for an upgrade with the resistive display boosted to a capacitive for a better user experience. Furthermore, the TouchWiz UI which allows users to customize their home screens also has been elevated to v3.0, the same one used in Bada and DROID smartphones.
Social network addicts get to enjoy some treats with the phone boasting of Social Hub feature that offers integration of SNS sites like Facebook and Twitter with phone data. Moreover, multi-IM 2.0 version allow users to log-in to multiple accounts like Google Talk, MSN, Facebook Chat, Yahoo and AIM.
Music fans gain a fair share of the phone's features with a 3.5mm headphone jack, DNSe support, music recognition and a microSD card slot for cards up to 16GB.
The Samsung S2560 Star II will launch in February in Germany, followed by other European, CIS, South American and Middle East countries.