Samsung Electronics has released a new series of feature phones called REX. The REX line of phones works with the company’s TouchWiz user interface, but they will not come bundled with Android. Almost every Samsung smartphone that has been released over the last several years works with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. The Samsung REX is based on Java and will compete against the Nokia Asha line of phones. Nokia launched 12 Asha phones in the past 12 months. Nokia has sold 16 million Asha phones in the second half of 2012.
The Samsung REX line of phones include the REX 60, REX 70, REX 80, and REX 90. Each REX phone works with the TouchWiz interface and it is similar to what Android devices can do. Each of the REX phones have full touchscreen interfaces and home buttons. Each of the REX devices have a call button and a hang-up button. The phones come with a Facebook app pre-installed and Opera as the web browser.
The phones have an intelligent messaging app called ChatOn. The REX 60 has a 2.8-inch QVGA TFT LCD display, a 1.3 megapixel camera on the back, and Dual SIM functionality. The REX 70 has 3-inch QVGA TFT LCD display and a 2 megapixel camera on its back with Dual SIM functionality. The REX 80 has a 3-inch QVGA TFT LCD display and a 3.2 megapixel camera on the back with Dual SIM functionality. The REX 90 has a 3.5-inch HVGA TFT LCD display and 3.2-megapixel camera. Each of the devices have Bluetooth wireless connectivity, USB 2.0, WiFi, and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900MHz connections.