Available through Sprint services, the Samsung A940 represents a new generation of 'Power Vision' devices. With a 2.0 mega pixel camera, a unique camcorder design, and an array of other features, the Samsung A940 is a multimedia powerhouse. Held sideways like a camcorder, the twistable screen adds to the convenience. This gives users the facility to take self portraits or photos at various other-wise difficult angles. The phone includes 2x optical zoom and auto-focus. This clamshell shaped phone also has an abundance of filters and effects, giving consumers complete control over imaging functions. Options include picture mode, flash, self-timer, multi-shot, brightness, white balance, color tones, metering and 10 fun frames. After the photographs have been captured, making prints is simple. Using PictBridge software, the A940 can transfer pictures to a printer without a PC or image-editing software. Even the video recorder has a few filters and effects. Encoded in 3GP2 codec format, 30-second clips can be recorded at a rate of 15 frames per second. The A940 has dual-band CDMA network support, and has a 1000 Li-Ion battery. The talk time is approximately 4 hours, standby time is 293 hours. With an impressive 176 x 220 pixel 262K- TFT color screen, the internal screen displays are bright and clear. The external screen is 65 K which displays time and date, battery life and signal levels. Control the MP3 player with the shortcut keys that rewind, play / pause, stop, and fast forward through songs. Through the headset jack on the left, privately enjoy stereo sound, also doubling for hands free communication. For external sound, dual external speakers on the front provide loud and clear stereo sound. Load music onto TransFlash memory cards; current sizes are extendable up to 512 MB in size. The A940 comes with a 32 MB card. As for messaging, SMS, MMS, and EMS are all included. Users can also chat through AOL, MSN messenger, and Yahoo messenger. Through Sprint network, surf the web and tune into news and entertainment channels. Download and install small programs through Java, a mobile platform for Java-based software. Featuring Bluetooth wireless technology, the A940 can synchronize and pair with other Bluetooth devices within a 10 meter radius. The Samsung A40 is a high powered phone that combines a great camera, with a good quality MP3 player. Weighing 139 gm, its dimensions are 93 x 46 x 26 mm.