Samsung SCH-A562

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An SCH-A562 in the middle of booting up

The Samsung SCH-A562, also known as the Samsung 830, is a flip phone released in 2003, carried by Pelephone Israel. The SCH-A562 is nothing more than a rebadged SCH-X430, down to the logic board still having "SCH-X430" silkscreened into it. Most of the changes are software related, such as removing mentions of SK Telecom services, Anycall branding, and adding support for Hebrew.

This phone features a 128x160 color TFT display, 40 polyphonic melodies (with 25 sound effects and 25 melodies), roaming capabilities, accessible VAS / Services menu, etc.

There are 4 preloaded games (only 3 in later firmware versions), of which can be accessed in the "Games" home menu section. Another thing is that this so called "Java Games", is a rebadge of SK Telecom's "MPlayon" service. The only color available is silver, and there are no other known color options as of now.

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Specifications

Basics

SCH-A562
HW Platform/ChipsetQualcomm MSM5000 (ARM7TDMI)
SW Platform/OSProprietary (nicknamed "Color GUI")
Display 128 x 160, TFT, 4096 colors
Sub-display96 x 64, monochrome (blue backlight)
LED IndicatorRed
RAM?
Memory card slotNone
Phonebook capacity500 entries
Charging and data connector?
Regulatory infoFCC ID: A3LSCHA562 (approved 2003-03-06)

Media

SCH-A562
Supported image formatsBMP, WBMP
Supported sound formatsMID, MMF
Speaker configurationSingle speaker on front
Line out2.5mm port
SynthesizerYamaha MA-3 (YMU762C)

Messaging

SCH-A562
SMSYes
MMS?
EmailYes

Accessories included

  • Removable lithium-ion battery (800 mAh)
  • Samsung 18-pin charger
  • Handstrap
  • Wearable ear-microphone
  • Desktop charger
  • User's manual

Pre-loaded content

  • Games:
    • Push-Push • older versions only
    • Couple Bowling
    • Rascal Othello
    • Snow GoGo

Firmware

There is only one firmware dump of this phone known to exist. The file name "x430rus_cai6" implies this is supposedly a Russified version of the Samsung SCH-X430; in the firmware strings, it indicates that this is an SCH-A562 firmware dump, but with Russian support.

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