It's important for the phone to work with multiple technologies because most mobile phone companies in China haven't announced plans for their networks. The country hasn't even issued 3G licenses yet, nor said when an auction might be held.
Samsung actually displayed two TD-SCDMA-capable handsets at the show, but no information was available on the second mobile phone.
Samsung's largest South Korean rival, LG Electronics, debuted its first TD-SCDMA handset at the show as well, the KD876, which has a 2.4-inch screen that dominates the phone and works on 900/1800/1900/2100 MHz GSM frequencies. It carries a 3-megapixel camera and a built in digital music player.
A display case at the TD-SCDMA Industry Alliance's exhibition booth showed TD-SCDMA handsets from dozens of other companies, including Lenovo Mobile Communications, BenQ, Inventec Appliances, UTStarcom, Haier and others.