Yesterday saw Samsung Japan’s long overdue, yet official, announcement of their YP-U3 flash-based USB stick DAP. Just one day later reports of the YP-E3 in China have set a shadow over the company’s release.
So far the E3 has only been confirmed with a 1GB capacity and colors of black and white, but the OLED screen has the capability to display four lines of text in two colors. This will no doubt prove useful as the player supports lyric display, has an FM radio, and features Samsung’s DNSe sound enhancement technology, all powered by an internal lithium-ion battery with 11 hours of continuous audio playback. The E3’s measurements, 2.85” x 0.91” x 0.47″, give it a slightly less stick-like shape than the U3.