Samsung and SaskTel Launch World's Thinnest Dual Core Smartphone

Slim, vivid and fast, the Galaxy S II redefines the smartphone experience

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 29, 2011 /CNW/ - The Samsung GALAXY S II, an incredibly thin and lightweight, dual-core smartphone, will be available from SaskTel in the coming weeks. Featuring the Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the world's fastest-growing mobile operating system and sporting a 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus screen, Samsung's latest smartphone combines an unmatched viewing experience with unrivalled performance.

"With the Samsung GALAXY S II, Samsung takes its leadership in Speed, Screen and Content to a whole new level," said Paul Brannen, vice president of Samsung Mobile Canada. "This stunning device, coupled with the incredible fast speeds of the SaskTel 4G network, provides users with a new standard of performance and quality viewing on mobile."

The GALAXY S II next generation smartphone includes access to Samsung's content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide instant access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

"SaskTel is committed to providing our customers with access to the best devices," said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. "We believe the Samsung GALAXY S II is a game-changing smartphone that offers an unbeatable user experience.  We are very excited to offer the device to our customers through Saskatchewan's largest and fastest 4G network."

Powerful Performance
With a dual-core application processor and advanced wireless network (HSPA+ 21 megabits per second) connectivity  the GALAXY S II delivers seamless multitasking, switching between applications instantly, fast web browsing, smooth and fast games and video, and instantly responsive user interface. With super-fast HSPA+ connectivity, the GALAXY S II offers rapid mobile download speeds while Bluetooth 3.0+HS considerably reduces data transfer times. This powerful and stylish smartphone features an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p full HD recording and playback, and a built-in LED flash. With Samsung's patented AllShare technology, customers can capture, create and then share their experiences hassle-free.

A Next Level of Viewing Experience
At the heart of the GALAXY S II is Samsung's new crystal-clear Super AMOLED Plus screen. Setting the standard of quality viewing on mobile, Super AMOLED Plus introduces the best in quality in colour gamut, contrast ratio and edge sharpness. Using RealStripe screen technology and a greatly increased sub-pixel count, Super AMOLED Plus makes images clearer and more detailed. The 4.3" screen offers a wider viewing angle and increased visibility outdoors, for an outstanding viewing experience.

Even with its unrivalled performance, the innovative Super AMOLED Plus display does not compromise battery performance. A significant reduction in power consumption from the Super AMOLED display means it is also more energy-efficient than other comparably-sized devices, allowing Samsung to minimize device weight.

Availability
The Samsung GALAXY S II is available at any SaskTel Store or SaskTel Authorized Dealer for $79.99 on a three year voice and data term. Or shop online at www.sasktel.com.

For more information about the GALAXY S II, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. 
Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home appliance products.

SECA upholds Samsung's mission to provide consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value. The company oversees the Canadian operations of Samsung's consumer electronics and home appliance division, as well as its wireless terminals and information technology division.

Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1997 and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004 to 2008.   Samsung is also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada, Stars on Ice and is the official HDTV sponsor of the NFL.

For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About SaskTel
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.1 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 568,000 wireless accesses, 528,000 wireline network accesses, 230,000 internet accesses and 85,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, national security, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. In 2010, SaskTel contributed over $678 million to the Saskatchewan economy through dollars spent with Saskatchewan-based suppliers and sponsorships to non-profit organizations. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,800 employees.

Image with caption: "Samsung GALAXY S II. (CNW Group/Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110629_C2039_PHOTO_EN_01.jpg

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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