Samsung Galaxy View Featuring the Bell Fibe TV app Coming to Canada

A New Way to View – Samsung Canada partners with Bell to Bring TV into
Every Room of the Home on November 19

MISSISSAUGA, ON & MONTRÉAL, Oct. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Samsung Canada and Bell today announced the exclusive Canadian availability of the Galaxy View, Samsung's first immersive smart screen  experience, designed  to turn every room into a TV room. With its 18.4 inch Full HD touchscreen display, integrated access to the Bell Fibe TV app and video-optimized user interface, as well as a curved rocker stand, the Galaxy View defines a new era of portable entertainment.

"Samsung is launching a true game-changer in the mobile innovation space. We have created an entirely new category that addresses the evolving needs of consumers who want to watch TV and stream video anywhere in the home," said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President Mobile Solutions, Samsung Canada. "In partnership with Bell, we're providing Canadians an entirely new way of experiencing mobile video and television."

In Canada, the Galaxy View comes optimized for Bell customers with the Fibe TV app integrated directly into the device's homescreen.

  • BUILT TO STREAM TV: With a bright and beautiful 18.4-inch 1080p Full HD display, powerful stereo speakers, and a video-centric interface, consumers can toggle between all the TV and video content they love with the swipe of a finger. WiFi-enabled, the Galaxy View makes it easy and convenient to enjoy the latest entertainment with no cords, extra equipment or connections.
  • PORTABLE AND IMMERSIVE: Built with a grab-and-go handle and versatile two-way stand, consumers can easily move from room to room. Its rocker stand is designed to sit upright, so viewers can watch the game while cooking dinner or lean back and read a magazine from their lap.
  • INTERACT AND SHARE: With an intuitive and immersive touch Android interface, consumers can control their favourite shows, games and apps with just a swipe and a tap. The large display lets users easily share their favourite app and content experiences with friends and family.  The Galaxy View also features a 2.1 megapixel camera for large-as-life video chat, as well as a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor with 2GB DRAM and 32GB memory, and a microSD expandable memory up to 128GB, to quickly access and store a library of digital content.

"The Fibe TV app is the perfect complement to the Galaxy View's portability and powerful video features, enabling customers to easily take the full Fibe TV second-screen experience to any room in their house," said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential and Small Business.

Available at no extra charge to Fibe TV customers and preloaded on the Samsung Galaxy View, the Fibe TV app provides the most robust second-screen TV experience available:

  • THE MOST CONTENT: The Fibe TV app delivers 300+ live channels at home, more than 170 live channels on-the-go, and over 13,000 hours of on-demand programming anytime, anywhere
  • COMPLETE CONTROL: Customers can use the Fibe TV app to watch live-broadcast or on-demand content on the Samsung Galaxy View and continue watching the program on their TV set with the tap of a button. The Fibe TV app also doubles as a remote control, and lets customers manage recordings and access the Fibe TV programming guide to easily select content.
  • A FEATURE-RICH EXPERIENCE: Other features include integrated Rotten Tomatoes ratings, a range of useful search filters, favourite channel setting, device and content management tools and more. Please visit Bell.ca/FibeTVapp for additional information.

The Samsung Galaxy View will launch in Canada exclusively with Bell and The Source locations on November 19 for $699. For more details please visit Bell.ca/GalaxyView.

Galaxy View Product Specifications

Galaxy View

18.4 -inch

AP

Octa-core 1.6Ghz Processor

Display

FHD 1920 x1080

OS

Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Camera

2.1MP Front facing

Video

Video Streaming, Video Player

Recording: Full HD (1920 x 1080)

Playback: Full HD (1920 x 1080)

Audio

MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI,XMF

Connectivity

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80,Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth®4.1

GPS

GPS, GLONASS

Memory

2GB(RAM) + 32 internal memory

microSD up to 128GB

Dimension /
Weight

17.79" x 10.86" x 0.47" in
2.65 kg

Battery

Li-Ion 11.3v 5,700mAh

About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances and printers. Samsung is a leader in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home initiatives. In 2014, Samsung was ranked one of the top 10 most influential brands in Canada, based on a study by Ipsos Reid. Committed to making a difference in communities across Canada, its Samsung Hope for Children corporate giving program supports children's education, sustainability and health-related issues. Globally, Samsung employs 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of $196 billion.

To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

Follow Samsung Canada at facebook.com/SamsungCanada or on Twitter @SamsungCanada.

About Bell
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business communications services. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home, and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please visit Bell.ca.

The Bell Let's Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk and Bell Let's Talk Day, and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. On September 22, 2015, Bell announced the extension of Bell Let's Talk for a further 5 years and an increase in total funding commitment for the country's mental health to at least $100 million. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

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For further information: Kevin Galbraith, North Strategic for Samsung Canada, Kevin.galbraith@northstrategic.com, 647.456.3786; Jason Laszlo, Bell, 855-614-6602, jason.laszlo@bell.ca, @Bell_News


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