Samsung Mobile Announces Canadian Availability of the Galaxy S Device

Handset will be powered by Android(TM) 2.1 platform, feature 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen, 1GHz application processor, entertainment and social networking features, making the smartphone brilliant

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 29 /CNW/ - Samsung Mobile, the leading mobile phone brand in Canada, today announced the upcoming Canadian availability of its highly anticipated Galaxy S(TM) smartphone. The Android(TM) 2.1-powered Galaxy S(TM) smartphone will bring users a fully integrated entertainment, messaging and social networking experience packaged in an alluring, streamlined design surrounding a stunning 4-inch display.

"The mobile device industry offers a dizzying variety of options. For the Samsung Galaxy S(TM), we hand picked and built upon the best of the bunch. From the Google Android platform and thousands of applications, to a phone screen that is directly related to Samsung's best TV technology, the Galaxy S(TM) will be the most brilliant smartphone of the year," said Paul Brannen, vice president, Samsung Mobile.

    
    Smart design with a super smart screen
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Seeing is truly believing with the Samsung Galaxy S(TM). Featuring one of the largest touchscreens on the market to date, the 4-inch Super AMOLED display truly serves as the nerve centre of the device. The dazzling bright screen provides users with unrivalled picture clarity - even in harsh lighting conditions and direct sunlight. Playing games, viewing movies and photos has never been clearer and less reflective - even outdoors. Better yet, the Super AMOLED display features anti-smudge technology - which makes annoying thumb print smudges a thing of the past.

    
    Brilliant performance and speed
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Powered by the open and innovative Android 2.1 platform, the Galaxy S(TM) will have the full support of the Google Mobile Services including Google Search(TM), Google Maps(TM), Gmail(TM), YouTube(TM), Google Talk(TM) and Android Market(TM), allowing users to customize their experience with more than 60,000 exciting and useful applications.

The powerful 1GHz processor allows users to surf, play and share with speed, keeping them fully connected anywhere and at anytime. Outfitted with 3D sound capabilities, users are offered surround-sound stereo quality - even when listening on hard-wired headphones.

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S(TM) smartphone is designed with a six-axis sensor that combines the smartphone's accelerometer and gyroscope to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right. The Galaxy S(TM) smartphone's user interface also supports a series of advanced touch screen gesture capabilities including multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical and horizontal swiping. This series of versatile gestures provide easier and quicker access to many applications including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos.

    
    Social Hub and TouchWiz 3.0
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The Galaxy S(TM) makes staying connected to your social networks a breeze through Social Hub, an integrated social networking feature that brings together social networks service (SNS) like Facebook and Twitter, along with the user's messages, personal and business email, calendars and contacts.

Samsung's latest TouchWiz 3.0 user interface gives a tactile, intuitive user experience, and includes iconic new features such as motion UI, Smart Unlock and a customizable widget screen.

    
    Brilliant Features
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Messaging is simple and easy with the touch-screen QWERTY keyboard and Swype technology, which allows users to input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard.

This brilliant smartphone is also packed full of features that enhance users' daily life including a 5.0 megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and HD video recording, MP3 player, 3.5 millimetre headphone jack and expandable memory for photos, videos and music up to 32GB.

In addition, the Galaxy S(TM) smartphone features best-in-class entertainment features, including future access to Samsung Media Hub, a library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment. The Galaxy S(TM) smartphone features Samsung's All Share application, which enables inter-device connectivity through DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), allowing users to send video content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices, such as TV's, monitors and computers, allowing for a rich, interactive entertainment experience.

    
    Availability
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The first Samsung Galaxy S(TM) device to launch in Canada will be the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant(TM) and it is scheduled to launch this summer on Bell Mobility's state-of-the-art HSPA+ network - the fastest and largest wireless high-speed network in Canada. Please visit www.bell.ca/galaxyS for more information or to register for notification when available.

Canadian consumers can anticipate the release of additional Galaxy S(TM) smartphones throughout the rest of 2010.

For additional information about the Galaxy S(TM) smartphone visit www.samsung.ca

Product Specifications

    
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    Specification   Galaxy S(TM)
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    Processor       ARM Cortex A8 1GHz Processor
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    OS (shipping)   Android 2.1 + TouchWiz 3.0
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    Dimensions
     (LxWxT)        122.4x64.2 x 9.9mm
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    Display         4" Super AMOLED (800 x 480), 10 000:1 Contrast Ratio
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    Network         HSPA/Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
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    Connectivity    Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS, 3.5mm jack,
                    DLNA , Mobile AP
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    Camera          5.0 megapixel
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    Audio Support   MP3, AAC, AMR, WAV, DNSe
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    Video Support   AVI, XVID, MPG + DIVx support+ Matroska
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    Battery         1500 mAh
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    Storage         16 GB + microSD slot up to additional 32 GB
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    About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
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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.

Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1998 and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004 to 2008. Also through Samsung's Four Seasons of Hope charity, Samsung helps athletes and celebrities raise funds for their respective charities, including the Wayne Gretzky Foundation in Canada. Samsung is also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada.

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

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Diane Medeiros, APEX Public Relations, Phone: (416) 924-4442 ext. 234, E-Mail: dmedeiros@apexpr.com


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