Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G, Canada's First Smartphone with true 4G speed, now available only from TELUS

Smartphone makes surfing Internet and downloading content faster than ever so users can pack more into already hectic lives

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 12 /CNW/ - Samsung today announced the launch of Canada's first smartphone with 4G speed, only from TELUS. The Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G, is the first smartphone in Canada to offer peak download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second. These download speeds are 50 per cent faster than any other smartphone in Canada, enable users to more quickly access the Internet and Social Networking sites, seamlessly stream content and download video to their smartphone faster than ever before.

"As we all work harder with less downtime, the Samsung Fascinate 4G makes it possible to get more out of life by dramatically increasing download speeds. It provides the fastest way for on-the-go Canadians to download, chat, email, post, search, stay informed, surf, Tweet and so much more," said Paul Brannen, vice-president of Samsung Mobile Canada.

"Samsung's latest smartphone will enable Canadians to enjoy so much more on TELUS' blazing fast coast-to-coast 4G mobile network*," said Brent Johnston, vice-president Mobility Solutions at TELUS. "TELUS is proud to bring the most advanced, fastest smartphones on the planet to all Canadians, like the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G.

Featuring a brilliant four inch super AMOLED touch screen, the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G provides superior image quality and clarity for watching HD video, playing games and reading e-books. Powered by Android 2.2 (with 2.3 coming later this year), the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G enables users to create their own mobile Wi-Fi hotspot to surf the web on a laptop or tablet from wherever they connect to the TELUS 4G network. Equipped with a 1GHz processor, the Fascinate 4G is powerful enough to run multiple applications at the same time.

The Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G features:

  • A front facing camera for easy video chat
  • A 1650 mAh battery for long battery life
  • Uncompromised web experience with Adobe Flash 10.1 for a rich browsing experience
  • 5.0 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
  • Google Maps Navigation providing turn by turn voice guidance and new Google Maps in 3D. Available only on Android.
  • Access to more than 150,000 free and paid applications from the growing Android Market, as well as the ability to store apps to the device memory card to free up phone space
  • Expandable memory up to 32 GB (16 GB microSD card included)
  • Seven home screens to customize with the widgets and apps for at a glance information and updates

The Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G is available only from TELUS for as low as $99.99 on a three-year term. Please visit for additional information.

*Based on TELUS' tests of data throughput speeds in large Canadian urban centres.

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

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.9 billion of annual revenue and 12.3 million customer connections including 7 million wireless subscribers, 3.7 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 350,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Ten TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit To learn more about TELUS' commitment to the community, please visit

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

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Julie Smithers
APEX Public Relations
(416) 924-4442 ext. 240



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