Samsung Galaxy S II 4G from Virgin Mobile Canada gives a whole new
meaning to the words "fast" and "slim"
Fans can get a sneak peek starting tonight at Virgin Mobile presents
Katy Perry concerts across Canada
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 29, 2011 /CNW/ - Desperately racing against the
clock to buy movie tickets? Waiting for that movie trivia to pop up on
the screen so you can prove your friends wrong? Checking out the sweet
pics friends posted to social networking sites after a wild night out?
When you need all the info at your fingertips, sometimes the wait can
feel too long while your phone is struggling to keep up.
Forget those days - they're so 2010! This summer, Virgin Mobile Canada
will be releasing Samsung Mobile Canada's GALAXY S II 4G - the thinnest
smartphone of its kind with a dual-core processer that injects super
speed into your device, so that everything you see on its 4.3" screen
happens in lightning speed.
The GALAXY S II 4G uses Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of
the world's fastest-growing mobile operating system, and includes
access to Samsung's four new content and entertainment hubs, which
integrate music, games, e-reading and social networking services into
one quick access point.
"This is about bringing a whole new level of smartphone technology to
our Members. It's going to mean instant gratification for games, social
networking, news, music, Mobile TV — anything and everything you do on
a smartphone — and making it happen faster. All this wrapped up in a
slimmer, sleeker package," said Robert Blumenthal, president, Virgin
Virgin Mobile Angels will be teasing passers-by at the Katy Perry
concert starting tonight with a sneak peek of this heavenly thin slice
of technology. Virgin Mobile Members will have to wait a little bit
longer to get the smartphone for themselves, but can pre-register at www.virginmobile.ca to be among the first to get the details on the phone and a special
Using a dual-core application processor and a super-speedy 4G network1 (21 megabits per second), the GALAXY S II 4G has the speed and power to
make all other smartphones pale in comparison. The dual-core
application processor lets Members browse the web faster, enjoy videos
and play games with smoother streaming. It also means faster download
speeds and shorter data transfer times for Bluetooth.
That extra speed will come in handy for those with an itchy pic-trigger
finger, especially since the Samsung GALAXY S II 4G has been equipped
with an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p full HD recording and playback,
and a built-in LED flash. And, with Samsung's patented AllShare
technology, users can capture, create and share their experiences
between their phone and other Samsung devices hassle-free.
"People kept telling us how much they love all the multimedia features
of the Galaxy S, so this time around we decided to take that multimedia
experience to a higher level," said Paul Brannen, vice president of
Samsung Mobile Canada. "This sets a new standard —a new standard that
we will supersede with another new standard. That's what we do and
that's what you can come to expect from Samsung."
A Next Level of Viewing Experience
At the heart of the GALAXY S II 4G is Samsung's new crystal-clear Super
AMOLED Plus screen, the most advanced mobile visual display ever
created. Having AMOLED Plus means having the best colour, contrast
ratio and edge sharpness on the market today. Using RealStripe screen
technology and a greatly increased sub-pixel count, Super AMOLED Plus
makes images clearer and more detailed than ever before. 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 Super AMOLED display means it is
also more energy-efficient than other comparably-sized devices,
allowing Samsung to minimize device weight.
The Samsung GALAXY S II 4G will be available in the coming weeks on
Virgin Mobile's super-speedy network. For more information, please
visit www.Samsung.com or sign up at www.virginmobile.ca to get the news on the phone before anyone else along with a special
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
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
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 Virgin Mobile Canada
Virgin Mobile Canada rewards, entertains and connects like no one else,
delivering the hottest phones on the hottest 4G network. Virgin Mobile
Members also get access to must-see events, global roaming and
award-winning service. 91% of Members would also recommend Virgin
Mobile to a friend.
The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 15 million
customers worldwide. Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than
4,000 locations nationally including The Source, Virgin Mobile retail
locations and additional retail partners. Virgin Mobile products can
also be purchased online at www.virginmobile.ca or by calling 1-888-999-2321. Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on
Facebook at facebook.com/virginmobilecan and Twitter at twitter.com/virginmobilecan.
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SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
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