Samsung announces Nexus S by Google

The First Smartphone Powered by Android 2.3, Gingerbread, with improved user interface, world's first Contour Display, Super AMOLED screen and 1GHz processor

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 14 /CNW/ - Samsung Mobile, the leading mobile phone brand in Canada, today announced the availability of Nexus S™ by Google™, the world's first smartphone to feature the latest version of the Android™ platform for smartphones. Powered by Android 2.3, Gingerbread, Samsung and Google have packed Nexus S with powerful technology and the latest in hardware features.

Nexus S is designed with Samsung's brilliant Super AMOLED touch screen technology providing a premium viewing experience. The 4-inch Contour Display features a curved design for a more ergonomic style and feel when held to the user's face. With the Super AMOLED screen, users experience 75% less glare than on other smartphone displays when using the device outside so videos, pictures and games look their best and the sun won't wash them out.

"The addition of Nexus S to the Samsung mobile line-up reinforces the company's ongoing commitment to offering new and innovative mobile experiences to Canadian consumers," said Paul Brannen, vice president, Samsung Mobile Canada.  "The ongoing collaboration between Samsung and Google has resulted in a device that has both superior functionality and a stunning user-experience."

Nexus S is equipped with a 5 megapixel rear facing camera and camcorder, as well as a front facing camera. In addition, Nexus S features a gyroscope sensor 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. Nexus S also comes with 16 GB of internal memory.

Nexus S also features Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that can read information from "smart" tags, or everyday objects that have NFC chips in them. These can be anything from stickers and movie posters to t-shirts. NFC also allows users to exchange information such as contacts by touching their phones together.

Android 2.3, Gingerbread, is the fastest version of Android for smartphones. It features a new and improved keyboard with multi-touch support, Internet calling (VoIP/SIP support), and a clean new user interface. Nexus S also includes popular Android features such as portable Wi-Fi hotspot, true multitasking, access to Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, Voice Actions, and YouTube™, and access to more than150,000 apps and games on Android Market™. Powered by a 1 GHz Samsung application processor, Nexus S produces rich graphics, faster upload and download times and supports HD-like multimedia content.

Nexus S by Google can be purchased (unlocked) online and in-store from Best Buy, Future Shop and most wireless carriers nationally.

Nexus S Specifications

Network Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UTMS HSPA: 850, 1900, and 2100 or
AWS HSPA: 900, 1700, 2100
HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2 Mpbs) HSUPA (5.76 MBps)
OS Android 2.3 / Gingerbread
Display 4.0" WVGA SUPER AMOLED (800x480)
Camera 5.0 mega-pixel Camera + VGA front Camera, Auto Focus,
Self shot
Video HD(720p@30fps) video playing, Video recording D1        
mpeg4, H.264, H.263
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, AMR-NB,
Value-added Features NFC (Near Field Communications) capability
Android Market for more applications and contents
Gyroscope Sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Light
Connectivity Bluetooth technology v 2.1 + EDR
USB v2.0 (High-Speed)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory 16GB iNAND
Size 63 x 123.9 x 10.9 mm
Battery 1500 mAh

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

Nexus S, Google, Android, Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc.


SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

For further information:

MEDIA CONTACT:   Erick Bauer
  APEX Public Relations
Phone:    (416) 924-4442 ext. 246


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