KUALA LUMPUR, 7 December 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the White Editions of their most popular devices. Key models from Samsung’s GALAXY series – specifically the latest GALAXY Note, GALAXY S II and GALAXY Ace – are now available in white.
Consumers can enjoy soon-to-be released Samsung-exclusive applications such as the ViKi Premiere and K-POP Hub App Service.
“The Samsung GALAXY devices have been very popular with consumers and more than 10 million units of the GALAXY S II were sold globally in just five months. The response to the launch of GALAXY Note has also been fantastic. Consumers are excited about how the GALAXY Note will shape future mobile communication. It is therefore timely for Samsung to share White editions of GALAXY Note, GALAXY S II and GALAXY Ace to celebrate the season’s festivities and to thank our consumers for their love for the Samsung GALAXY devices,” said Mr. Kwon Jae Hoon, Managing Director of Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
Samsung Exclusive Applications
One of Samsung’s newer applications currently available for free download is the ChatON messenger, a unique interactive instant messaging service that allows consumers to express themselves one-to-one or in group chats with emoticons, personalised videos and audio. The app brings the fun back to the mobile messaging experience as it allows consumers to send and receive text messages and also broadcast ‘animation messages’ to share personalised messages. With the group chat functionalities, it also enables them to keep abreast of in touch with all their friends across networks by sharing pictures, videos, audio, location, and contacts and calendars.
With their superior screen technology and optimised viewing experiences, the GALAXY series provides users with an unmatched entertainment experience on the go. To take this one step further, the ViKi Premiere App has been developed through a partnership between Samsung and ViKi, an international video site recognised for aggregating some of the world’s best TV programs and movies, subtitled in more than 150 languages by a community of avid fans. Exclusively available on Samsung Apps, ViKi Premiere will allow consumers to watch TV shows, movies and entertainment news from around the world and subtitled in multiple languages. Among other features, consumers will be able to stream videos anywhere and anytime with a WiFi or 3G connection to enjoy a truly engaging entertainment experience with their GALAXY devices. They can also share videos with friends seamlessly via SMS, email, and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
As the first ViKi service on the Android platform, the ViKi Premiere app will also be a boon for K-pop fans with exclusive early access to popular Korean-Wave contents such as K-pop entertainment news, as well as Korean TV dramas and movies. The ViKi Premiere App will be available for download free via Samsung Apps from Viki Premiere is available now across Southeast Asia for GALAXY Note, SII, W and Ace. GALAXY Y & Mini optimised versions of these applications are expected by January 2012.
K-POP Hub App, borne from collaboration between Samsung and major Korean record labels, is another app exclusive to Samsung Apps. It brings together latest news and information of popular Korean music artistes – including pictures, videos, and music and concert clips – creating a unique and integrated user experience centred on KPop. The K-POP Hub App will be available for download free via Samsung Apps from Jan 2012.