Samsung becomes headline sponsor of ‘the swim’

Aug 24, 2011

Samsung supports Cancer Research UK’s aim to raise £1million for life saving work

Samsung today announces it has become headline sponsor of Cancer Research UK’s initiative in which a team of brave swimmers will take on the Irish Sea to raise £1million for Cancer Research UK. ‘The Samsung Galaxy S II Swim’ involves a team of relay swimmers, including Sir Richard Branson and Ronan Keating, swimming the 56miles across the Irish Sea starting at Holyhead in Wales, ending in Dublin, Ireland.

As part of its sponsorship, Samsung has pledged to donate £3500 for every mile the team completes. The team, which aims to set off on Wednesday 31 September from Holyhead, will be recording their experiences on their Galaxy S II Smartphone and the Galaxy 10.1 tablet.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Our range of Galaxy devices are designed for people that live life to the full so it’s fitting we sponsor such an exciting and adventurous challenge that we know will appeal to all Samsung customers. It’s an ambitious target for an ambitious challenge and we encourage all customers to get behind the team and donate whatever they can to help reach the £1million target for such a worthwhile cause.”

Frances Milner, Supporter Led Fundraising Director, Cancer Research UK, said: “We are delighted to have Samsung on board as our headline sponsor. This is a tough challenge – the Irish Sea is almost three times the length of the English Channel – but we have a great team who are all motivated by our aim to raise £1million. Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer and so events like this are vital for raising money for our lifesaving work.”

For more information or to sponsor the team please visit:

The Samsung Galaxy S II is available in black now and in white in the coming weeks from all major mobile phone retailers.

Samsung Galaxy S II Product Specifications:

Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSPA+21 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Display 4.27” WVGA (480x800) Super AMOLED Plus
Processor( BB& AP ) XMM6260 + 1GHz Dual core Processor
Camera Main (Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
Single Shot, Continuous Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot
Video MPEG4/H.264/H.263/DivX/VC-
Playback : FULL HD (1080p)@30fps
Recording: FULL HD (1080p)@30fps
Format: 3gp (mp4)
1080p Recording / Playing (BP / MP / HP)
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eACC+
3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Voice Recorder
Hub Social Hub
• Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Widget, Unified Inbox
• Premium: SNS push notification, Push Email & Push IM
• Basic: POP3 / IMAP Email & IM
(* Availability of Social Hub differs by country and mobile operator)
Value-added Features Android Market
Samsung TouchWiz 4.0
QuickType by SWYPE
Document Viewer / Editor
Android Brower, RSS Reader
Exchange ActiveSync
Google MapsTM with Latitude, Places, Navigation (beta)
GoogleTM Voice Search
Lost Phone Management
Connectivity Bluetooth technology v 3.0 + HS
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 (a / b / g / n)
Sensor Accelerometer, Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro
Memory 8GB + 16 / 32GB Flash + microSD (up to 32GB)
Size 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49mm, 116g
Battery 1650mAh
Talk Time:
Standby Time:

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About The Swim
• The Swim is a unique celebrity-led challenge to swim the treacherous Irish Sea from Holyhead to Dublin in a relay team, a distance of 56 miles, almost three times the length of the English Channel, to raise £1million towards Cancer Research UK’s lifesaving work. It will take place in September this year.
• The team will be joined by two swimmers from members of the public who were picked by open water swimming experts.
• Anyone can sponsor the team at

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognised as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit