Samsung unleashes a GALAXY of opportunities in Japan

TOKYO, Japan – October 5, 2010 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leader in mobile technology, today announced plans to launch its GALAXY S smartphone and GALAXY Tab smart media device in Japan.



Samsung made the announcement during a GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab launch event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo. More than 200 guests including journalists attended the event hosted by JK Shin, President and Head of the Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics and Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO.



The GALAXY S is scheduled to go on sale in late October and the smart media device GALAXY Tab in late November. Both mobile devices are powered by the Android™ 2.2 operating system, enabling users to choose from a large number of applications available at the mobile portals Android Market™ and docomo market.



Ryuji Yamada, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO says, “The GALAXY S smartphone and GALAXY Tab smart media device are highly promising new products for the smartphone era. We expect our Japanese users to make full use of their high performance to experience the wonderful world of advanced mobile content and functionality via DOCOMO’s state-of-the-art mobile network.



“The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab will deliver true value and enjoyment through immersive, integrative and intelligent consumer experiences. We are very grateful for the fantastic global response we have received for the GALAXY S and I am convinced that the Japanese market will feel the same,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. He continued, “With the launch of the GALAXY Tab and in partnership with NTT DOCOMO, we are bringing Japanese consumers a smart media device that has generated significant excitement across the world.”



The GALAXY S features a 4-inch, SUPER AMOLED screen and supports Flash?? for PC-like access to diverse Web content. Its 5.0 megapixel camera captures high-definition video that can be played back on the phone’s industry-leading, high-resolution screen. Multi-touch functionality also enables intuitive control of the screen.



Samsung continues to expand the reach of the GALAXY S around the world with the Japanese market launch following the recent launch in China, in September. The GALAXY S has been a phenomenal success in the global smart phone market, recording global sales of over 5 million units including more than 2 million units in the United States and more than 1 million units in Korea.



The GALAXY Tab smart media device has opened up a new chapter for the Mobile industry in providing an all-new way to experience Internet browsing on the go. Consumers are able to experience PC-like fully Flash?? 10.1 compatible web-browsing and enjoy all forms of multimedia content on the perfectly sized 7-inch display, wherever they go. It is an exceptionally portable tablet device that can be easily held in one hand. Moreover, users can continuously communicate via e-mail, voice and video call, SMS/MMS or social network with the optimized user interface.



The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab will be exhibited at CEATEC Japan 2010 in Makuhari Messe, Japan from October 5 to 9.





About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


Welcome to Samsung

Sign up & get 10% off

Sign up and get 10% off your first order of $100 or more! Shop Samsung.com to find the best tech at the best prices and recieve news on our latest technology and exclusive offers.*

*Exclusion apply. Order must be a minimumm of $100 or more. Offer valid only for new Samsung.com customers. Must sign up for emails by 11/12/16. Promo code must be used by 11/19.

Fast, easy checkout with Shop Samsung App
Easy sign-in, Samsung Pay, notifications, and more!
Or continue shopping on Samsung.com
×
The Shop Samsung app
Free standard shipping, exclusive offers and financing options.
GET
×
The Shop Samsung app
Free standard shipping, exclusive offers and financing options.
GET
×

You Are About To Be Redirected To Investor Relations Information for U.S.

Thank you for visiting Samsung U.S. Investor Relations. You will be redirected via a new browser window to the Samsung Global website for U.S. investor relations information.
CANCEL
CONTINUE
×

Redirect Notification

As of Nov. 1, 2017, the Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. printer business and its related affiliates were transferred to HP Inc.

For more information, please visit HP's website. (http://www.hp.com/go/samsung)


Select CONTINUE to visit HP's website.

CANCEL
CONTINUE