Las Vegas – Jan. 6, 2011 – Samsung Electronics, the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.*, is promoting its overall leadership in the development of next generation devices and infrastructure in mobile, including LTE, Mobile WiMAX, and HSPA+, through a series of 4G device and network demonstrations at ICES 2011.
LTE Device Demonstrations & Displays
The following products will be on display at the Samsung booth: (#12006 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center)
Samsung Mobile will display the speed and connectivity of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network with a demonstration of the Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone, a Galaxy S™ smartphone. The Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone is powered by Android™ 2.2, and is equipped with Google Mobile™ services including, Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™, YouTube™ and full access to more than 100,000 applications on the Android Market™. The Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone boasts a brilliant 4.3-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus touchscreen display, powerful 1GHz application processor and HTML 5 Web browser that utilizes high-speed 4G LTE connectivity for faster downloads. The 4G LTE Smartphone is designed with a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera to support video chat capabilities.
The 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will also be on display. This device is Samsung’s first mobile tablet unveiled in the U.S. that is enabled for the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network. The 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab is designed with a 7-inch advanced TFT touchscreen and features Android™ 2.2, 1.2GHz application processor, a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera and front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and camcorder for video chat capabilities. Users can take advantage of 4G LTE speeds and connectivity on this device to access more than 100,000 applications available on Android Market. The 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab will come pre-loaded with popular LTE-specific applications. Both the Samsung 4G LTE Smartphone and 4G LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab have access to Samsung’s Media Hub content service available on the 4G LTE network, which offers a robust collection of premium movies and TV programming from some of the biggest entertainment companies for purchase and rental.
In addition, Samsung will be showcasing the dual-mode Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, another first in Samsung’s device portfolio supporting the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network. This lightweight and compact device is small enough to fit in a pocket or purse, and provides enough power to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network at the same time. The 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot boasts download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas.
Finally, the Samsung Craft™, which Samsung launched in September 2010 with MetroPCS as the first commercially available 4G LTE handset in the world, will be on display. The Samsung Craft boasts a brilliant, 3.3-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and sliding QWERTY keyboard. The Craft’s built-in 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and camcorder with auto-focus features single, multi, panorama, mosaic and frame shot to capture photos instantly on the go.
Samsung Infuse™ 4G Smartphone Unveiled with AT&T
On January 5, Samsung announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Infuse™ 4G with AT&T. The Infuse 4G, which is powered by AT&T’s HPSA+ network, will have the thinnest design and largest screen on any of AT&T’s smartphones with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED™ Plus display. The Infuse 4G’s screen will be one of the first U.S. introductions of Samsung’s next-generation Super AMOLED Plus display which features 50% more sub-pixels for better contrast and outdoor readability. Running the Android 2.2 platform and powered by a 1.2 GHz processor, Infuse 4G will have a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash.
Recent Mobile WiMAX Milestones
Samsung announced in December 2010 that it has been chosen by Sprint as a key equipment and services supplier for Network Vision, the next evolution of the Sprint network. The Network Vision agreement includes plans for Samsung Mobile to deploy multi-mode base stations for Sprint spanning from the Pacific Coast to the Great Lakes including key markets such as San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago and Pittsburgh. The next-generation multi-mode base stations will be deployed to enhance Sprint's usage of its 800 MHz and 1900 MHz spectrum bands and support Clearwire's nationwide build-out of Mobile WiMAX.
In addition, Samsung Mobile launched the award-winning Samsung Epic™ 4G with Sprint, the first Samsung smartphone to operate on Sprint’s 4G network. As Sprint’s first 4G wireless phone with an easy-to-use, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Samsung Epic 4G also boasts an exceptionally thin smartphone design and a 4-inch Super AMOLED™ touchscreen display.
Samsung Mobile has been working closely with Sprint for the last three years to provide products which compliment Sprint’s build-out of 4G service compliant with the Mobile WiMAX standard. The two companies have each steadily made progress on the extensive project with key milestones including Sprint’s and Clearwire’s successful commercial launch of 4G service in 2008. Sprint’s 4G network assets were combined with Clearwire in a 2008 merger and Samsung Mobile is now one of the lead vendors who have helped Clearwire make Mobile WiMAX available to more than 110 million people in the United States in 2010.
Samsung is the global leader in delivering 3G and 4G mobile technologies and offers an end-to-end solution including chipsets, infrastructure and mobile devices. Samsung is also leveraging a market leading consumer electronics portfolio that is becoming increasingly more mobility- enabled, including access to CDMA, HSPA+, LTE and Mobile WiMAX networks.
Samsung is conducting intensive research to determine which use cases and other opportunities for 4G devices and networking will be the most attractive and beneficial to consumers in the future. Samsung has identified a handful of specific use cases that it believes will leverage the full potential of 4G to create unique and powerful user experiences.
See all of Samsung’s 4G products on display at 2011 ICES at the Samsung booth, #12006 in the central hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. For additional information, product photos and videos, please visit www.samsung.com.
*Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q3 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.
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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 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 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.