Samsung Previews Samsung Hub and New Content Services on GALAXY S 4 at
Samsung Hub, an integrated multimedia content store, will provide consumers
with a sophisticated magazine-style viewing experience
NEW YORK -- March 14, 2013
Today at GALAXY S 4 Unpacked, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled a suite
of exciting new content services including Samsung Hub, an integrated
multimedia content store offering a comprehensive media experience, providing
music, videos, books, games and learning content within a stunning
Samsung Hub will provide a single entry for Samsung's five content services,
making it incredibly easy and convenient to use. You can browse through a
variety of content across services, as well as purchase and manage content
easily, from a single Samsung Account. Samsung Hub features an integrated
search -- when you browse a keyword, the results will show related content
from all of the five services at once. Always seeking to provide a unique and
fun experience for users, Samsung will also be introducing various promotional
events on a regular basis.
Samsung WatchON, introduced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February,
is Samsung’s ‘Video Discovery’ service, aimed at providing a faster and easier
way to watch live TV programs and on demand video content while using a mobile
device. One of the unique features of Samsung WatchON is that it can transform
a connected mobile device into a universal remote control, allowing users to
search for live TV programs through a guide and then view those selections on
their connected Samsung SMART TVs. Samsung WatchON also provides multi-screen
capabilities, recommendations, one-stop search functionality, and social
Samsung Apps is a newly updated service that provides search functionality for
applications in Samsung Apps, which are specialized for Samsung devices, and
Google Play, as well.
Samsung ChatON for GALAXY S 4 offers a holistic communication experience by
combining fun and creative text messaging with a high quality mVoIP/Video
Chatting service. You can enjoy high quality video and voice chat with up to
two friends on a WiFi and mobile network, as well as easily switching from
text chat to video/voice chat and vice versa. The ‘Dual Camera’ feature, which
allows both rear and front cameras to take simultaneous photos and videos,
means you can now also share both images during a video call. And for the
ultimate sharing experience, the ‘Share Screen’ feature enables you to share
your phone screen and the ability to control this with a friend during a
one-to-one call, without having to download and upload files to their device.
In addition, translation in ChatON, called ‘S Translator,’ supports you to
enjoy the 1:1 chat with friends using different languages. Received messages
from buddies can be translated automatically and manually into your language
and also translation is possible when you send messages to your buddies. This
translation function in ChatON is available only in the GALAXY S 4.
Group Play enables users to experience sharing photos, music, documents and
games with their friends wherever they are, without the need for a network
environment. Preloaded game content will be provided on the GALAXY S 4.
Samsung is opening its SDK to the public, encouraging more partner development
companies to develop various types of games in the future, further embracing
its philosophy of innovation conceived by people in order to inspire them in
The GALAXY S 4 is the world’s first device to preload Visa’s payWave function
into the embedded secure element, which can be used by both MNOs and banks;
more payment applets from multiple brands are planned to be preloaded into the
embedded secure element in the coming months. NFC payments will be
commercially available on the GALAXY S 4 on a global basis using the embedded
secure element, in addition to using the SIM-based secure element.
“These exciting new content services are designed to offer our users the best
content usage experience of our industry today. Our focus is on continually
innovating across a diverse range of products and services that meet the
expectation of users,” said Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, President and Head of Samsung
Media Solution Center.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new
possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and
discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones,
personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical
devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79
countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more,
please visit www.samsung.com.
Samsung Telecommunications America
Jessica Redman, 903-744-9111
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