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Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S 4 - A Life Companion for a Richer, Simpler and Fuller Life

  Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S 4 - A Life Companion for a Richer, Simpler
  and Fuller Life

   GALAXY S 4 gets you closer to what matters in life, bringing your world
                                   together

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- March 14, 2013

Samsung Electronics announced today the fourth generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY
S 4, designed to get you closer to what matters in life and bring your world
together.

Samsung GALAXY S 4 - Black Mist (Photo: Business Wire)

Samsung GALAXY S 4 - Black Mist (Photo: Business Wire)

Understanding what matters most to us in our lives, the Samsung GALAXY S 4 was
developed to redefine the way we live and to maximize our fulfillment of life.
This sleek and innovative smartphone makes every moment of life very
meaningful; it understands the value of relationships, enabling true
connections with friends and family. It believes in the importance of an
effortless user experience, making your life easy and hassle-free; and, it
empowers your life, helping take care of your well-being.

The beauty of the phone is the highly crafted design encompassing a larger
screen size and battery, minimized bezel, all housed in a light (130g) and
slim (7.9mm) shape. The Samsung GALAXY S 4 is slimmer yet stronger, with less
to hold yet more to see. It has come up with simply unreal beauty. At launch,
two color options will be available - Black Mist and White Frost, with a
variety of additional color options to follow later this year.

“With the GALAXY S 4, Samsung is again going to enhance the way we live,” said
JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung.
“All the innovative features of GALAXY S 4 were developed based on the
insights and needs we found from our consumers all around the world. Following
the successful GALAXY S series, this phone is yet another great proof point of
people-inspired innovation. At Samsung we’ll never stop pursuing innovation
conceived by people, so we can inspire them in return.”

Meaningful Moments - Gives Greater Enjoyment

A rich life is one that’s filled with meaningful moments and the GALAXY S 4
captures and shares those special moments. The GALAXY S 4 has the world’s
first Full HD Super AMOLED display to showcase images at their very best. Its
5-inch large screen has 441 ppi for stunning viewing quality. The Samsung
GALAXY S 4 also utilizes Corning’s new Gorilla® Glass 3*, making it a durable
travel companion for all of life’s adventures.

Equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera, the GALAXY S 4 also boasts a ‘Dual
Camera’ function that allows simultaneous use of both front and rear cameras.
When capturing moments, users can choose from a variety of frame effects which
blend the two pictures naturally and also adjust the size of the small picture
inside the big one. Users can select 8 different ways to combine the two
photos taken by the front camera and the rear camera. At the same time, the
‘Dual Video Call’ function enables you to make and receive a video call with
friends and family while showing what you are looking at during the call.

The camera functionality extends beyond Dual Camera, as the device is also
equipped with 12 outstanding shooting modes including ‘Drama Shot,’ which
allows you to see all the action in one continuous time-lapse, and ‘Sound &
Shot,’ which uniquely stores sound and voice together as the picture is taken
so those special moments are captured in the truest form imaginable, exactly
as they happened.

These meaningful moments can also now automatically be stored in a photo
album, with the new ‘Story Album’ function. Photos taken by the GALAXY S 4 are
automatically gathered and sorted out according to your timeline, geo-tagging
information, or a specific event to create a photo album. These unique story
albums can be ordered and delivered as an offline photo album through a new
partnership with Blurb*, so you can keep those precious moments safe to look
at and share time and time again.

True Connections – Brings People Together

Samsung GALAXY S 4 enables true connections with the people in our lives. It
is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user - it makes the
most of our relationships allowing us to easily share and experience many of
life’s pleasures together with family and friends, wherever you are.

With its ‘Group Play’ function, users can enjoy music, photos, documents and
games with those around them without even requiring a Wi-Fi AP or cellular
signal. This innovative feature enables users to connect directly with others
to share, play and co-create content and entertainment instantly. Its ‘Share
Music’ option allows users to have the same song playing on multiple phones in
sync to create the best party atmosphere.

The GALAXY S 4 brings all people closer together by breaking down language
barriers. It makes international travel a joy, with ‘S Translator’ which
provides instant translation, using text or voice translation on applications
including email, text message and ChatON. This instant translation is possible
both from speech to text and text to speech and ensures that you can rely on
the correct information whilst abroad.

The GALAXY S 4 supports HSPA+42 Mbps and 4G LTE which means wherever you are
in the world, you can rely on perfect connectivity. Especially, the LTE
version supports up to 6 different band sets which allows it to function in
most LTE coverage areas as well as enabling global LTE roaming. Furthermore,
TDD/FDD LTE Dual Mode version will be introduced later this year.

Effortless Experience - Makes Things More Convenient

In today’s world, we are all looking for smart ways to make life easier and
less stressful. The GALAXY S 4 ensures that tasks are effortless with
innovative features that detect your face, voice and motions to enable screen
control with no need for finger touch activation.

‘Samsung Smart Pause’ enables you to control the screen by where you look.
When you are watching a video, the video pauses when you look away then it
starts right up again when you are back. ‘Samsung Smart Scroll’ allows you to
scroll the browser or emails up and down without touching the screen. It
recognizes your face looking at the screen and movement of your wrist and then
scrolls the pages up or down accordingly.

‘Air View’ allows users to hover with their fingers to preview the content of
an email, S Planner, image gallery or video without having to open it. You can
even see a magnified view on the internet browser, or a phone number saved in
the speed dial on the keypad. With ‘Air Gesture,’ you can change the music
track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call with a wave of your
hand.

With ‘S Voice^TM Drive’ you can activate commands via voice control for
optimization when driving. Once connected with a car Bluetooth, the phone
automatically turns into driving mode converting text to speech so you can
easily and safely check messages with no need to look at the screen.

‘Samsung Optical Reader’ makes life yet more effortless, by automatically
recognizing text, a business card or QR code information, and providing useful
functions such as translation, call, text message and search.

At home, using ‘Samsung WatchON,’ the GALAXY S 4 will transform into an IR
remote to control your home entertainment system including TV, set-top box,
DVD player and even air conditioner. In addition, you can enjoy various
content including live TV, cable TV and VOD based on the rich information
provided by EPG (Electronic Program Guide).

Empowered Living - Takes Care Of Your Health and Quality of Life

The GALAXY S 4 empowers your life by keeping you up-to-date with health and
well-being information using the new ‘S Health’ software. The combination of
sensors built within the device systematically and automatically monitors your
health, surroundings and so much more to help improve your quality of life.
Also, users can easily check their health conditions using food diary,
exercise diary and sleep monitor to stay fit and healthy. (Certain functions
are enabled by specific accessories.)

To further protect your well-being, ‘Samsung Adapt Display’ provides an
optimal viewing experience, customized for each type of application, and
‘Samsung Adapt Sound’ offers an optimal level and type of sound, personalized
for each user, to make the most out of life.

Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be available from Q2 globally including US, partnering
with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, as well as US Cellular and
Cricket. In Europe, Samsung GALAXY S 4 is partnering with global mobile
operators such as Deutsche Telecom, EE, H3G, Orange, Telenor, Telia Sonera,
Telefonica, and Vodafone.

For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit
www.samsungmobilepress.com.

Note to Editors:

Endorsement by Mobile Operators:

Heikki Makijarvi, SVP of Deutsche Telekom

"The new Samsung GALAXY S 4 is impressive. After the extremely successful
launch of GALAXY S III, Deutsche Telekom is very proud to launch its successor
in Europe. We are happy to work with Samsung to bring a new level of
smartphone experience to our customers."

Yves Maitre, SVP Mobile Multimedia & Devices, France Telecom - Orange

“Orange is delighted to be working with Samsung again to deliver a new
evolution of smartphones to our customers. We have already rolled out new
superfast LTE networks in seven countries in Europe to date, and are committed
to launching LTE services across Europe by 2015. This partnership will deliver
a rich suite of services to our customers, thanks to its 4G and NFC
capabilities, ensuring our customers benefit from great looking products that
provide fast and easy access to all of their favorite content wherever they
are.”

Marieta Rivero, Group Devices Director in Telefonica

“The Samsung GALAXY S 4 is a great device that will help to make a big step
forward in the Premium Smartphone category. We are delighted to be partnering
to bring this device to market across a number of our global channels,”
commented Marieta Rivero, Group Devices Director in Telefonica.

Patrick Chomet, Group Director of Terminals at Vodafone

“Samsung continues to bring devices to market that push the boundaries of what
is possible in terms of design, performance and functionality and the GALAXY S
4 will be a valuable addition to Vodafone’s portfolio. Vodafone will be
offering the Samsung GALAXY S 4 on a range of plans, including Vodafone RED,
which will enable customers to make the most of their GALAXY S 4 on our fast
and reliable network.”

                        
Samsung GALAXY S 4 Product Specifications:
                        
                           2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

Network                  3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

                           4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band
                           sets (Dependent on market)
Display                  5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display,
                           441 ppi
                           1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core
AP                       Processor

                           The selection of AP will be differed by markets.
OS                       Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
                           Main(Rear): 13 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with
                           Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
Camera                  
                           Sub (Front): 2 Mega pixel camera, Full HD recording
                           @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
                           Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1,
Video                    VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC

                           Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)
Audio                    Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG,
                           FLAC, AC-3, apt-X
                           Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording / Dual
Camera                     Video Call
                        
Features                   Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo,
                           Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face, Beauty Face,
                           HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports
                           Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share
                           Document, Play Games
                           Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader
                           Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air
                           Gesture, Air View
                           Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share
                           screen, 3-way calling)
Additional Features
                           Samsung WatchON
                           S Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice™ Drive, S Health
                           Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound

                           Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)
                           Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring
                         Samsung KNOX (B2B only)
                           Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude

                           Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google
Google Mobile Services   Talk,

                           Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads,
                           Voice Search
                           WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)

                           GPS / GLONASS
Connectivity            
                           NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)

                           IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0
                           Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity,
Sensor                   Gyro, Barometer

                           Temperature & Humidity, Gesture
                           16/ 32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to
Memory                   64GB)

                           2GB RAM
Dimension                136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g
Battery                  2,600 mAh
                           

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information
provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design,
pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the
product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

* Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google
Latitude, Google Play, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places,
Google Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.

*  Samsung GALAXY S 4 uses Corning’s new Gorilla® Glass 3 with Native Damage
Resistance™. This cover glass, Corning’s newest formulation, enables improved
damage and scratch resistance and reduced scratch visibility.

*  Blurb, the global creative publishing platform, partners with Samsung to
power worldwide book and magazine print production and fulfillment within the
GALAXY S 4’s new Story Album application. Users of Story Album will now be
able to automatically create professional quality print photo books and
magazines quickly and seamlessly from their camera phone images.

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.

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Contact:

Samsung Telecommunications America
Jessica Redman, 903-744-9111
j.redman@sta.samsung.com
 
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