Samsung Mobile, the leading mobile phone brand in Canada, today announced the upcoming Canadian availability of its highly anticipated Galaxy S™ smartphone. The Android 2.1-powered Galaxy S smartphone will bring users a fully integrated entertainment, messaging and social networking experience packaged in an alluring, streamlined design surrounding a stunning 4-inch display. 

“The mobile device industry offers a dizzying variety of options. For the Samsung Galaxy S™, we hand picked and built upon the best of the bunch. From the Google Android platform and thousands of applications, to a phone screen that is directly related to Samsung’s best TV technology, the Galaxy S will be the most brilliant smartphone of the year,” said Paul Brannen, vice president, Samsung Mobile. 

Smart design with a super smart screen 

Seeing is truly believing with the Samsung Galaxy S. Featuring one of the largest touchscreens on the market to date, the 4-inch Super AMOLED display truly serves as the nerve centre of the device. The dazzling bright screen provides users with unrivalled picture clarity – even in harsh lighting conditions and direct sunlight. Playing games, viewing movies and photos has never been clearer and less reflective – even outdoors. Better yet, the Super AMOLED display features anti-smudge technology – which makes annoying thumb print smudges a thing of the past. 

Brilliant performance and speed 

Powered by the open and innovative Android 2.1 platform, the Galaxy S will have the full support of the Google Mobile Services including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market, allowing users to customize their experience with more than 60000 exciting and useful applications. 

The powerful 1 GHz processor allows users to surf, play and share with speed, keeping them fully connected anywhere and at anytime. Outfitted with 3D sound capabilities, users are offered surround-sound stereo quality – even when listening on hard-wired headphones. 

In addition, the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone is designed with a six-axis sensor that combines the smartphone’s accelerometer and gyroscope to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right. The Galaxy S smartphone’s user interface also supports a series of advanced touch screen gesture capabilities including multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical and horizontal swiping. This series of versatile gestures provide easier and quicker access to many applications including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos. 

Social Hub and TouchWiz 3.0 

The Galaxy S makes staying connected to your social networks a breeze through Social Hub, an integrated social networking feature that brings together social networks service (SNS) like Facebook and Twitter, along with the user’s messages, personal and business email, calendars and contacts. 

Samsung’s latest TouchWiz 3.0 user interface gives a tactile, intuitive user experience, and includes iconic new features such as motion UI, Smart Unlock and a customizable widget screen. 

Brilliant Features 

Messaging is simple and easy with the touch-screen QWERTY keyboard and Swype technology, which allows users to input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard. 

This brilliant smartphone is also packed full of features that enhance users’ daily life including a 5.0 megapixel camera / camcorder with auto-focus and HD video recording, MP3 player, 3.5 millimetre headphone jack and expandable memory for photos, videos and music up to 32 GB. 

In addition, the Galaxy S smartphone features best-in-class entertainment features, including future access to Samsung Media Hub, a library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment. The Galaxy S smartphone features Samsung’s All Share application, which enables inter-device connectivity through DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), allowing users to send video content wirelessly to other DLNA-enabled devices, such as TV’s, monitors and computers, allowing for a rich, interactive entertainment experience.