Samsung Electronics today introduced the Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console app to enhance the gaming experience on its line of Galaxy devices. Launched in response to the rapidly expanding global mobile gaming market, Smartphone GamePad means that anyone with a compatible Samsung Galaxy device can enjoy a fun, convenient and advanced gaming experience anytime, anywhere.
The Smartphone GamePad instantly transforms your Galaxy smartphone or tablet into a portable gaming console or even a home console. Thanks to its premium, easy-to-carry design and durable steel frame, GamePad is attachable to mobile devices ranging from 4-inches to 6.3-inches, meaning you can play games wherever you are. You can also connect your Galaxy devices to your TV through an HDMI cable or AllShare Screen Mirroring allowing you to enjoy a video game console experience from your living room*.
GamePad easily connects with smartphones and tablets through Bluetooth pairing. Features optimised for Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 4.3 – including the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note II, and Galaxy S III – enable easy connectivity with GamePad via NFC tag and quicker access to games via the “PLAY” button.
With just a tap of the “PLAY” button, you can easily access the Mobile Console app, Samsung’s new integrated game launching app, that opens in conjunction with GamePad to allow you to conveniently browse and purchase game pad supported games.
You can save money by enjoying reasonably priced console-quality games without the expense of additional gaming systems, as Mobile Console features games across a variety of categories, including traditional racing titles such as EA’s Need for Speed™ Most Wanted and Gameloft’s Asphalt8: Airborne, first-person shooter titles such as Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, sports titles such as SEGA’s Virtua Tennis™ Challenge, and action titles such as Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame.
The Mobile Console app is available for download through Samsung Apps or by tapping the GamePad’s ”PLAY” button, and offers 35 dedicated games at launch with much more to come in 2014. The GamePad is currently available in select European markets and will be available in the UK in the coming weeks. The availability of the GamePad varies by market.
Samsung Smartphone GamePad Product Specifications
|Compatibility||Android OS 4.1 or more (Optimised for Samsung devices with Android 4.3 or more)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® v3.0, NFC(Samsung devices with Android 4.3 or more)
|Control Keys|| – D-Pad (8 way)
– 2 Analogue Sticks
– 4 Action buttons and 2 Trigger buttons
– Select button and Start button
– PLAY button (Samsung devices with Android 4.3 or more)
|Dimension||137.78 x 86.47 x 31.80mm, 195g|