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Say goodbye to waiting for your smartphone to catch up!


Samsung Galaxy S II 4G from Virgin Mobile Canada gives a whole new meaning to the words “fast” and “slim”

MISSISSAUGA (ONTARIO) June 29, 2011

Fans can get a sneak peek starting tonight at Virgin Mobile presents Katy Perry concerts across Canada

Forget those days – they’re so 2010! This summer, Virgin Mobile Canada will be releasing Samsung Mobile Canada’s GALAXY S II 4G – the thinnest smartphone of its kind with a dual-core processer that injects super speed into your device, so that everything you see on its 4.3” screen happens in lightning speed.

The GALAXY S II 4G uses Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system, and includes access to Samsung’s four new content and entertainment hubs, which integrate music, games, e-reading and social networking services into one quick access point.

“This is about bringing a whole new level of smartphone technology to our Members.  It’s going to mean instant gratification for games, social networking, news, music, Mobile TV — anything and everything you do on a smartphone — and making it happen faster.  All this wrapped up in a slimmer, sleeker package,” said Robert Blumenthal, president, Virgin Mobile Canada.

Virgin Mobile Angels will be teasing passers-by at the Katy Perry concert starting tonight with a sneak peek of this heavenly thin slice of technology.  Virgin Mobile Members will have to wait a little bit longer to get the smartphone for themselves, but can pre-register at www.virginmobile.ca to be among the first to get the details on the phone and a special offer too!

The Specs

Using a dual-core application processor and a super-speedy 4G network (21 megabits per second), the GALAXY S II 4G has the speed and power to make all other smartphones pale in comparison. The dual-core application processor lets Members browse the web faster, enjoy videos and play games with smoother streaming. It also means faster download speeds and shorter data transfer times for Bluetooth.

That extra speed will come in handy for those with an itchy pic-trigger finger, especially since the Samsung GALAXY S II 4G has been equipped with an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p full HD recording and playback, and a built-in LED flash. And, with Samsung’s patented AllShare technology, users can capture, create and share their experiences between their phone and other Samsung devices hassle-free.

"People kept telling us how much they love all the multimedia features of the Galaxy S, so this time around we decided to take that multimedia experience to a higher level,” said Paul Brannen, vice president of Samsung Mobile Canada. "This sets a new standard —a new standard that we will supersede with another new standard. That’s what we do and that’s what you can come to expect from Samsung.”

A Next Level of Viewing Experience

At the heart of the GALAXY S II 4G is Samsung’s new crystal-clear Super AMOLED Plus screen, the most advanced mobile visual display ever created. Having AMOLED Plus means having the best colour, contrast ratio and edge sharpness on the market today. Using RealStripe screen technology and a greatly increased sub-pixel count, Super AMOLED Plus makes images clearerand more detailed than ever before. The 4.3” screen offers a wider viewing angle and increased visibility outdoors, for an outstanding viewing experience.

Even with its unrivalled performance, the innovative Super AMOLED Plus display does not compromise battery performance. A significant reduction in power consumption from Super AMOLED display means it is also more energy-efficient than other comparably-sized devices, allowing Samsung to minimize device weight.

Availability

The Samsung GALAXY S II 4G will be available in the coming weeks on Virgin Mobile’s super-speedy network. For more information, please visit www.Samsung.com or sign up at www.virginmobile.ca to get the news on the phone before anyone else along with a special bonus offer.  

About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (SECA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., markets a broad range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, information systems, telecommunications and home appliance products.

SECA upholds Samsung’s mission to provide consumers with innovative digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology, quality, features, performance and value. The company oversees the Canadian operations of Samsung's consumer electronics and home appliance division, as well as its wireless terminals and information technology division.  

Samsung has been a global TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games since 1997 and has been a presenting sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay from 2004 to 2008.   Samsung is also a proud sponsor of Hockey Canada, Stars on Ice and is the official HDTV sponsor of the NFL.

For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864), and for more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Virgin Mobile Canada

Virgin Mobile Canada rewards, entertains and connects like no one else, delivering the hottest phones on the hottest 4G network.  Virgin Mobile Members also get access to must-see events, global roaming and award-winning service. 91percent of Members would also recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend.

The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 15 million customers worldwide.  Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations nationally including The Source, Virgin Mobile retail locations and additional retail partners. Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased online at www.virginmobile.ca or by calling 1-888-999-2321. Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/virginmobilecan and Twitter at twitter.com/virginmobilecan.

SAMSUNG MEDIA CONTACT:
Julie Smithers
APEX Public Relations
 (416) 924-4442 ext. 240
jsmithers@apexpr.com

VIRGIN MOBILE MEDIA CONTACT:
Erica Faltous
Virgin Mobile Canada
416-607-8412
erica.faltous@virginmobile.ca


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