Samsung launches Smartphone Gamepad and Mobile console App

By | December 17, 2013

Samsung the undisputed leader in the smartphone world today announced the launch of it’s Smartphone Gamepad and Mobile console both of which when used simultaneously transforms your Android 4.1 and above device to a portable gaming console or even a home console. Samsung claims that it’s Gamepad will give an enhanced experience on it’s Galaxy range of  devices running Android 4.3 such as Galaxy Note 3, S4, Note II, and S III. Smartphone GamePad provides consumers with a fun, convenient, and advanced gaming experience anytime, anywhere.

Samsung Gamepad comes with a durable steel frame which is easy to carry and gives a premium feel. Gamepad can easily be attached to smartphone screens ranging between 4 to 6.3 inches allowing you to play your game anywhere anytime. Apart from that you may also transform it to a home console by mirroring your smartphone screen to your TV using an HDMI cable or you may connect in wireless  mode using AllShare Screen Mirroring.

Samsung Smartphone Gamepad

Samsung Smartphone Gamepad

Samsung has claimed that this Gamepad easily connects to your smartphone through bluetooth pairing. However there is a more convenient way to connect for Galaxy range of devices  running Android 4.3 such as Galaxy Note 3, S4, Note II, and S III via NFC tag and quicker access to games via the “PLAY” button.

Mobile Console app is what powers and connects Gamepad with your smartphone and it 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. This app opens up when we connect the Gamepad with smartphone and enables you to browse, purchase and play games.

As of date Mobile Console app features games across different genres like 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.

Samsung Gamepad Availability:

Currently Samsung Gamepad is available in select European markets and will also be released in additional markets in coming weeks.

Samsung Smartphone GamePad Specifications

Compatibility

Android OS 4.1 more (Optimized for Samsung devices with Android 4.3 more)

Connectivity

Bluetooth® v3.0, NFC(Samsung devices with Android 4.3 more)
3.0 class 2, HID

Control Keys

– D-Pad (8 way)
– 2 Analog Sticks
– 4 Action buttons and 2 Trigger buttons
– Select button and Start button
– PLAY button (Samsung devices with Android 4.3 more)

Dimension

137.78 x 86.47 x 31.80mm, 195g

Battery

 Rechargeable 160mA

Color

 Black
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