Singapore, May 27, 2010 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, announced that the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S (Model: GT-I9000) smartphone will be available to SingTel Group customers from 4 June 2010. SingTel will be the first in the world to introduce Galaxy S in Singapore, followed by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Optus, and regional associates, AIS, Globe and Telkomsel.
“Being the first operator globally to introduce the breakthrough Samsung Galaxy S is a landmark as it puts SingTel customers ahead of the world. With a combined regional mobile customer base of 293 million, SingTel can leverage that buying power to secure the latest in handset and service innovations. SingTel's collaboration with Samsung to introduce this breakthrough device signifies its commitment to be a multimedia solutions company as well as its commitment to bring latest device and best mobile experience to its customers.
“Samsung, the world’s largest TV manufacturer brings its innovative multimedia expertise to this mobile phone. Our customers will be the envy in the market, being the first to enjoy this powerful AndroidÔ 2.1 multimedia smartphone with an ultra-responsive SUPER AMOLED screen. Our value-packed Galaxy 3G price plans at launch offer our customers additional talk time, live MobileTV viewing and unlimited music downloads from the award-winning AMPed music service for an enhanced multimedia mobile experience,” said Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Executive Vice President, Consumer Group, SingTel.
SUPER AMOLED brilliant screen and Android 2.1 up the ante
The AndroidÔ 2.1 Samsung Galaxy S, first unveiled at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 in March this year, is designed to provide immersive, intelligent and integrated experiences, with the power to enrich people’s lives through best-in-class services and technologies. The Galaxy S will allow users around the world to experience the “Smart Life”, which Samsung anticipates will shift the way consumers view smartphones and how they interact with them in their daily lives.
Samsung believes that the Android-powered Galaxy S will set a new standard for smartphones. “The Galaxy S, with its best-of-class technology and features, will appeal to the growing number of Singaporeans who are increasingly connected and demand more from their mobile phones,” said Mr Sung-Hyun Moon, Managing Director, Samsung Asia Pte Ltd. “The Galaxy S is the perfect device for people who want that extra edge in both their personal and professional lives.”
The Galaxy S’ highly responsive 4-inch SUPER AMOLED display delivers ultra-brilliant and clear images, offering a viewing experience second to none. With 80% less reflectivity, images stay bright and clear, even outdoors in the sun and when viewed from an angle.
The mDNIe (mobile Digital Natural Image engine) – a technology used in Samsung’s best-selling LCD and LED TVs – boasts an even sharper and crisper viewing experience for photos, videos, and e-books. With the super fast 1GHz processor and HD video play and record functions, the Galaxy S creates a perfect environment to record, edit and play HD video, to browse the Internet, and to read e-books. Coupled with its SUPER AMOLED display, Galaxy S is perfect for watching videos and Mobile TV.
Android Market applications, Social Hub feature for a simple and smarter life
A variety of applications from the Android MarketÔ allows users to extend the benefits and excitement of their smartphone experience. Users also have access to GoogleÔ mobile services such as Google SearchÔ, GmailÔ, and Google MapsÔ.
Multi-tasking is a breeze with Galaxy S smart applications, which allow users to update social networking accounts like Facebook, check emails, listen to music and send messages without having to open and close applications. With Bluetooth functionalities, the Samsung Galaxy S makes sharing contacts and favourite files child’s play. Users can stay connected with social networks through Social HubTM, which offers convenient, single-point access to all email accounts, calendars and personal contacts. The impressive battery life offers users up to six hours of continuous talktime.
Value-packed price plans for an enhanced Multimedia Mobile Experience
SingTel is introducing three enhanced Galaxy 3G Flexi price plans at launch from $39/month to bring customers an enhanced multimedia experience. Customers will enjoy unlimited LIVE MobileTV Basic Pack viewing for up to 24 months, free additional 200 minutes of talktime*, free local mobile data of 12GB (capped at $30), plus free access to the award-winning SingTel AMPed offering unlimited music downloads. The Samsung Galaxy S is available from as low as $0, on selected SingTel Mobile plans.
Super Junior performs LIVE in Singapore, for the first time
Korean singing sensation Super Junior will hold its inaugural ‘live’ performance in Singapore to kickstart the launch celebration activities for Samsung Galaxy S. The first 800 customers to purchase the Galaxy S from www.singtel.com/galaxyS from 27 May will receive one pair of tickets to Super Junior’s exclusive performance on 6 June. SingTel customers can also view post-event videos of Super Junior’s exclusive performance directly on their Galaxy S via SingTel’s MobileTV channel.
Galaxy 3G Flexi Lite Plan
Galaxy 3G Flexi
Galaxy 3G Flexi Plus Plan
FREE INCOMING CALLS
FREE Local Outgoing Calls
Additional Talktime for Family & Friends!*
Extra 200 minutes free talktime
Free MobileTV Basic Pack
Enjoy FREE 24 months MobileTV viewing on your Galaxy S!
Free viewing is applicable to 4 channels on Basic Pack :
Channel NewsAsia – An Asian TV news channel that provides news and information on global developments with Asian perspectives.
Bloomberg TV - Real-time financial news from the world's unrivalled financial authority.
ETTV Asia - Taiwanese news channel specially designed for Asian viewers.
Dragon TV - Leading Mandarin channel from Shanghai, offering news, lifestyle programmes and more.
FREE Local Data Usage
Capped at $30/month for unlimited usage
FREE SingTel AMPed
Unlimited song downloads with no data charges from AMPed Music Store
* Applicable only when calling to SingTel and SingTel Mobile numbers.
Galaxy S (I9000) Product Specifications
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
3G (900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz)
EDGE, GPRS Class 12
GSM Quad Band (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)
4.0” WVGA 16M SUPER AMOLED (480x800) with mDNIe
5.0 mega-pixel Camera + VGA Video Telephony Camera, Auto focus, Continuous
HD video playing & recording (1280 x 720) up to 30fps
Playback: DivX, XviD, H.263, MPEG4, WMV
Recording: H.263 (.3gp format)
MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Integrated Messaging ‘Social Hub’ (basic)
Android Market for more applications and contents
Augmented Reality with Layar Reality Browser
1 GHz Application Processor
SMS/ MMS/ Email/ Exchange ActiveSync
Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity
Offline & No SIM Mode, Handwriting Recognition: English & Simplified Chinese
RSS Reader, Mobile Widgets
Bluetooth Technology v 3.0
USB v2.0 (High-Speed)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile AP (wireless Internet tethering)
16GB / 8GB, external memory slot (up to 32GB)
64.2 x 122.4 x 9.9mm, 118g
Talktime: 13 hours (2.5G), 6.7 hours (3G)
Standby: 250 hours (2.5G), 200 hours (3G)
* Product specifications are subject to change without notice.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of seven independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
SingTel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best global communications solutions to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond.
With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that includes voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms, as well as infocomm technology and pay TV.
To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, SingTel has a network of 37 offices in 20 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. These offices enable SingTel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners.
The Group also has major investments in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 293 million customers in eight markets.
SingTel employs more than 23,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$16.87 billion (US$11.82 billion) and net profit after tax of S$3.91 billion (US$2.74 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2010. More information can be found @ www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au.