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Telefónica joins forces with Samsung to launch the Galaxy S4 globally


- Telefónica and Samsung continue to enhance their partnership to bring the new device to market across a number of countries worldwide.

Madrid - Telefónica and Samsung Electronics have further strengthened their partnership by joining forces to launch the brand new GALAXY S4 Smartphone across Telefónica’s global channels. Telefónica, the world’s fifth largest mobile operator, with networks across Europe and Latin America, will launch the new Samsung GALAXY S4 in Spain, UK, Germany, Ireland, Czech Republic, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panamá, Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua and México.

Starting April 27th the new Samsung GALAXY S4 will be available with LTE version only in Europe and both 3G and LTE versions in Latin America, with the LTE versions available first in Brazil and Chile and later in the rest of the Latin American countries.

In March this year, Samsung announced the arrival of the GALAXY S4, designed to bring consumers closer to what matters in life and unite people’s worlds together. The new device comes with amazing new technology such as the dual camera, Smart Scroll and S Translator. Telefónica has high expectations for the success of the GALAXY S4, the next generation of the highly successful GALAXY S III, which still retains the top spot within smartphone sales.

“The Samsung GALAXY S4 is second to none consumer experience that will help to take a big step forward in the high-end Smartphone category. Movistar, Vivo and O2 customers will be enjoying soon a different value proposition in mobile internet. We are delighted to be partnering to bring this experience to market across a number of our global channels with the best services and tariffs deliver by us. Industry paradigm is going to be changed and we welcome more alternatives” commented Marieta del Rivero, Group Devices Director at Telefónica Global Resources.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Telefónica to launch the new GALAXY S4 across all their markets globally.” said Young Lee, Executive Vice President and President of European Telecommunication Operation at Samsung. “Samsung GALAXY S4 actively addresses the customers’ daily needs of their life with many enhanced features. Following the great success of GALAXY S III, I am confident that Samsung GALAXY S4 will achieve again record-breaking sales in Europe thanks to mobile operators’ strong and trust-worthy support. Samsung GALAXY S4 is yet another great proof point of people-inspired innovation and we are proud that Telefónica will be offering the GALAXY S4 to its subscribers globally.”

A rich life is one that’s filled with meaningful moments and the GALAXY S4 captures and shares those special moments. The GALAXY S4 has the world’s first Full HD Super AMOLED display to showcase images at their very best. Its 5-inch large screen has 441ppi for stunning viewing quality. The Samsung GALAXY S4 also utilizes Corning’s new Gorilla® Glass 3*, making it a durable travel companion for all of life’s adventures.

Equipped with a 13 megapixel rear camera, the GALAXY S4 also boasts a ‘Dual Camera’ function that allows simultaneous use of both front and rear cameras. The camera functionality extends beyond Dual Camera, as the device is also equipped with 12 outstanding shooting modes including ‘Drama Shot’, which allows you to see all the action in one continuous time-lapse, and ‘Sound & Shot’, which uniquely stores sound and voice together as the picture is taken so those special moments are captured in the truest form imaginable, exactly as they happened.

With its ‘Group Play’ function, users can enjoy music, photos, documents and games with those around them without even requiring a Wi-Fi AP or cellular signal. This innovative feature enables users to connect directly with others to share, play and co-create content and entertainment instantly. Its ‘Share Music’ option allows users to have the same song playing on multiple phones in sync to create the best party atmosphere.

‘Samsung Smart Pause’ enables you to control the screen by where you look. When you are watching a video, the video pauses when you look away then it starts right up again when you are back. ‘Air View’ allows users to hover with their fingers to preview the content of an email, S Planner, image gallery or video without having to open it. You can even see a magnified view on the internet browser, or a phone number saved in the speed dial on the keypad. With ‘Air Gesture’, you can change the music track, scroll up and down a web page, or accept a call with a wave of your hand.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 Product Specifications:

- Network

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

4G (LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps) : up to 6 different band sets(Dependent on market)

- Display

5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080) display, 441 ppi

- AP

1.9 GHz Quad-Core Processor / 1.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor

The selection of AP will be differed by markets.

- OS

Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

- Camera

Main(Rear): 13 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS

Sub (Front): 2 Mega pixel camera, Full HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS

- Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC

Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)

- Audio

Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X

- Camera Features

Dual Camera: Dual Shot / Dual Recording/ Dual Video Call

Drama Shot, Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, Cinema Photo, Eraser, Night, Best Photo, Best Face,

Beauty Face, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Panorama, Sports

- Additional Features

Group Play: Share Music, Share Picture, Share Document, Play Games

Story Album, S Translator, Optical Reader

Samsung Smart Scroll, Samsung Smart Pause, Air Gesture, Air View,

Samsung Hub, ChatON (Voice/Video Call, Share screen, 3-way calling)

Samsung WatchON

S Travel (Trip Advisor), S Voice™ Drive, S Health

Samsung Adapt Display, Samsung Adapt Sound

Auto adjust touch sensitivity (Glove friendly)

Safety Assistance, Samsung Link, Screen Mirroring

Samsung KNOX (B2B only)

- Google Mobile Services

Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude

Google Play Store, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads, Voice Search

- Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80)


NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0 (LE)

IR LED (Remote Control), MHL 2.0

- Sensor

Accelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer

Temperature & Humidity, Gesture

- Memory

16/ 32/ 64 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)


- Dimension

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g

- Battery

2,600 mAh

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

* Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play, Google Plus. YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.

* Samsung GALAXY S4 uses Corning’s new Gorilla® Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance™. This cover glass, Corning’s newest formulation, enables improved damage and scratch resistance and reduced scratch visibility.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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About Telefónica

Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation and number of customers. From this outstanding position in the industry, and with its mobile, fixed and broadband businesses as the key drivers of its growth, Telefónica has focused its strategy on becoming a leading company in the digital world. The company has a significant presence in 24 countries and a customer base that amounts close to 316 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy. For more information about Telefónica, visit


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