It is good news for gamers as Samsung has introduced today the Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console app to enhance the gaming experience on Samsung’s popular line of Galaxy devices. This has been launched in response to the rapidly expanding global mobile gaming market, especially with the huge response which recently introduced Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One gaming consoles, are receiving worldwide.
According to Samsung, the Smartphone GamePad instantly transforms the user’s Galaxy smartphone or tablet into a portable gaming console or even a home console. It has easy-to-carry design with durable steel frame, and can be attached to mobile devices ranging from 4-inches to 6.3-inches, and will allowing users to play games wherever they are. Users can also connect Galaxy devices to their TV through an HDMI cable or AllShare Screen Mirroring for video game console experience from their living room.
GamePad easily connects with smartphones and tablets through Bluetooth pairing. The most convenient features optimized for Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 4.3 such as Galaxy Note 3, S4, Note II, and S III enable easy connectivity with GamePad via NFC tag and quicker access to games via the “PLAY” button.
Samsung further claims that it is very easy to access the Mobile Console app with just a tap of the “PLAY” button. Samsung’s new integrated game launching app opens in conjunction with GamePad to allow users to conveniently browse and purchase game pad supported games. Users 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 is currently available in select European markets and will be available in additional regions in the coming weeks. The availability of the GamePad will vary for each market keeping in view of local taxes.
Smartphone GamePad Product 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
– 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