Samsung Launches Its Own Smartphone Gamepad for Android


With all the gaming consoles making their way to the market, Samsung came up with its own Smartphone Gamepad that transforms your Samsung Galaxy device into a mobile gaming console, and enhance gaming experience on the devices. Unlike other gamepads that are already available in the market, Samsung’s Smartphone GamePad is attachable to any device ranging from 4-inches to 6.3-inches, and can be done via Bluetooth pairing as well.

Samsung Smartphone GamePad

Samsung Galaxy devices running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, such as Galaxy Note 3, Note 2, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy SIII, enjoy more features compared to other Galaxy handsets and provides easy connectivity via NFC tag and quicker access to games via the “PLAY” button. Users can also connect their Galaxy device to their TV via HDMI cable or AllShare Screen Mirroring as well.

The Smartphone GamePad instantly transforms the user’s Galaxy smartphone or tablet into a portable gaming console or even a home console. Through its premium, easy-to-carry design and durable steel frame, GamePad is attachable to mobile devices ranging from 4-inches to 6.3-inches, 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.

The Smartphone GamePad comes with 8-way D-Pad, two analog sticks, four action buttons, two trigger buttons, Select and Start button, and lastly, the Play button which is exclusive to Samsung devices running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The GamePad comes with a Mobile Console apps, which gives users the ability to browse and purchase GamePad supported applications. GamePad is compatible with Android devices running Android 4.1 or higher, but some features are exclusive to Galaxy handsets, such as the Play button.

Samsung GamePad

As for the availability, Samsung says it’s available in selected European markets and will be available in other global markets in the coming weeks. Additionally, the Korean OEM didn’t reveal the price of the device. We’ll update you as soon as we hear anything about its pricing and the list of countries where its currently on sale.

Source: Samsung