The Samsung Galaxy S 4 can double as a gaming console

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 can double as a gaming console
The other day, we showed you the Samsung Game Pad accessory, but not for the reason that we are bringing it up tonight. Back then, we wanted to point out how the description of the pad mentioned that it would be fit screen sizes up to 6.3 inches which just so happens to match the alleged screen size for the Samsung GALAXY Note III.

With the Game Pad you can replace your console with the Samsung Galaxy S 4, using the HDMI port to connect it with your television or monitor. The controller uses Bluetooth to connect with the phone. When you're on the go, you can slip the handset into the Game Pad in landscape and play on the run. The accessory looks like a small Xbox360 controller "with dual analog sticks and shoulder, D-pad and four face buttons." It is powered by two AAA batteries.

The Samsung Game Pad will be available in May for an undisclosed price. The controller will be bundled with 8 games and 80 Android games will be ready at launch.

source: Forbes

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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52 Comments

1. pokerc

Posts: 60; Member since: May 24, 2012

Gimmick!

5. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Perhaps that's why it's called an 'accessory.'

17. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

You banged your head?? How on earth is this gimmick??

39. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Gimmick? Maybe not. Ugly? Yes! Lol the moga seems better to me

40. 0bsessions

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

The Moga certainly is more aesthetically pleasing, but I'm not sure if this thing won't be a bit more comfortable. I've played around with the Moga at a few Verizon stores and while it's sleek and very portable looking, it's also not entirely comfortable even in small doses. I can't imagine the kind of cramps from more extended play and I honestly have relatively small hands for a guy my height. I've been eyeing the Moga anyway, just because it looks like the best current solution for playing some games on my phone, but I may wait until this thing drops just so I can try both.

46. bongo3

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Try the Moga Pro

30. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

a smartphone itself is a gimmick.. lol go buy a nokia 3310..

36. oister85 unregistered

that's what I call Hater

47. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Troll!

2. cdnfreak

Posts: 26; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I want one, now please :)

3. chistoefurpuffer

Posts: 140; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

This device just keeps getting better and better.

18. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Yet the haters will keep on hating. Pathetic. Now go on, thumb me down, losers

25. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I thumbed you down even though I agree with you.

31. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Lol Thanks

4. polyploidy90

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Another reason why to go for S4 & not HTC or Sony is how samsung stands behind their products & keeping them always updated not just with offering newer android os versions but also with accessories & software like how they announced that all the new S4 software related features will be available on S3 beside getting the new keylime pie, this is how Sammy rules & will still rule despite the lack of innovation regarding S4 design. You can easily call this Game Pad innovaion.

13. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

If Sony puts in full hearted effort to bring Playstation games to their phones, it's game over for other manufacturers. Think about it... God of War, Metal Gear,... Games which only Sony holds the rights. Even Windows Phone 8 has tremendous potential if they can bring in old XBOX games, and any manufacturer adopting WP8 would be having good gaming capabilities. If only they to put more effort in bringing those old games to the platform. Sony has studios such as Sony Santa Monica, Microsoft has Microsoft Game Studios, 343 Industries with Halo rights... These two are sitting on some gold mines. They obviously can't bring the recent ones, they can atleast try resurrecting the older gems.

14. polyploidy90

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

I know they can but they didn't which is my whole point because if they did so no one will go and buy their PSPs. They are looking at growing their business from a different view.

20. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Yes, but you have to keep in mind developers always go where money is, ie the user base. According to surveys, only up to 20% of game developers will work for the next Xbox and ps4. And a vast majority will turn to Android and iOS. Some estimations say that consoles will sell only up to 35 million units this year. At the same time,, you'll see over 300 million high end smartphones and ~ 200 million tablets sold! Look at this device only! It has some 40-50 GFLOPS of processing power (ab)

22. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

..geesh, darned this posting system. Anyways, the S4 is already a very capable gaming device. The efficiency of mobile platform environment can make some games running on this, to look almost as good as a ps3 titles. And the S4 alone will likely sell more than 50 million units this year which will technically make it by far the most prominent gaming device released in 2013 (along with the iphone 5S, and iPad mini 2 i guess) So, don't expect any studio to release major mobile game titles skipping on those devices. It won't happen.

16. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

still no budget for that. hahaha S4 SOftware is phenomenal, I agree that, still Ill go for Xperia Z

23. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

You do know that you can connect Android phones to DS3 controller right? There are plenty of 3rd party controller that were made for Android ages ago. No "Game Pad" innovation here

26. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

I agree 100%.With the Galaxy S4 and current Galaxy Note 2 this accessorie will be great. Gotta get this before the launch of the Galaxy Note 3.

6. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Can't wait any more for S4 and accessories, SUPER!!!

7. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

That's pretty neat.

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

The console is a really good idea for samsung to bundle up as an accessory for the s4. They've even featured some games and apps that are compatible with this

9. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

So s4 rules...

10. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

the best thing about S4 is you have all the options in the world,almost nothing left unturn...i want this beast now!

11. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

you can find the original video on this site below.....and try to look for the review on S4 IR blaster and Watch ON you'll be surprise.... http://www.youtube.com/user/GamerHubVideos?feature=g-hist

12. syaiful.isnaini

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

i love s4

15. anshul0000 unregistered

stupid girl...

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