Samsung Electronics has launched the Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console app to transform Galaxy smartphones or tablets into portable gaming consoles.
The Smartphone GamePad features Bluetooth 3.0, NFC connectivity, a wide range of control keys. Users can just clamp their smartphone on the GamePad for portable gaming or connect their device to their TV using an HDMI cable or AllShare Screen Mirroring for a home console feel.
In addition, the GamePad works in conjunction with the Mobile Console app to allow users to conveniently browse and purchase GamePad supported games like Need for Speed Most Wanted, Asphalt 8: Airborne, and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour.
Samsung Smartphone GamePad specs:
Compatible with Android 4.1 – 4.3
NFC 3.0 class 2
D-Pad (8 way)
2 Analog Sticks
4 Action buttons and 2 Trigger buttons
Select button and Start button
137.78 x 86.47 x 31.80mm
Rechargeable 160mA battery
The Smartphone GamePad is currently available in select European markets and will be available in additional regions in the coming weeks. Pricing is yet to be announced.