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
-A clever move: conclude an O2 Blue All-in tariff and get a mobile phone insurance free for two months
-Simultaneous launch of O2 LTE 4G in Düsseldorf
MUNICH. 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, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua and Mexico.
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 consumers 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."

Telefónica Germany is offering the Samsung GALAXY S4

At Telefónica Germany, customers can get the new Samsung GALAXY S4 across all distribution channels like Internet on www.o2online.de with only a one euro deposit. Accordingly, there are tariffs O2 Blue All-in which always include unlimited calls and texts. They also include flat-rates for surfing the Internet and can be purchased starting at 19.99 euros. Further information about the Samsung GALAXY S4 and purchase orders are available at http://www.o2online.de/goto/samsung-galaxy-s4 A special offer for self-employed and entrepreneurs is available at: http://www.o2online.de/business/selbstaendige/firmenhandy/samsung-galaxy-s4/

Always on the safe side: The suitable O2 smartphone insurance

Furthermore, O2 customers can take out a smartphone insurance to protect their new Samsung GALAXY S4 for the next 24 months. Most exclusive: Customers concluding a smartphone insurance policy for their Samsung GALAXY S4 bought via Telefónica until 30 June 2013, the second and third month will be for free. Further information about the insurance or how to conclude: www.o2.de/handyversicherung

Now in Dusseldorf as well: Surf the Internet in more and more areas with O2 LTE high-speed with the Samsung GALAXY S4

Starting April 26 - one day before the official launch of Samsung GALAXY S4 - O2 LTE 4G für unterwegs will be available in the high-speed area Düsseldorf. After the high-speed areas Munich, Nuremberg, Dresden, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Cologne, O2 customers in Düsseldorf now can also benefit from considerably higher speeds of up to 50 Mbps while surfing the Internet with their mobile phones. LTE is included as a standard feature in the tariffs O2 Blue All-in L and XL up to a 2 respectively 5 GB data volume. As a trial offer: By conclusion of the tariff O2 Blue All-in M, customers can test LTE for free for 12 months.
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): 800/900/1800/2600
Display4,9 inch Full HD Super AMOLED (1080 1920) display
OSAndroid 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
VideoCodec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark, HEVC Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)
AudioCodec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) GPS / GLONASS
Memory16 GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB) | 2GB RAM
Dimension136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm, 130g
Battery2,600 mAh
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com. Samsung Electronics EHQ Helen Farrier European PR Manager Tel: +44-7717 662691 email: Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard, and its wholly-owned, operationally active subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brand O2. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed Internet. Telefónica Europe has more than 103 million mobile and fixed network customers in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.