DivX HD™ Certified Samsung GALAXY S™ Launches in Japan
New Android Smart Phone Delivers High Definition On-the-Go Movie Enjoyment
SAN DIEGO --November 2, 2010--DivX®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), and Samsung Electronics Co., LTD., a leading mobile provider, today announced that the Samsung GALAXY S™ SC-02B is available in Japan from NTT DOCOMO with DivX HD video playback at 720p resolution. The GALAXY S is the world's first Android™ mobile phone that is DivX Certified for high definition and the second DivX Certified phone from Samsung to launch in the region.
To enjoy high-quality video on the go, consumers simply load their library of DivX standard definition and high definition 720p videos on the smart phoneʼs internal and external memory. Connecting the GALAXY S to other DivX Certified devices such as HDTVs, turns the smart phone into a powerful set-top box capable of broadcasting video content in the living room on the large screen. DivX technology is used to power a high-quality online video experience by millions of consumers around the world, with consumers launching the DivX video player over 250 million times per month. The GALAXY S supports the secure playback of the broad range of DivX content,including Hollywood movies.
"We are pleased to be collaborating with Samsung on its pioneering GALAXY S that is helping set a new benchmark for high-quality mobile movie enjoyment,” said Matt Milne, Executive Vice President and General Manager, DivX. “DivX Certification helps manufacturers enhance and extend device media capabilities and satisfy consumersʼ demand for exceptional entertainment experiences anywhere.”
Available in the United States, Europe and Asia, the GALAXY S has a large 4-inch super AMOLED display, which delivers an unrivaled screen quality for a better viewing experience. Powered by a 1GHz processor, the Galaxy S dazzles with amazing 3-D graphics, faster upload and download times, and a rich multimedia and gaming experience. As an Android-powered device, the GALAXY S also provides access to the millions of applications from SAMSUNG Apps as well as Googleʼs Android Market and DOCOMO Market.
"Samsung continues to launch feature-rich devices packed with innovative technologies," said YH Lee, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics. "By achieving DivX HD Certification, we're giving our customers the freedom to not only enjoy their DivX videos on the road, but also the ability to easily connect to other consumer electronics devices and enjoy the same content at home on the big screen."
DivX Certified phones are all tested to guarantee high-quality DivX video playback. DivX technology produces highly compressed video that requires minimal storage for the highest quality media experience on a mobile platform for viewing anytime, anywhere. Products that bear the DivX Certified logo have undergone a rigorous testing program to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience, including reliable video creation and playback, interoperability with other DivX Certified devices, and the visual quality users expect from DivX.
DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the “three screens” comprising todayʼs consumer media environment—the PC, television and mobile devices. Over 300 million DivX devices have shipped into the market worldwide from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home. For more information about DivX, visit www.divx.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digitalconvergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units:Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Sonic Solutions
Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC) enables digital media from Hollywood to Home. For more than a decade, Sonic products, service, and technology brands including Roxio®, RoxioNow™, DivX®, and MainConcept, have fueled home entertainment, powered rich digital media functionality on a range of platforms for a variety of partners, and inspired unique personal media experiences for hundreds of millions of consumers. Sonic technologies are now combining to deliver a universal platform for Hollywood Studios, retailers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and PC OEMs that provides consumers instant access to premium entertainment from virtually anywhere. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California. Learn more at www.sonic.com.
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