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Samsung Canadian Celebrates a Night of Infinite Possibilities with Exclusive GALAXY S 4 events

April 26, 2013

Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto celebrate with simultaneous preview
events, which included top Canadian talent and a musical hologram
experience by Feist

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ – Samsung Canada, the leading
supplier of mobile phones in the Canadian marketplace, celebrated the
upcoming launch of the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S 4 last
night, with regional launch parties in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto.
The truly Canadian launch events featured celebrated Canadian bands -
Dragonette in Montreal, STARS in Vancouver, and Walk Off The Earth in
Toronto.  Additionally Feist performed live simultaneously in all 3
cities as a hologram.

The GALAXY S 4 was developed to redefine the way consumers live and make
every moment of life meaningful, which is why Samsung pushed the
boundaries of musical performance and worked with Musion – a World
Leading Holographic Display company.  Their once in a lifetime illusion
delivered an incredible 3-D performance from Feist, giving fans in all
three cities a connected, unique musical event. Feist’s performance
brought a new level to innovative fan experiences, allowing her to
connect with Canadian fans like never before.

“To get a chance to be a hologram is kind of playing into every
childhood fantasy dream of the magic of smoke and mirrors and really
lives up to a lot of my dreams in terms of the things I have been
trying to do live for years,” said Feist.

“Last night, we rocked Canada from coast to coast with performances from
amazing musical acts along with an innovative holograph performance
from Feist, ” said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business
Solutions, Samsung Canada. “To launch the highly anticipated Samsung
GALAXY S 4, we were able to celebrate with an event that was just as
unique as the GS 4 itself.”

Adding to the Canadian spirit of the tri-regional event was the
spectacular set design from Canadian-based company InFrame Design. With
over 15 years of experience in lighting, video and production design,
InFrame Design has created spectacular and memorable visual experiences
for Canadian event and TV audiences on shows such as the Juno Awards,
Battle of the Blades, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, and Big Brother
Canada.

Device Availability:
The Samsung GALAXY S 4 is available to pre-order from Canadian carriers
and retail partners with device pick-up commencing on April 27(th), and in-store availability starting May 3(rd).  At Canadian launch, two color options will be available – Black Mist
and White Frost; with additional color options to follow later this
year.  For further product information and availability, please visit www.samsung.com/gs4 

Follow Samsung Canada @ facebook.com/SamsungCanada or on twitter @SamsungCanada for additional updates.

Musical Performance Information:

To add to her long line of accomplishments, last night was a first for
Feist, with her holographic appearance. Best known for her 2004 Juno
award winning album Let It Die, which parlayed in to worldwide success
with 2007′s The Reminder, which earned her four Grammy nominations, six
Juno wins, and the Shortlist Music Prize. Most recently Feist released
a 12-song album “Metals”, which won the Polaris Prize and is known for
songs that range from low rumbling and moody ambiences.

Dragonette’s performance rocked the house with a few fan favourites and
new release, Run Run Run. Currently Dragonette is promoting their new
album “Bodyparts”, with an upcoming North American tour kicking off in
May.

In Toronto, Samsung and fans alike were treated to Walk Off The Earth’s
explosive, multi-instrumental musical extravaganza that has been taking
the world by storm. Currently promoting their new full-length album,
“R.E.V.O.”, featuring 10 brand new songs, including their hit single -
“Red Hands”, audiences reveled in the up close and personal
performance.

Fresh from an appearance at Coachella, indie sensation – STARS preformed
their hit tracks for the Vancouver audience.  Over the course of more
than a decade together, STARS has consistently proven themselves, with
critically acclaimed albums, including the most recent “The North”.

About Samsung Electronics Canada

Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning
consumer electronics including televisions, smartphones, personal
computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices,
semiconductors and LED solutions. The Canadian arm, selected as one of
Canada’s Top 10 Marketers of the Year in 2012 by Marketing Magazine,
upholds Samsung’s global mission to open new possibilities for people
everywhere, providing users premium experiences that are unparalleled
due to Samsung’s innovative technology and stylish design. As a result,
Samsung has become a true leader in the consumer electronics industry
both in terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2012,
Samsung was ranked #9 in the Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands”
breaking the top ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast
Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011″.

To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com 

Follow Samsung Canada at facebook.com/SamsungCanada or on Twitter @SamsungCanada.

SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

Image with caption: “Samsung Canada celebrated the launch of the highly anticipated GALAXY S 4 in true Canadian style at simultaneous preview parties in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto with celebrated Canadian Bands: Dragonette, STARS, Walk off the Earth and a special nation-wide holographic appearance by Feist (CNW Group/Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130426_C8965_PHOTO_EN_26042.jpg


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