Samsung shows off a Game Pad for its Galaxy S4 smartphone

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Samsung’s Galaxy S4 will come with a game controller that can attach to the bottom of the new smartphone.

Mobile devices are becoming extremely popular among gamers, especially Android-powered ones as they can be customized much easier and support different modifications.

Now, Samsung is apparently looking to embrace gaming on its Galaxy smartphones and has just revealed a special prototype that can connect to devices via Bluetooth and act as a full-fledged console controller.

The top of the gamepad has a dock, and the layout of the controller is similar to the buttons on an Xbox 360 gamepad.

The device, which doesn’t have a formal name yet but is bundled as the Game Arcade, will work with the Galaxy S4 and Android Jelly Bean 4.2. You can play your games on the Android device and display them on a 1080p high-definition television.

The controller uses two triple-A batteries and has dual analog sticks, and it has shoulder buttons. It’s a lot smaller and lighter than typical game controllers.

The device is not compatible with earlier Samsung phones, and pricing hasn’t been revealed yet. The launch date is expected to be sometime in May.


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