Samsung GamePad for smartphones unveiled; Aims to bring Android gaming up by a notch


The very gamepad that Samsung hoped to make available alongside their flagship smartphone, Galaxy S4, is finally here. Was it worth the wait?

The gamepad which is now a complete redesign from what was showcased previously boasts support for Android devices running v4.1 and up, with screen sizes ranging from 4 inches to 6.3 inches. In other words, you will be able to use the device with every phone as small as the Samsung Galaxy S Advance to the mammoth Galaxy Mega 6.3. The South Korean giant also unveiled an app which would work in conjunction with a ‘Play’ button on the gamepad; albeit with only a handful Samsung devices supported (by the app).

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At launch, Samsung confirmed compatibility with 35 major titles including Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The GamePad hooks to your Android smartphone using a Bluetooth connection, and comes with a rechargeable battery. However, the GamePad is only made available in Europe for now, with availability in other markets on the cards.

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10 Comments

  1. Brian Jackson
    December 17, 2013

    Do you think it will only work with a phone or would it work with an Android TV box?

    • December 17, 2013

      Very interesting, didn’t think of that. Would work with a TV box I’d guess..

      • Brian Jackson
        December 17, 2013

        Probably will..quote Slashgear(not Yashgear): “If you want to go big-screen with your mobile gaming, the GamePad lets you do that through a number of methods. You can connect your mobile device directly to your HDTV via an HDMI cable, wirelessly via AllShare screen mirroring — or through Samsung’s “Smart Dock”. The multimedia dock connects to a TV through an HDMI cable. In turn, the mobile device feeds HDMI-quality content to the dock, and the GamePad controls the mobile device via Bluetooth.”

  2. Brian Jackson
    December 17, 2013

    Do you think it will only work with a phone or would it work with an Android TV box?

    • Yash Garg
      December 17, 2013

      Very interesting, didn’t think of that. Would work with a TV box I’d guess..

    • Brian Jackson
      December 17, 2013

      Probably will..quote Slashgear(not Yashgear): “If you want to go big-screen with your mobile gaming, the GamePad lets you do that through a number of methods. You can connect your mobile device directly to your HDTV via an HDMI cable, wirelessly via AllShare screen mirroring — or through Samsung’s “Smart Dock”. The multimedia dock connects to a TV through an HDMI cable. In turn, the mobile device feeds HDMI-quality content to the dock, and the GamePad controls the mobile device via Bluetooth.”

  3. louisclub
    December 18, 2013

    looks interesting, i would like to see specs like how thin is it, and if there are R and L buttons. the D-pad also looks weird, almost look the same as the joystick.

  4. Guest
    December 18, 2013

    looks interesting, i would like to see specs like how thin is it, and if there are R and L buttons. the D-pad also looks weird, almost look the same as the joystick.

  5. IloveJapan
    December 18, 2013

    Is it compatible with real racing 3 ?

  6. IloveJapan
    December 18, 2013

    Is it compatible with real racing 3 ?