Samsung Galaxy S Receives DivX HD Support

August 25, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

What would you say if you could use that vibrant Super AMOLED screen from your Galaxy S model, to watch DivX HD videos on it? Well now you will be able to do that, because Samsung Galaxy S has become the first certified Android phone to support DivX HD.

This means you will be able to play 720p videos on your phone, or at regular resolution if you so choose. The video is not going to show up in 720p resolution though, because your screen resolution is only 800×480, not 1280×720. But once Android 3.0 comes out we should be able to do that too on new phones.

If you don’t own a Galaxy S, and you want to play DivX on your Android phone, too, check out the Rockplayer app from the Market.

Full press release:

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — DivX, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIVX), a leading digital media company, and Samsung Electronics Co. LTD, a leading mobile provider, today announced that the Galaxy Sâ„¢ is now DivX Certified® for HD video playback at 720p resolution. The Galaxy S is the world’s first Androidâ„¢ mobile phone that is DivX Certified for HD and the second overall DivX HD Certified phone, following the successful launch of the Samsung Wave.

Now 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 more than 70,000 applications from Android Market.

To enjoy DivX video on the Galaxy S, consumers can load their video libraries of both standard definition and HD 720p movies in the DivX format on the internal and external memory (expandable to 32GB) and then watch their collections anywhere they choose. In addition, the Galaxy S can connect directly to other DivX Certified devices, such as HDTVs, turning it into a powerful mobile set-top box in the living room. The Galaxy S will also support the secure playback of major Hollywood titles in the DivX format from leading studios.

“The Galaxy S has exploded in popularity, and we are very excited to join Samsung in promoting its new DivX HD capabilities,” said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer, DivX, Inc. “We’re pleased that Samsung recognizes the importance of the DivX brand in providing their consumers with a seamless, high-quality entertainment experience.”

“Samsung continues to launch feature-rich devices packed with innovative technologies,” said Younghee Lee, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics. “By obtaining DivX HD Certification of our new Android-powered multimedia smart phone, we’re giving our customers the freedom to enjoy their DivX videos up to 720p at home and on the go.”

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.
For more information about DivX, visit www.divx.com.
About DivX
DivX, Inc. is a leading digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the “three screens” comprising today’s consumer media environment—the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 300 million DivX devices have shipped into the market 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.
On June 2, 2010, DivX, Inc. and Sonic Solutions announced a proposed merger transaction. Sonic Solutions has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the proposed merger and both companies intend to mail a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents to Sonic and DivX shareholders following such time that the registration statement is declared effective by the SEC.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence 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.

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