Samsung has just released Smartphone GamePad in a few European countries, more to follow soon. This is one of Samsung’s few attempts at a gaming device for Android, and it looks fairly well. First of all, the device is compatible with mobile devices ranging from 4 to 6.3 inches due to its design. This design features an eight way d-pad, for action buttons, two analog sticks, two trigger buttons, a start button, a select button, and a play button.
The GamePad connects with the tablet or Galaxy phone with a NFC tag, a connection that according to Samsung can be done with the play button very fast. If the device isn’t a Galaxy, the GamePad will use Bluetooth to connect with it. Samsung also encourages people to use a compatible Mobile Console app with the device, a Mobile Console app allows users to see what apps are compatible with the device.
At the moment, there are a number of popular games available for the device, including titles like Need for Speed Most Wanted, Asphalt8: Airborne, Zero Hour, Modern Combat 4, Virtua Tennis Challenge, and many more. Furthermore, Samsung says that GamePad can be used with any Galaxy device connected to a TV via an HDMI cable or AllShare Screen Mirroring.