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Samsung Electronics celebrated the launch of the Samsung Experience Shop today with the grand opening of their newest location in New York’s Union Square Best Buy store. JK Shin, CEO and President of IT and Mobile Business at Samsung, Hubert Joly, CEO of Best Buy, and Tim Baxter, President of Samsung Electronics America hosted an executive grand opening.  Samsung also announced an experiential consumer event featuring Bruno Mars to celebrate the launch of this innovative retail concept.

The activities mark the beginning of a nationwide rollout of the Samsung Experience Shop, which will be installed in more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores across the U.S. by early summer. Samsung Experience Shops are beginning to open just in time for the official launch of the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S 4.

Google users will find not only Samsung Android  phones and tablets (and cameras!) but Chromebooks at the new store-within-a-store. Full press release follows:

 

 

Samsung and Best Buy Begin Nationwide Rollout of

Samsung Experience Shops 

Grand Opening Events Provide Consumers with Early Access to the Highly Anticipated Galaxy S 4 and Bruno Mars Concert

New York City – April 24, 2013 – Samsung Electronics celebrated the launch of the Samsung Experience Shop™ today with the grand opening of their newest location in New York’s Union Square Best Buy store. An executive grand opening and experiential consumer event featuring Bruno Mars mark the beginning of a nationwide rollout of the Samsung Experience Shop, which will be installed in more than 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores across the U.S. by early summer. This innovative retail concept allows customers to explore, purchase, activate and service the broadest portfolio of Samsungmobile products and accessories, including the highly-anticipated Galaxy S® 4 that launches starting April 27.

The Samsung Experience Shop was unveiled by JK Shin, CEO and President of IT and Mobile Business at Samsung, Hubert Joly, CEO of Best Buy, and Tim Baxter, President of Samsung Electronics America, in a ceremony at the Best Buy Union Square store. The executives gave remarks on the new experience and officially opened the space to an audience of associates, executives and media. Guests then toured the Samsung Experience Shop to see the portfolio of Samsung mobile products available in one location and learn how to do more with their devices, including interacting with other Samsungproducts.

 

Samsung Fan Appreciation Event with Bruno Mars Thursday, April 25

The first 300 Samsung fans to visit the Best Buy Union Square store at 5:00 pm ET today, April 24th will be able to attend an appreciation event for fans that includes an experiential event featuring models of the Samsung Experience Shop and a performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Bruno Mars. The event is being held to celebrate              the opening ofSamsung Experience Shops nationwide and the arrival of the Galaxy S® 4. Attendees will be among the first to see and demo the Galaxy S 4 through interactive stations just hours before it goes on sale nationwide.

 

Galaxy S 4 Hits Stores Starting Saturday, April 27

Samsung Experience Shops are beginning to open just in time for the official launch of the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S 4. This leading-edge smartphone arrives in the U.S. starting Saturday, April 27. On launch day, shoppers can line up atSamsung Experience Shops nationwide to experience the device’s suite of innovations that will change how consumers interact with a smartphone and deliver an experience that enhances everyday activities and is safe for work. The Galaxy S 4 uniquely makes advanced technologies and features easy to use by integrating them into the way individuals use their phones every day.

To learn more about The Samsung Experience Shop, visit. www.bestbuy.com/samsungexperienceshop.

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