Samsung’s Latest Accessory Will Allow HDMI Out on Galaxy S

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With top devices being released with HDMI out ports like the HTC Evo 4G and the Motorola Droid X, some were a bit confused as to why Samsung did not add the feature into the design of their latest device, the Samsung Galaxy S. We know that the Galaxy S offers video out via its 3.5 mm jack, but that does not give us the HD quality that we so eagerly need.

Samsung has been working on an accessory that will allow users to view media in High-Definition via an HDMI to MicroUSB cable. The cable is priced at just $50 and is currently unavailable, but we should be expecting it soon. Those of you interested in this accessory can check the Samsung product site for more information.

*Note* The HDMI to MicroUSB cable will be compatible with the U.S. variants such as T-Mobile’s Samsung Vibrant and AT&T’s Samsung Captivate.

 

Via: Samsung

 

What other accessories would you like Samsung to come out with next? Share your ideas below.

 

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Alex Smith
I once served in the USMC from 02'-08' I purchased the G1 in 2008 and then watched the Android OS turn the mobile world upside down. I then got the Nexus One followed by the Samsung Vibrant. I also have the HD2 running Shubcraft CM6. I've been following the Android community for a while now and couldn't be happier doing anything else. "Go Green, get -C}[\][D[R[-][][D-"

  • david

    Has anyone got the Vibrant to work on TV out..I have tried everything I have see written, yet no go…what am I missing…used my N82 cable my camcorder cable, yet the yellow, then red as the cable out and still my samsung HD tv will not “see” the Vibrant

    • Vibrant Owner

      Here’s how to connect vibrant to the tv: (read carefully on the color part)

      1. Just plug the 3.5mm plug into the vibrant headphone jack.
      2. on the phone: settings>sounds & display> tv out> (check box & NTSC)
      3. switch the color cables on the composite side. (red male to yellow female…white to white)
      (I believe they want you to buy a special cable for the phone, but switching the colors on a
      normal composite cable works fine)

    • Rich

      I have a new GS3. bought the “universal HDMI connection kit” from T-Mobile. any ideas on getting this to work. followed pkg instructons.

      Thanks, Rich

  • david

    Has anyone got the Vibrant to work on TV out..I have tried everything I have see written, yet no go…what am I missing…used my N82 cable my camcorder cable, yet the yellow, then red as the cable out and still my samsung HD tv will not “see” the Vibrant

  • david

    Has anyone got the Vibrant to work on TV out..I have tried everything I have see written, yet no go…what am I missing…used my N82 cable my camcorder cable, yet the yellow, then red as the cable out and still my samsung HD tv will not “see” the Vibrant

  • Belcher

    Ohh HELL YEAH!

    • cb7

      Well does this work with Samsung Vibrant? If not, are there any HDMI adaptors/cables that anyone has SEEN work with a U.S, Vibrant?

  • Belcher

    Ohh HELL YEAH!

  • Belcher

    Ohh HELL YEAH!

  • Gotti

    That makes me so happy

  • Gotti

    That makes me so happy

  • Gotti

    That makes me so happy

  • Qverse

    Yes ! it’s not HD but for viewing pictures and showing off my Vibrant ..I must say it’s HOT !..I remember having a Maxell 3.5-mm-to-RCA A/V Splitter with 3.5-mm Cable. I use on my Zune player, I paid 3.99 plus tax and WOW it works. Now does this HDMI to MicroUSB cable really work ? I will have look into this more.

  • Qverse

    Yes ! it’s not HD but for viewing pictures and showing off my Vibrant ..I must say it’s HOT !..I remember having a Maxell 3.5-mm-to-RCA A/V Splitter with 3.5-mm Cable. I use on my Zune player, I paid 3.99 plus tax and WOW it works. Now does this HDMI to MicroUSB cable really work ? I will have look into this more.

  • Qverse

    Yes ! it’s not HD but for viewing pictures and showing off my Vibrant ..I must say it’s HOT !..I remember having a Maxell 3.5-mm-to-RCA A/V Splitter with 3.5-mm Cable. I use on my Zune player, I paid 3.99 plus tax and WOW it works. Now does this HDMI to MicroUSB cable really work ? I will have look into this more.

  • Qverse

    Yes ! David it’s not HD but for viewing pictures and showing off my Vibrant ..I must say it’s HOT !..I remember having a Maxell 3.5-mm-to-RCA A/V Splitter with 3.5-mm Cable. I use on my Zune player, I paid 3.99 plus tax and WOW it works. Now does this HDMI to MicroUSB cable really work ? I will have look into this more.

  • Qverse

    Yes ! David it’s not HD but for viewing pictures and showing off my Vibrant ..I must say it’s HOT !..I remember having a Maxell 3.5-mm-to-RCA A/V Splitter with 3.5-mm Cable. I use on my Zune player, I paid 3.99 plus tax and WOW it works. Now does this HDMI to MicroUSB cable really work ? I will have look into this more.

  • Qverse

    Yes ! David it’s not HD but for viewing pictures and showing off my Vibrant ..I must say it’s HOT !..I remember having a Maxell 3.5-mm-to-RCA A/V Splitter with 3.5-mm Cable. I use on my Zune player, I paid 3.99 plus tax and WOW it works. Now does this HDMI to MicroUSB cable really work ? I will have look into this more.

  • Mo

    But how am supposed to keep my phone charged while playing a movie?

    • Hans Pedersen

      If you look closer, you can see a Micro USB connector for charging on the side of the HDMI connector. So that shouldn’t be a problem.

    • Hans Pedersen

      If you look closer, you can see a Micro USB connector for charging on the side of the HDMI connector. So that shouldn’t be a problem.

  • Mo

    But how am supposed to keep my phone charged while playing a movie?

  • Mo

    But how am supposed to keep my phone charged while playing a movie?

    • Hans Pedersen

      If you look closer, you can see a Micro USB connector for charging on the side of the HDMI connector. So that shouldn’t be a problem.

  • Justin

    David, I have read a post somewhere that someone switched the colors around.not sure if it will work but its a shot.i think his were five dollar ones off ebay or something.

  • Justin

    David, I have read a post somewhere that someone switched the colors around.not sure if it will work but its a shot.i think his were five dollar ones off ebay or something.

  • Justin

    David, I have read a post somewhere that someone switched the colors around.not sure if it will work but its a shot.i think his were five dollar ones off ebay or something.

  • zedklind

    will we see the capabilities ported for other devices to utilize the possibility for hdmi out? say an unlocked g1/nexus1 or any other android phone with microUSB?

    • zedklind

      EDIT: mixed micro with mini. but keep in mind they do have adapter for micro-mini

    • zedklind

      EDIT: mixed micro with mini. but keep in mind they do have adapter for micro-mini

  • zedklind

    will we see the capabilities ported for other devices to utilize the possibility for hdmi out? say an unlocked g1/nexus1 or any other android phone with microUSB?

  • zedklind

    will we see the capabilities ported for other devices to utilize the possibility for hdmi out? say an unlocked g1/nexus1 or any other android phone with microUSB?

    • zedklind

      EDIT: mixed micro with mini. but keep in mind they do have adapter for micro-mini

  • Barath Balu

    Fifty bucks is such a rip off. Your better of f streaming via dlna.

  • Barath Balu

    Fifty bucks is such a rip off. Your better of f streaming via dlna.

  • Barath Balu

    Fifty bucks is such a rip off. Your better of f streaming via dlna.

  • Larry hendch

    docking station like nexus one with the bluetooth 3.5 jack on it

  • Larry hendch

    docking station like nexus one with the bluetooth 3.5 jack on it

  • Larry hendch

    docking station like nexus one with the bluetooth 3.5 jack on it

  • http://www.bassamislam.com Bassam

    “Just $50″? That’s pretty expensive for a cable. That’s Apple prices.

  • Emarch203

    anyone know if this cable will work for the HTC Droid Incredible looking for the hdmi not composite

  • Gldn_boy

    any idea when this cable will be released?

  • Larry Bingham

    I just plug it into my PS3 via the USB cable it came with and watch stuff. This seems a bit silly.

  • Anonymous

    Sadly, I am not convinced this cable will ever appear — the product page linked above no longer seems to exist.

    I guess we’re SOL.

  • marcos

    $50 WTF WHY DONT THEY ASK FOR YOUR FIRST BORN ALSO FUCK THAT IM NOT PAYING THAT

  • St Kiss

    Where can i buy this cabel in europe????

  • Bosozy
  • http://twitter.com/abhishekktomar Abhishek Tomar

    Can I use this cable with my Samsung Galaxy SL i9003??

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