Samsung Galaxy Mega Smartphone is designed to meet the gap between a smartphone and a tablet.
Samsung Electronics West Africa, has introduced the world’s largest smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Mega, to the Nigerian market. According to Samsung, the Galaxy Mega combines the portability and convenience of a smartphone with the power, multitasking capabilities and extensive viewing experience of a tablet.
The formal unveiling of the device took place in Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at an elaborate event that was attended by Samsung brand ambassadors, Kate Henshaw, Banky W and Ali Nuhu.
This newest addition to the Galaxy family balances an optimal viewing experience on a 5.8-inch HD screen, yet is ultra-thin and portable enough to fit in a user’s pocket or in the palm of one hand. Powered by the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and 1.4GHz dual core processor, the Galaxy Mega features an 8-megapixel rear camera, as well as a 2-megapixel front facing camera. It comes with 8GB internal memory and up to 64GB expandable storage. The device also boasts Samsung’s proprietary ‘Air View’ feature, which lets users preview photos, speed dial contacts and information in e-mails, without opening them.
Samsung also debuted two new models from its Wi-Fi-enabled Galaxy Tab 3 portfolio – the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, at the event. The series blends the familiar Galaxy family feel in sleek and slim designs, with, compelling content and services designed for consumers’ everyday use. The latest Galaxy Tab family comes with Samsung’s proprietary SaFE (Samsung for Enterprise) feature, allowing users to work and play with confidence that their photos, e-mails and contacts are protected. The portfolio also includes an expandable memory of up to 64GB through a microSD card.
Samsung is offering users of the Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone and Tab 3 Series free subscription to Tell Magazine, The Guardian, The Punch and Businessday newspapers. In addition to these, Samsung’s Class Connect App, DoBox movie download app and Spinlet Music App will also be available to users of the three devices.
Describing the Galaxy Mega as an ideal choice for users that want to get the most out of one device, Director of Hand Held Products, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Emmanouil Revmatas, said: “In order to empower the lives of our consumers through Samsung’s advanced technologies, we always strive to understand the unique demands and requirements of our consumers. People expect a better viewing experience with larger screens on smartphones; the Samsung Galaxy Mega enables users to experience the essence of a smartphone and the power of a tablet. We are very excited and proud to introduce the device to Nigeria, fulfilling our consumers’ varying needs, whilst maintaining the high-quality features of the award-winning Galaxy series.”
Speaking of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Revmatas said in addition to providing consumers greater variety in terms of size, form factor, price points and experiences, the Galaxy Tab 3 portfolio will be widely available for purchase from a multitude of retail channels, further reinforcing Samsung’s commitment to delivering an array of personal choices to all of its consumers. He added that the newly unveiled super-sized Galaxy Mega smartphone and new generation Galaxy tablets have been optimized for powerful performance on both local and international platforms.
On her part, Marketing Manager for Hand Held Products, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Ms. Olajumoke Okikiolu, highlighted the Galaxy Tab 3 series ‘availability in different screen sizes, built-in IR-Blaster and its over 750,000 apps from Google Play and Samsung Apps store as unique selling points of the devices. “The 7-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy tablets offer a range of screen sizes and a suite of experiences built for a broader set of individual and family preferences, making this line-up of tablets ideal for both home and on-the-go use. In addition to this, the devices’ built-in IR-blaster turns the tablets into a universal remote with the ability to activate Samsung’s innovative WatchON service. The service recommends TV shows and provides content on demand, enabling the tablets to function as the hub of the living room,” she said.
Samsung Electronics Co. Limited is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, the company is transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semi-conductors and LED solutions. The Group employs 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion.