Samsung Electronics has unveiled the latest addition to its Galaxy Note family, the Galaxy Note 3, in Nigeria. The highly-anticipated product was unveiled alongside an innovative complement, the Galaxy Gear, a wrist-worn device that connects to the Note 3 for what the company describes as ‘an even more outstanding mobile experience.’
The devices, which have been available for purchase at Samsung stores and accredited dealers in Nigeria since October 1, 2013, were formally unveiled to the public at an elaborate ceremony at Intercontinental Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday.
According to the Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Brovo Kim, the Galaxy Note 3 is positioned to meet the demands of consumers desirous of larger screens and more user-friendly display.
“In 2011, we introduced the original Galaxy Note and launched a whole new smart device category. The undeniable success of the Galaxy Note category strengthened our conviction that consumers want higher quality features on their devices and they want those new features to positively impact their quality of life. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a powerful, original approach that enables its users to tell the stories of their lives through dynamic and seamless expressions of their passions across work, play and life experiences,” he said.
Kim reiterated Samsung’s commitment to fulfilling its brand promise of inspiring the world and creating the future through its commitment to bringing new and meaningful innovations to the doorstep of consumers.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is Samsung’s thinnest and lightest device in the Note category yet. It features a screen larger than that of its predecessor, the Galaxy Note II while maintaining the same width as the previous Galaxy Note version and delivering on a larger, better viewing and multi-tasking experience.
The device is equipped with a 13 megapixel camera that features Samsung’s proprietary Smart Stabilization which enables high performance photography even in low light conditions with motion. It also features the industry’s largest 3GB RAM for a faster and more powerful performance.
The device’s S Pen features new innovations that reinvents and modernizes consumers’ note-taking experience by providing them with the ability to complete more tasks with just one click. A simple click of the S Pen button while hovering over the device’s screen introduces users to Air Command, a palette of five powerful features that make tasks easier and faster to accomplish. The feature frees users of the need to toggle between screens, memorize commands or look up different menus.
In addition to its innovative technological advancements, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 also delivers a new premium look and feel, expanding on the modern Samsung Galaxy design approach with a new, soft and textured-touch back cover and delicate stitching. It also features a serration pattern on the side of the device that evokes a connection to classic notebooks and planners.
Director of Hand Held Products for Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Emmanouil Revmatas described the Galaxy Note 3 as a testament to Samsung’s innovation leadership in the smartphones market and its commitment to developing the best products to meet the ever-changing needs of its consumers.
“Once again we have proven our commitment to offering state-of-the-art technology by introducing the Galaxy Note 3, which takes mobile device performance, screen and content to a whole new level. A great number of innovations were injected into the product towards delivering new value to enhance the lives of our consumers and also provide them with the ultimate communication experience. Today, we are excited to present Nigerians with the world’s most powerful mobile device,” he said.
The new Galaxy Note 3 also comes with enhanced privacy and security protection options with Samsung KNOX. Samsung KNOX allows users to run and store security-sensitive applications and data in a protected folder inside the device. In addition to this, the Galaxy Note 3 is equipped with an improvedFind My Mobile feature that allows users to disable the phone, remotely track or erase the data from their lost or stolen device.
To complement the Galaxy Note 3’s unparalleled features, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Gear, a voice-controlled, wrist-mounted device that connects to premium Samsung smartphones. The Galaxy Gear can make phone calls, take pictures as well as record videos and conversations. With 70 android apps available for download, the device has a solid touchscreen and can sync with smartphones to display text messages and e-mails and also access the internet. It features a 1.9 megapixel camera and built-in speakers that allow users to make hands-free calls. In addition, the device boasts a battery life of 25 hours on just a single charge.