Samsung Electronics West Africa has announced a date for the formal West African unveiling of the fifth generation of its flagship Galaxy S series, the Samsung Galaxy S5, alongside the latest in its industry-leading wearable device line, the Gear Fit and Gear 2, in Nigeria. According to the company’s Managing Director, Mr. Brovo Kim, the devices will be introduced to the West African market at a Galaxy S5 Premier event scheduled to hold in Lagos on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos, Kim revealed that Samsung is already accepting orders for the 5.1 inch, full HD display flagship Galaxy S5 and the Gear Fit on its pre order and partner sites, ahead of their April release date. “Customers who take advantage of the pre-order campaign for the smartphone are entitled to a free Galaxy S5 S-View cover. We will also be having a promotion on the first day of sale of the device for our consumers, where individuals who buy the Galaxy S5 stand a chance of winning a free Galaxy Gear Fit,” he said.
Powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core processor and boasting a 5.1-inch super AMOLED display, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 features an upgraded 16-megapixel camera, new fitness tracking features, a heart rate scanner and is dust and water (IP67) resistant. The highlight of the smartphone is a new fingerprint scanner, which is integrated with the device’s home button and provides consumers with a safe, biometric screen-locking feature.
Samsung also launched a series of products from its successful Galaxy range at the event. Key among these was the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, a more affordable yet premium, dual-SIM variant of the wave-making Galaxy Note 3 device. Like other devices in the Galaxy Note series, this latest offering comes with an S Pen and offers features like Air Command, Easy Clip, Multi Window and S Note. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo also features preloaded apps including Samsung Apps, Samsung ChatON, Samsung WatchON, Screen Mirroring, S Voice, S Health, Group Play, Air View, and S Translator, among others.
Also unveiled at the event and extending Samsung’s tablet range and its innovation legacy were the Galaxy Note PRO. “This new line offers the best in media consumption and productivity, combining the industry’s best viewing experience in a tablet with Samsung’s award-winning design legacy. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with an extraordinarily versatile product, further extending their digital experience into everyday life than ever before,” said Mr. Emmanouil Revmatas, Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa’s Information Technology and Mobile unit.
Other devices that were unveiled at the event include Samsung’s Galaxy Grand 2 dual-SIM smartphone, which offers an optimal large-screen experience on a portable, compact smartphone and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a tablet built specifically for children with functions that make it also ideal for parents. According to Revmatas, the newly unveiled products are already available at all SamsungExperience Stores and at accredited dealers nationwide.
Samsung Electronics Co. Limited is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, Samsung is transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. The company employs 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion.