Last week, the ‘Mother City’ hosted close to 300 guests and media to welcome the Galaxy Note II on the African soil. What a blast we had!
GALAXY Note II is a perfect example of a mobile device that encourages users to unleash their inner creativity, albeit yours truly –hasn’t got the opportunity to own one- as yet according to the PR Company Orange Ink.
Aha, I’m waiting with bated breath…
You see, the GALAXY Note II builds on the success of its predecessor, the GALAXY Note, which was the first smartphone for truly personal, artistic and creative expression.
Pampered with a 5.5″ (140.9mm) HD Super AMOLED screen, the GALAXY Note II provides a phenomenal viewing experience with breathtaking visuals and crystal clear detail.
Air View which allows users to hover with the S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery, or video to preview the content without having to open it; and Popup Note, which lets users open S Note instantly as a pop-up window anywhere on the screen, offering an intuitive, easy multitasking experience.
Speaking to Sowetolife Magazine Online, George Ferreira- Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Samsung SA said we’re breaking the ground rules.
“Following the successful international launches, it was the turn for the African Continent to get the glimpse of the excitement,” says the sweat-bucket Ferreira who was juggling in between interviews and meetings.
“Africa is the fastest growing market for us, having released latest results indicating Nigeria, SA and Kenya are dominant, respectively.”
Galaxy Note II, is ideal device with a perfect viewing experience and special features, users can discover information and capture their ideas quicker, and express thoughts freely and manage their tasks more efficiently.
This latest addition to the GALAXY family combines the very best features from both the camera and smartphone worlds into one stylish new device.
From the smartphone world, the GALAXY Camera includes 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connectivity, full Internet browsing support and access to hundreds of thousands of apps on Google Play and Samsung Apps, all running on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Posed to Ferreira, how many will be made available in the country, enough to help us stamp our authority in the already saturated market, he said unflinchingly.
Globally, Samsung is the ninth top brand, and this further attests to the kind of gadgets and products this Korean company manufactures.
Are you happy with that outcome, yes, although we would like to expand our footprint to other African market, says Ferreira.
It also comes with NFC (Near Field Communication), the fast-growing short-range communication technology that enables a variety of features and services ranging from contactless payments and data exchange to user-customised “smart tags”.
Ok, in case you’re lost -owing to the above jargon- visit your local outlet for more information before purchasing one, right? It will be worth a while though, stru!
Although Ferreira was a bit vague on the question of retail price, he did point out that it would be accommodated in the region of R8,999 which according to him, is relevant to the African market.
GALAXY Note II adds to Samsung’s comprehensive portfolio of enterprise mobility devices including the GALAXY Note 10.1,GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1), GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0), and GALAXY S III for businesses.
“What’s next in this evolving communication market?” I asked our host, watch the space, he declared.
“One thing for certain, we’re going big in Africa.”
Fellow media colleagues from Central and Western Africa all agreed in once that this is a ‘monster of a gadget’.