launched their flagship product GALAXY Note 4
in Cape Town, South Africa on 16 October 2014 after the launch at BERLIN and various other cities around the globe.
Samsung is always the frontrunner in phablet technology and various features on these devices keeps people hooked for life. This year Samsung chose Execujet
Hangers for the launch event in Capetown.
and Gerry Elsdon
were the MC of the event. The invitees and VIP guests were served with best drinks and food. People traveled from across Africa to see and to be part of this amazing launch event.
S Y Hong, CEO and President, Samsung Electronics
Africa introduced the GALAXY Note 4 to the crowd. He also presented some facts about the Samsung's growth in Africa from 79m in 2012 to 264m in 2016 (expected) which is more than 300% rise.
George Ferreira, VP & COO, Samsung Electronics
Africa took the guests through some of the amazing services offered by Samsung on it's mobile products. He reiterated the fact that 10% broadband penetration helps to grow GDP by 1%. Samsung is driving Africa's Digital Economy along with Enhancing lives by giving world class service and Apps. They launched some new apps like Opera Max
, Box Office by DSTV
, Samsung Galaxy Gifts, Collectiv
amongst various others.
Robert Ngeru, Vice President, Samsung Electronics
East Africa took the esteemed guests and invitees through all the features of the new Note 4. Chris Hopkirk, Sales Director Mobile Communication, Samsung Electronics South Africa also showcased some of the features live on stage.
Photo Note is the new way to take notes. This feature has really made the S Pen equivalent to PC mouse.
Wide Selfie can take 120 degrees with just tilting the phone to one and other side to cover everyone in a large group. Chris even tried the same with the crowd present at the event.
Rear Camera has been upgraded to 16MP with OIS and front camera is now 3.7MP with F1.9 to take better low light selfies also.
The phone now comes with this amazing feature to be recharged to 50% of it's battery output in about 30 min. This is an significant improvement over Note3 which takes about 55 min for the same level of battery.
Samsung Gear S
Samsung Gear VR
was also launched to accompany Galaxy Note 4 by Paulo Ferreira, Director Enterprise Mobility, Samsung Electronics South Africa. Gear S is 2 inch curved Super AMOLED screen with 3G, Bluetooth and Wifi built into it. Gear S has GPS built into the same. More than 1000 apps have been made for Gear series including Nike
- Virtual Reality was also introduced which gives an amazing movie viewing experience. It will be launched very soon in the market. The screen that is used in this is your Note4 mobile phone and special videos created can be viewed to give a wholesome experience.
Samsung has also introduced GALAXY Note Edge
with a curved side to fast access your notifications and other stuff without disrupting the programs on the main screen. This is the most amazing and advanced thing I have ever seen. This will really help make your more efficient as you now don't have to see the full screen and only the marquee on the side of the screen.
Thanks a lot to Samsung
for sponsoring the trip to CapeTown and giving media a great time & opportunity to meet each other & Samsung higher officials at the venue. It felt so great to be a part of historical launch and looking forward to receive further invites. Follow them on twitter