Samsung Electronics, last week in Lagos, launched the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and the Gear, which is a wristwatch that performs most of the functions of the mobile phone.
The Note 3 and Gear are the latest addition to Samsung Galaxy Note family, and were launched in Nigeria last week.
The highly-anticipated product was unveiled alongside an innovative complement, the Galaxy Gear, a wrist-worn device that connects to the Note 3, which 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 in Lagos.
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 Stabilisation, 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 modernises 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, memorise 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.
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 touch screen and can synchronise with smartphones to display text messages and e-mails and also access the internet. Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Brovo Kim, said the Galaxy Note 3 was 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.
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.