By Technology Times Reporter
Lagos. November 23, 2012: Samsung Electronics has introduced its Galaxy Note II into the Nigerian market at a launch event held Thursday in Lagos officially introducing the device.
The Nigeria launch of the device, a mix of smartphone and tablet with an improved digital stylus called the S Pen makes comes after its initial introduction at the IFA Trade Show in Berlin and its African unveiling in Cape Town, South Africa, last October.
Bravo Kim, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, says the Galaxy Note II will ensure that the technology company maintains its dominance over Apple and other smartphone manufacturers in the global smartphone market.
Kim hopes that Samsung will position itself as a niche player to meet the demands of consumers desirous of larger screens and more user-friendly display.
“The Galaxy Note II is taking over the fame of its predecessor, the Galaxy Note, which opened a new category of smart mobile devices last year. 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. The device has already gained fame, alongside a solid reputation, among individuals and mobile carriers across the globe and we are very proud of its accomplishments,” he says.
Kim says that Samsung is committed 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 customers.
Powered by the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, Jelly Bean, the Galaxy Note II features a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity. Its 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display is ideal for users who want the productivity of a tablet with the portability of a smartphone.
Its 8 megapixel rear-facing and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera allows users to share photos through Share Shot, while S Beam lets users share videos, pictures and more with other Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III devices.
The Galaxy Note II is thinner and narrower than the first Galaxy Note, and it improves upon the original with longer battery life, as well as enhancements to the S Pen. It also features a MicroSD slot that allows for expansion by up to an extra 64GB of storage.
Emmanouil Revmatas, Business Head, Hand Held Products at Samsung Electronics West Africa, says that the company hopes to enhance and expand its Galaxy Note product experiences.
“Since the introduction of the first Galaxy Note, we have continued to enhance and expand this category of product towards delivering the ultimate communication experience to our consumers. In May 2012, we introduced ‘Premium Suite,’ a software upgrade which provides enhanced user experience. Also in August, we expanded the category further with the Galaxy Note 10.1, which has a 10.1-inch large screen, a multi-screen feature and enhanced features for users’ productivity, creativity and learning. The Galaxy Note II represents a whole new innovation for the Galaxy Note category and will help users set free their inner creativity by letting them discover information faster, capture ideas, and express them in a more organised and efficient manner,” he says.