Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note9, debuts in Lagos on Friday, packed with innovative features as well as aesthetic modifications in the device.
Dubbed the “Game Changer”, Samsung says the device will revolutionalize the functionalities of a phablet with its state-of-the-art S Pen and a never before integrated intelligent camera,
Speaking at the launch, Samsung Electronics West Africa Chief Executive, Jingak Chung, said the Note9 had “raised the bar for smartphones considerably”.
According to him, it has exceeded all expectations and Nigerians are about to experience a new level of performance and power they will not be able to do without.
“The Galaxy Note9 is a revolutionary smartphone that delivers the ultimate in performance; a new S Pen with connectivity for the first time ever; and Samsung’s most intelligent camera yet.
“These are just some of the features that will allow users to do so much more.
“An all day, longer lasting battery is just another reason users can now talk, message, play games and watch movies for as long as they desire.
“The Galaxy Note9 is bigger, better and so much stronger. For business or play, it’s a game changer,” Jingak said.
He said that what stands the Galaxy Note9 head and shoulders above all other hand-held devices was the creativity, innovation and a burning desire to match and exceed consumer needs in the world of mobile technology.
Also speaking on the functionality of the device, Olumide Ojo, Director, Information Technology and Mobile, Samsung West Africa, said a lot of thought had gone into the creation of the Note9.
He said it was a fascinating addition to the Galaxy family and specifically crafted for the busy executives.
“The S Pen is just one of the ways we have modified our consumer’s user experience.
”From a classic portable and functional design to a sleek multifaceted power tool, the pen-like device now features a Bluetooth chip that allows the pen function aside of its natural form.
“With the S Pen, consumers can change slides during presentations, activate their cameras or skip songs on their playlists, the S Pen is truly a modern day magic wand,” Ojo said.
Ojo said that Samsung Galaxy Note9 builds on Samsung’s industry-leading camera technologies with new capabilities that use intelligence to identify elements of a photo, such as scene and subject, and adapt accordingly.
According to him, It can even detect flaws in images to ensure users capture those precious moments exactly how they intended.
He said that with the Samsung Dex, users can effortlessly connect to a monitor with an easy to carry HDMI adaptor, which means they instantly have a big screen, a full-size keyboard and a mouse.
”It is like having a second screen whenever you want one. Just connect your phone to an external display to use apps, review documents and watch videos on a PC-like interface.
”Users can also look forward to experiencing the largest edge-to-edge display ever on a Note.
”The 6.4-inch Super Amoled Infinity display provides a truly immersive multimedia experience.
”The Samsung Galaxy Note9’s Infinity Display is complemented with stereo speakers, which are tuned by AKG, and have the ability to deliver Dolby Atmos® immersive sound for an audio adventure like no other,” he said.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is available in Midnight Black and Metallic Copper with matching S Pen, or Ocean Blue with a Yellow S Pen.
Ojo said to celebrate the launch, the first customers to purchase the Note9 would get a limited pre-order gifts, valued at over NGN 50,000.
He said that this welcome pack included a wireless charger, a tripod for S-Pen selfies on which users can effortlessly set up their devices to capture a moment.
Customers who purchase their Galaxy Note 9 from authorized dealers in Nigeria would enjoy a 24-month warranty, Ojo said.