, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 25 – Bharti Airtel the telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa, has announced that beginning early May it will sell the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphones in all Airtel outlets across Africa.
The company says Airtel customers will also get three months data to go with the handset.
Andre Beyers, Chief Marketing Officer of Airtel Africa said: “We have responded to our customers’ demands for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and are very excited to make this ground-breaking phone available in Africa. Thanks to our 3.75G network, Airtel customers will be able to fully take advantage of all the features of this truly innovative mobile device.”
“From a business perspective, smart phone penetration is linked to strong data growth. This is demonstrated through internal data which shows that Samsung smart phones generate twenty times more data than feature phones,” he added.
The much anticipated handset reached 10 million pre-orders in the first two weeks after its announcement.
George Ferreira, Vice President and COO of Samsung Electronics, Africa says: “We are extremely happy to be partnering with Airtel across Africa, bringing the Samsung Galaxy S4 to their customers. We are confident that Airtel customers will greatly benefit from the data offering with the S4”
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is all about ‘togetherness’. It overcomes barriers of distance by enabling friends share screens, as well as explore each other’s favourite music, files and games.
Every picture taken on the Samsung Galaxy S4 can come with sound. The smartphone captures all the action and enables users relive all those exciting memories.
As a real life companion, the new phone is also able to monitor the health and well-being of its owner.
By monitoring fitness levels during workouts and throughout the day, the device can help achieve fitness goals.