, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 2 – Samsung Electronics has unveiled Galaxy Note5 in Kenya.
The device has a 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED screen and represents both partners commitment to the big screen smartphone market, which Samsung introduced in 2011 with the original Galaxy Note.
The new phone will retail at Sh84,999.
With increased 4GB RAM, the Note5 offers powerful capacity and enables users to enjoy more seamless multi-tasking, keep up with messages, post updates to social networks faster, and enjoy graphic-heavy games without suffering lag time.
“The Samsung’s newly redesigned Note is a powerful productivity tool that can be employed for multiple tasks. Its advanced display technology and better S Pen functionality enhances the user’s content experience,” Samsung East Africa Vice President Robert Ngeru said.
The company has partnered with telecommunications provider Safaricom for the distribution of the devices. The Galaxy Note5’s design is inspired by the Galaxy S6 and ergonomically fits in one hand with a narrower bezel and curved back.
“It is a great honor that Samsung has selected to have us be the first ones to stock the Samsung Note5 smartphone in the Kenyan market exclusively for four weeks. This is an illustration of the confidence that our partners have in our extensive distribution channels and our people who delight in offering excellent customer service at all times,” Safaricom Head of Retail and Distribution James Muteti said.
The all new 5th generation S Pen offers improved writing capabilities and a variety of practical tools. Users can now quickly jot down ideas or information when the screen is off without even unlocking the phone.
Users can also annotate on PDF files and capture lengthy web articles or long images at once via ‘Scroll capture.’
The phone has Steady Video, which provides Video Digital Image Stabilization on both the front and rear cameras for sharp, crisp video on-the-go, and Video Collage Mode, which allows users to record and edit short videos easily in various frames and effects.
It also features 4K(UHD) video filming and Live Broadcast, which lets users instantly live streams Full HD video straight from the phone to any individual, group of contacts, or even the public through YouTube Live.