After much anticipation, Samsung’s high-successful Galaxy SIII smartphone will now be available to Kenyan mobile phone users. The device will launch with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and will include all the software and applications available elsewhere in the world.
Kenya is only the second African country to supply mobile phone users with the SIII, as South Africa started making the phone available at the end of June, confirmed Samsung Business Leader for East African Region Robert Ngeru.
Ngeru added that the device is packed with exciting functions. “To add to its application is the S Voice which is like a talking phone that can also hear you speak, something we as humans living in the modern world want. This feature goes a step further than what phones do now in reading messages out loud”.
The SIII will be available in two colours: Marble Blue and Pearl White, a two-year warranty, as well as a fully stocked spare parts hub in Nairobi.
Ngeru said that the latest device from Samsung has been in high demand and that the company aims to secure over 60% smart phone market share in Kenya.
“With the Galaxy SIII, Samsung has maximized the consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung, earlier in May this year.
The Samsung Galaxy SIII will retail for just over $700.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor