Samsung launches Galaxy S II in Kenya

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S II Smartphone in Kenya.

The new Samsung Galaxy S II (image: Samsung)

The new Samsung Galaxy S II dual core smartphone is a lightweight handset with a thin (8.49mm) rim and combines an excellent viewing experience with high performance.

Speaking in Nairobi during the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Electronics East Africa Business Leader, Robert Ngeru confirmed that the Android powered smartphone would be hitting the market to further enhance Samsung’s local offering.

“With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Electronics in Kenya is well-placed to spearhead and fast-track the adoption of Smartphones in Kenya given that such phones are expected to drive and accelerate Internet adoption,” Ngeru said.

“Indeed, a recent research finding by Informa Telecoms Media reveals that there will be up to 265 million data subscribers in Africa by 2015, up from about 12 million today, confirming the need for smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S II.”

The demand for quality smartphones in the Kenyan market, Ngeru said, is growing at a fast pace as discerning mobile phone users continue to upgrade to handsets that can support value added services provided by the leading local mobile operators.

“In Kenya and on the back of the earlier launch of the Samsung Galaxys which sold more than 10 million units globally, we have noted a steady and tremendous growth in the demand of quality smartphones particularly due to the availability of 3G GSM networks.”

The Samsung GALAXY S II uses Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile operating system. The next generation smartphone also includes access to Samsung’s four new content and entertainment hubs, seamlessly integrated to provide access to music, games, e-reading and social networking services.

Stewart Chabwinja


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