As efforts to raise Kenya’s internet penetration through mobile devices gets underway, Samsung Electronics East Africa, has unveiled a device priced at Kshs 10,000 (about US $ 119) meant to introduce millions of Kenyans to the wide variety of smartphone applications.
The Samsung Galaxy Pocket handset which is designed to provide a platform for more than 8 million mobile subscribers to upgrade from basic mobile handsets functionalities to smart phone capabilities.
Samsung Electronic East Africa Business Leader, Robert Ngeru, confirmed that the handset is expected to perform well amongst discerning subscribers seeking to enjoy a superior Smartphone experience at an affordable cost.
The Galaxy Pocket, part of Samsung’s ‘Built for Africa’ range of products and services, will also be backed by a 24-months warranty further confirming its superior quality.
The GALAXY Pocket is a slim, compact device powered by a strong processor, enabling it to deliver a rich and smart mobile experience.
“Samsung Galaxy Pocket as well as other Samsung smartphones provides our users with two unique benefits not available in feature phones. First, the user is able to multi task between several applications without having to close any of them. This enhances the user’s experience and allows them to be more productive,” said Ngeru.
The GALAXY Pocket has been developed as part of Samsung’s commitment to provide consumers with a variety of smart devices designed to fulfill their needs.
Improved text input provides speedier, more accurate typing for Web searches or quick messaging with friends while the device also offers 3GB user memory for applications, MP3 files, photos and other media, as well as an in-built FM radio which allows users to tune in to their favourite station
Integration with high-speed Wi-Fi and HSDPA 3.6 connectivity ensures lag-free Web browsing and fast downloading for multimedia content.