Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Launched in Kenya

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Samsung has launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in Kenya, as part of an on-going global launch of the new smart phone in key markets. Kenya is the second country in Africa to host the launch of the Galaxy Note 3, after South Africa.

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At the moment Galaxy Note 3 is arguably the world’s most powerful smartphone and the best of its class. It has maintained the same frame size with a large 5.7″ display than the Galaxy Note 2, but it is slimmer and lighter with a more comfortable grip. When Samsung first introduced the Note Series, the questions were all about the size and how to carry it around.  At the time many wondered whether it was a phone or tablet but that is no longer the case as more people continue to  transfer the computing functions from the Personal computers to mobile devices.

From the look of it Samsung believe that Data is the next big thing if not already the big thing in the country and they are working towards giving the customers the best experience possible in a mobile device. Due to the size, the screen and the speed of the phone the user experience on Galaxy Note 3 is second to none. The most amazing part of the phone is the Multitasking aspect, which has been redefined by the Multiwindow feature. The dual screen mode allows users to open adjacent Windows in I consider the true meaning of multitasking. Users can run a number of apps at the same time in different windows, drag and drop app from one window to the other. It is also possible to navigate recent apps when the phone is Multi Window mode.

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When Samsung launched Galaxy S4, early this  year, they introduced something called ADH (Accidental Damage from Handling). For the Galaxy Note 3 , Samsung  has a announced a revamped ADH. Speaking during the launch, Samsung Electronics East Africa Chief Operating Officer, Mr Robert Ngeru said:

“I am excited to announce that our consumers will enjoy a revamped Accidental Damage from handling warranty dubbed Samsung Premium, which has three elements; Smart swap, ADH and Smart value”

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The Smart Swap service, will ensure that Galaxy Note 3 owners will receive up to 2 new devices if their current new device gets liquid or screen damage. The ADH feature consists of two free repairs in case of liquid or screen damage to the Galaxy Note 3, within a 24-month period. In addition Galaxy Note 3 owners have the chance to accumulate their ADH incidents to their next flagship device, in case they are not used up within the 24 months period.  Still under the Samsung Value service, customers will receive future guaranteed buy-back on the Galaxy Note 3 and an extended 25% discount on the next flagship model.

The GALAXY Note 3 is retailing at all Samsung brand shops –  Junction Mall, Ridgeways Mall, Galleria Mall, Tom Mboya Street (First Mobile), Hilton Arcade (Makarim), Maendeleo House (Galaxy 2)  Safaricom Shops and all Samsung authorized dealers countrywide.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will retail at Ksh.79,000. Stay tuned for more as we look at the different aspects of the phone and the big African launch which took place in South Africa

 

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Kennedy Kachwanya
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Kennedy Kachwanya is a technology blogger interested in mobile phones both smart and dumb, mobile apps, mobile money, social media, startups ecosystem and digital Savannah. New media must not forget the strength of old tech.
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