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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Samsung S5 Launches in West Africa

Some brands come into the stores unannounced, but not Samsung Mobile Nigeria. Awesome products have always been welcomed with spellbinding events. With their newest and most recent entry into the premium Galaxy S series –the Galaxy S5 – they pulled out the stops and recorded a lot of firsts. Continue...


The Samsung GALAXY S5 which started retailing in stores all around the country at 11:11 a.m. on Monday, April 11 was officially premiered on Wednesday, April 16 at a Grand Premiere event. The Premiere – the first of its kind – held at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos. The Premiere was a West African event and hosted delegates, hobbyists and technology aficionados from Mali, Mauritius, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroun and Ivory Coast. The Premiere was an official unveiling of the GALAXY S5, wearable – GALAXY Fit and GEAR 2 - and a display of Nigerian culture and hospitality to our West African neighbours. 


Samsung Mobile Nigeria which is renowned for orchestrating grand product launches did not let physical attendees and online participants to the event down. The event was opened with an orchestra performance by Ayo Bankole, complete with trumpets and bag pipes. To spice up the evening, there were drama presentations and performances by the creative trio of Kate Henshaw , Seyi Law and Banky W. Multi talented Nigerian songstress, Chioma, serenaded the multicultural audience with performances in French, English and a dance performance of Ghanaian anthem, azonto which got everyone dancing. Seyi Law ensured a steady stream of rib cracking movements especially with his stage props of an umbrella and rain coat. Veteran actor, Victor Olaotan made a surprise appearance to talk about Samsung Mobile’s new range of products. Ghanaian actress, Jocelyn Dumas was also present at the event.

Samsung created an ethereal Experience Zone with a treadmill, life-size representations of the number ‘5’ and an endless lineup of smart devices and wearables. Everyone present at the event had a GALAXY S5 device to preview, there was free on-the-spot photo printing to show how the GALAXY S5 can be paired with a Samsung Wireless Printer using Near Field Connection or WiFi Direct to print glossy shots without physical interaction with the printer. Guests were also able to measure accuracy of the heart rate sensor by jumping on the treadmill and measure change in heart beats per minute (bpm). In the midst of all these was a steady flow of chef d’ouevres, cocktails and wine. There were also souvenirs and opportunities for photo ops with Samsung brand ambassadors and invited celebrities.The GALAXY S5, the latest in Samsung’s flagship and premium range, the S series, is touted to raise the functions of today’s smartphone to the power of five with its water resistance and dust resistance with an IP67 rating, fast camera shutter speed, new fitness tracking features, heart rate scanner, ultra - power saving mode and GALAXY Gifts bumper package. Highlights of this event included the unveiling of the GALAXY Gifts package and Accidental Damage from Handling (ADH) Warranty cover. The GALAXY Gifts offers user discounts and freebies on meals, movies, books and music purchased via the Samsung Mobile ecosystem.



Find below pictures of moments and emotions from the premiere of Samsung’s new powerhouse, the GALAXY S5.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice one #bright bravo#

Alloy Chikezie said...

Awesome phone


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Peejay said...

Loooong story. Bottom line, Jocelyn Dumas is ubèr hot! She stands out in her white dress...

@edDREAMZ said...

Mehn, this samsung really knw hw to draw customers... The whole event frm ur explanations linda really make alot of sense, no doubt mad fun was experienced here..... Niceone samsung....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

I want :( Aunty linda buy one for me nah. I love samsung phones . Goshh...

@edDREAMZ said...

***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***
Still on still i prefer nokia to samsung shah....
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Opelicious Morgann said...

Issorai....waiting for S6 sha...Lol.

Badoo of Toronto said...

Only in Nigeria

desuamannis beads said...

so much hype for dis phone i hope its worth it

wilheminna moses said...

Kate my luv.....ur stature na die! Mmuah!

desuamannis beads said...

so much hype 4 dis fone i hope its worth it

Wildflower said...

Nice one samsung....all na swag.

ONYX GODWIN said...

I need one ooo,amazing phone!!!

Uugoluv gracy said...

Samsung ppl r ruling now on mobile phones

Eche Slimstar said...

Katie....u are so fit!

Good one....keep upgrading, guys.

Oyindamola Tella said...

A ku orire

Steve said...

BANKY H W.. I sight you Headmaster..

Zenki Brown said...

wowwwwwww. nice one

cynthia cynthia said...

Congrate for them....can we now hear word? Nokia go dey talk samgue go folo too

Yinotinto Juliet said...

nice move samsung. keep unveiling new products. Nigerians will surely buy.

David (dave_gino) said...

WoW. Samsung is ever aWesome. And this S5 will be superbly and extraordinary awesome. Wish I can afford it. Love it so much. Wait a minute, that's Kate up there, when is she's ever gonna be as old-looking as her age. Shai! She's ever looking 20s. Love you Kate. One of the things I love most about Kate is her smile. She smiles like a virgin. La.

Anonymous said...

I have a dream that either I will be able to buy fine stuff like this or my boo will in the nearest future. IJN Amen!

Amarachukwu. said...

Welcome s5...am waiting for s6.

RHOSE E said...

NICE ONE

Anonymous said...

TECNO enweghi advert mana okacha ele lmao

Anonymous said...

I ned dz phone badly**LeoNorA*

Anonymous said...

Tecno no dey ever launch phone!

MOST HANDSOME said...

Now I have to start thinking bout changing my S4.
So soon, when I never flex am finish. (Sighs)
Samsung over iphone all day! Everyday!


»»»Heir to the throne of Zamunda«««

Anonymous said...

Loving dz s5 already can't wait *LeonoRa*

Anonymous said...

weak design...waiting patiently for note 4

Anonymous said...

Trust me dear it's not worth all this hyping

Anonymous said...

Truly yhur in Jupiter

Jade said...

Another day,another Samsung phone. Oh well.

Shoutozone said...

Koool

totopinto said...

Plastic phone

Anonymous said...

You wrote all this and couldn't even put the picture of the phone or even the price....

Chuks said...

Awesome device.....Enjoying Mine to d fullest

Anonymous said...

Nice

Ogunbo Emmanuel said...

Nice phone...

Anonymous said...

I love Samsung. @SHB

Anonymous said...

From s3-s4-s5-later-s6-2015-s7&s8 if s5 is better than s4 Y produce s4? shey dz s5 ll run errands 4me#justasking *LeoNora*

Kellydbob said...

Jst passing by. Still holding on to my Motorola C115. #winks#

MISTA SANCHEZ said...

SAMSUNG!!!!!! SAMSUNG!!! How many times did I call you??

Ogunbo Emmanuel said...

Badoo present me one S5 for my birthday

Anonymous said...

Still love my S4 but dis S5 4 no bad o *sobs*

Chinenye Okoli said...

Wateva they produce, it cnt b beta than my HTC one.

Better is Better said...

Solid Product. Samsung phones are just it!

Chinenye Okoli said...

They r ruling on fones that are not so effective, if you need a Smart fone that is worth it, Get HTC one for that is more than a Smart fone.

Dodokire said...

Na wa o, when we still dey find money to buy S4, S5 don commot..... Choi *singing* #weshallovercomesomeday

Anonymous said...

Is it truly water resistance?

Vivian Chekwube said...

Surly by Gods Grace, is will try nd get it

Anonymous said...

Water and dust resistant

Ezenwa Via Samsung c3222 said...

Awwwww,i didn't see this post on time o,this my Samsung c3222 no gree make I see am on time,well,Samsung is the BEST phone anyone can invest on that's why I love my c3222!

Anonymous said...

Dis s5 is a woww! Gat it as an easter gift. Am rilly flexing it.

Danton said...

Samsung Galaxy S5 looks awesome, but it's too expensive at the moment. I'll think about getting one when the price comes down a bit.

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