Samsung Launches Galaxy S4 In Uganda


purchase geneva;”>As part of an on-going global launch of the Galaxy S4 Smart Phone in key markets and just a week after the launch of the handset in Africa at a colourful event in South Africa, click Samsung Electronics East Africa is taking the lead to unveil the latest addition to the Galaxy S line.

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Galaxy S4 Launch at Serena Hotel Kampala

Speaking at the official unveiling of the Galaxy S4 in the Kampala, Samsung Electronics East Africa Chief Operating Officer, Robert Ngeru explained “the beauty of the phone lies in the highly crafted design encompassing a larger 5 inch screen and longer life battery, minimized bezel; all housed in a light (130g) and slim (7.9mm) shape”.

He continued “The Samsung S4 is the one phone that has the global phone market buzzing, it is the most anticipated phone to be released in 2013; pre-orders for the device exceeded 10 million units less than two weeks after the announcement of the commercial launch”.

East Africa Chief Operating Officer, Robert Ngeru

Mr. Ngeru officially announced that Samsung would provide Accidental Damage from Handling (ADH) warranty, which covers screen and liquid damage to the Galaxy S4 at no extra cost for the East African region.

“This is a world first from any device manufacturer”, he said, and added, “The ADH will be incorporated into the existing 24-month standard warranty. ADH will cover 2 screen damages or 2 liquid damages or either of the two.”

ADH will only apply to the consumers who buy genuine handsets destined to this market and must register their Galaxy S4 through E-warranty by sending an SMS with Reg*IMEI number# to 22585 (for those in Kenya)

Galaxy S4 Launch at Serena Hotel Kampala

In a strategic alliance, the Galaxy S4 will be available at selected Airtel and Samsung authorized dealer shops in Uganda like Transtel Forest Mall, Samsung Brand shop Jinja Rd, Simba Telecom Kampala rd and Lugogo, Cyber Intel City centre, Movie Mart at Oasis mall, Celpic on Kampala rd and Elegance at the airport.

V.G.Somasekhar, Managing Director Airtel Uganda said: “As the market leader in the provision of 3.75G telephony technology in Africa we feel obliged to bring the best and the latest technology to our, consumers, the Galaxy S4 exemplifies this; It is an incredible phone with many revolutionary applications that provide for an exciting and unique consumer experience, we are very proud to be the first company in Uganda to make the device available on the market.

V.G.Somasekhar, Managing Director Airtel Uganda

Talking about the special offer that Airtel will be launching the Galaxy S4 with Mr. Somasekhar revealed that customers who pre book the phone would receive both a price discount and a 3 month data package.

He however alerted mobile consumers who were interested in buying the phone to rush to their nearest Airtel outlet and book the device immediately because the offer is subject to demand and availability.

The Guest of Honor, The State Minister for ICT Honourable Nyombi Thembo, applauded Samsung and Airtel for joining hands to bring such a cutting edge product to market and helping to improve accessibility of ICT products and services to Ugandans.

“From what I have seen and been told, the Samsung GALAXY S4, redefines the way we live and enjoy our lives; as Ugandan society becomes more advanced and integrated into the global family it is becoming increasingly important for companies such as Airtel and Sumsung to continue introducing such communications convergence technologies that improve the lives of Ugandan citizens.

As Government I can assure you that you have our support because we believe it is only through private public partnerships that we can empower our people to play an active role in developing our country. “I have been very impressed by the way the Galaxy S4 looks, feels and the features I have seen but more importantly what it stands for”. That is “Freedom of communication and fulfilment of life”.

In East Africa, The Samsung Galaxy S4 is available in two colours Black Mist and White Frost however additional product and software upgrades are available online at


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