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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has introduced the Galaxy S8 series, a smartphone that pushes the boundaries of traditional smartphones with its seamless hardware design and a variety of new service offerings. Featuring a stunning Infinity Display for immersive viewing experiences, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ brings a new level of functionality and convenience, opening up a galaxy of possibilities. The devices were unveiled at the company’s annual unpacked event which held in New York City

“The Samsung Galaxy S8 ushers in a new era of smartphone design and fantastic new services, opening up new ways to experience the world,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy S8 is our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety and marks a new milestone in Samsung’s smartphone legacy.” 

The exquisite Galaxy S8 series builds on Samsung’s heritage of creating stunning designs and functional devices. Available in 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, the Infinity Display and bezel-less design form a smooth, continuous surface with no buttons or harsh angles. The result is a truly immersive viewing experience without distractions and makes multi-tasking more convenient. The compact design of the S8 series enables comfortable one-handed operation and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on both the front and back for durability and a high-quality finish.

In addition to the new design innovations, Samsung continues to deliver cutting-edge technology including an advanced camera, enhanced performance and more to the devices that users love. The devices are equipped with an advanced 8MP F1.7 Smart auto focus front camera and 12MP F1.7 Dual Pixel rear camera for the best low-light, zoom and anti-blur photos with enhanced image processing.

Samsung has also enhanced the security feature of the smartphones. Users now have the option of unlocking their smartphones by either using the biometric fingerprint reader which is located at the back of the phone, their retinas or by scanning the entire face.

The Galaxy S8 series is built on Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform. In addition, the Galaxy S8 series will offer a wide selection of biometric technologies, including a fingerprint scanner, iris scanner and facial recognition so users can select a secure biometric authentication method that works best for them,” said Mr. Paul Lee, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa.

“The Galaxy S8 series also comes with the foundational Galaxy features that customers have come to love, including: IP68 water and dust resistance, MicroSD support up to 256GB, Always-on display and Fast and wireless charging capabilities,” Lee added.

Consumers can purchase the smartphones in the Nigerian market from the 5th of May, 2017, through authorized dealers with the peace of mind offered by the 24-month warranty. Pre-registration begins April 10th and consumers who pre-order stand a chance to get a Starter Kit; a special pack filled with different S8 and S8+ accessories and a Clear View Standing Cover.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. Samsung is also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of about US $196 billion.

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