Leading technology giant, Samsung Ghana, in partnership with Ecobank Ghana, has unveiled the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 device to Smartphone lovers in Ghana.
The two companies jointly introduced the Galaxy Note 8 onto the Ghanaian market with an easy payment plan that can enable Ghanaians to purchase the device.
Described as the next level Note, the Galaxy Note 8 targets consumers who want to do bigger things with Smartphones.
The Note 8 is a 6.3-inch device and has an “infinity display” that wraps around the edges of the phone; it also has Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant.
The Note 8 comes with the S-pen stylus, which can be used even when the phone’s screen is off, such as to take notes or make a shopping list.
Speaking at the launch, Managing Director of Samsung Ghana, Eugene Nahm, said Samsung continues to uphold its commitment to lead the industry in battery safety.
“The Galaxy Note 8 battery has undergone the 8-Point Battery Safety Check process hence making it the safest smartphone in the world,” he said.
For his part, Managing Director of Ecobank Ghana, Mr Dan Sackey, stated that the partnership with Samsung will give more access to their clients, it will also enable them spend less time in banking halls in order to have enough time to do the things they love.
According to him, ‘one can pay GHC14 a day over a 12-month period for the new Galaxy Note 8’
At the event also saw renowned Ghanaian artist, Bright Ackwerh, did a live display of the S Pen and gave a testimony of how the device makes it easier for him to sketch his artworks.
The release of the Galaxy Note 8 comes one year after the Galaxy Note 7 was blamed for dozens of fire-released incidents. After a botched recall, Samsung ultimately pulled the ill-fated phone from the market and created new safety guidelines.
The Note 8 phone comes in three colours (gold, black and orchid grey) and runs Android 7, the current version of Google’s operating system but designed in tweaks and extra features.
Story: Evans Obiri Appiah