Customers checking out the new Samsung S8 and S8+ devices during the official launch at Port Denarau. Photo: DIGICEL FIJI.
By ANA SOVA
Digicel Fiji has launched its Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy 8+ devices which are now available in local Digicel stores.
This was held in a lavish event on board the South Sea Cruisers vessel, Fiji One at the Port Denarau Marina in Nadi.
Exhibition booths were installed on board the cruise ship to give Digicel corporate customers in attendance a hands on experience of the latest gadget by Samsung.
Digicel Fiji CEO Darren McLean said the event was about Digicel getting together with its customers and letting them be part of something quite important, launching the Samsung S8 device in Fiji.
“It’s an amazing phone. It’s going to be hugely popular in the market; it’s already getting a huge amount of interest around the world,” Mr. McLean said.
He also thanked the Samsung team for partnering with Digicel and allowing to launch the Samsung product with them in the Western Division.
Samsung Pacific Key Account Manager, Sam Hulton said the two new devices just hit the market this month and in a short space of time have proved to be the most successful product launch Samsung has ever experienced.
“Across the region in fact sales are at a level four times higher than what we experienced from the Galaxy S7,” Mr. Hulton said.
So what makes the S8 so different?
Mr. Hulton said the device has bezel free designs of the infinite display.
“This display gives you a seamless and immersive experience,” he said.
Mr. Hulton said the camera has got the 12 mega pixel using the same class leading technology in the Galaxy S7 for great low-light photos and also great blur-free photos.
“The selfie camera is also up to 8 megapixels to make sure that all your selfies are crystal clear,” he said.
Mr. Hulton said In terms of security, they’re offering a very simple security solution.
“It’s an iris scanner that we have built in and it unlocks your phone just by using the pattern of your eyes,” he said.
He said the device is also water resistant and had expandable memory for flexibility and has fast wireless charging for convenience.
The S8 has a retail price of $1999 and the S8+ a retail price of $2199.