VENTURES AFRICA – Samsung’s latest launches, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge – unleashed at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain – will be sold in South Africa early next month. This was revealed by Vodacom, South Africa’s biggest mobile operator, making South Africa the first African country to take delivery of these devices.
But the mobile operator was quick to warn that the limited stock will only be available first at the launch in South Africa. These phones will be made available in black, white and gold. It is still not clear how much these will cost.
Samsung had earlier said that with the launch of the two new flagship smartphones, it was directly targeting Apple as it fights to make up ground it lost to its US rival in the past year. “Claiming the new phones set the performance bar for the entire industry, Samsung executives took to the stage in Barcelona to declare that the company has developed the most advanced smartphones in the world,” TechCentral reported.
It is understood that Samsung flaunted a new, cleaned-up user interface, which has removed a lot of the clutter and made it quicker and easier to access services. However, it was the hardware of the new devices that seized the attention of most at the Spanish event.