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Smile Partners Samsung to Launch Nigeria’s First LTE Smartphone

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Smile Communications Nigeria Limited, the first authentic 4G LTE Provider in Nigeria, has collaborated with Samsung Electronics West Africa to produce the first Long-Term Evolution-compliant smartphone in Nigeria, first in West Africa.

The companies said the smartphone was introduced in line with Smile’s vision of providing “superfast and reliable” Internet service in Nigeria, revolutionizing the way Mobile communication is enabled in Nigeria and West Africa.

A joint statement signed by the Chief Marketing Officer, Smile Nigeria, Alero Ladipo, and the Director, Information Technology and Mobile, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Emmanouil Revmatas, stated that there was the need for both companies to enhance customer experience through their product propositions.

According to them, the new technology is high quality and improved voice and video communications, enabling faster, better video calls, faster music, video streaming and conferencing, faster downloads and more pictures. The 4G LTE Mobile network will also allow faster Internet on the S6 Edge. The offer will be available at all Smile Stores and some selected Samsung stores.

Speaking on the partnership, Ladipo stated that Smile was specifically focused on the importance of partnerships of this nature to deliver on the end-to-end needs of the customer.

“The customer experience at our shops should create a lasting impression with the customer. A customer must enjoy the simplicity of the service. Our partnership with Samsung gives the customer the opportunity to own the latest Samsung LTE-compliant smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with a Samsung complimentary clear cover), and a 5GB bundle SmileOn plan for a fixed price.”

According to Revmatas, the Galaxy S6 edge has the world’s first-ever dual curved edge display which distinguishes the device as the ultimate premium Smartphone.

He said, “This partnership with Smile on S6 Edge is the first of its kind in Nigeria, offering consumers the opportunity to drive productivity with a unique smartphone coupled with the 4G experience that Smile LTE network offers.

“Our collaboration with Smile on the Galaxy S6 Edge LTE launch is a staunch affirmation of Samsung’s drive for novelty in the smartphone market globally. Samsung is committed to continuously engaging in partnerships that highlight innovations that create an impact in the life of consumers.

“This partnership with Smile on S6 Edge will give Nigerians the opportunity to drive productivity with a unique smartphone, coupled with the 4G experience that Smile LTE network offers.”

“We are pleased that Nigerian consumers will have the opportunity to reach new and progressive frontiers with their Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge device.”

Smile Communications Nigeria Limited was founded in 2007 with the transformative objective of using the best and most innovative technologies to provide its customers with high quality, easy to use and affordable communication services. Its vision and mission is to be the broadband Provider of choice in Nigeria and enable its customers to fully benefit from the Internet world.

Samsung Electronics Co. Limited is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, The Group employs 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion.