Top mobile handset brand Samsung is launching its latest gadget -- Galaxy S5 -- for Tk 60,000 in Bangladesh today along with 149 other countries.
The device with a 2.1 GHz Octa core processor will also be available at 12 equal monthly instalments. The device boasts a finger scanner for security and long term evolution access, which is a far faster wireless technology compared to 3G.
The handset was officially launched at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in Dhaka yesterday in exclusive association with mobile operator Robi, the third largest operator with 2.57 crore subscriptions.
Robi customers will get some special benefits for six months, such as 500 megabytes of free internet surfing, missed call alert, breaking news, and sports news, said Mahmudur Rahman, executive vice president of Robi.
It is more than a phone and it has enormous possibilities, Rahman added.
At the event, Choon Soo Moon, managing director of Samsung, said the device will provide better services and experiences to its users.
The company will also open more service centres in Bangladesh, even in the district areas, to provide better after sales services to its customers, he added.
Supun Weerasinghe, managing director and chief executive officer of Robi, said, “It is a privilege for us to partner with Samsung for this device.” “3G is not only about network; it also depends on the handset.”
Hasan Mehdi, general manager of Samsung, said the 5.1 inch device is offering superior camera functionality with a 16 megapixel camera and an ultra power saving mode that turns the display to black and white and shuts down all unnecessary features to minimise battery consumption.
The device comes in four colours -- charcoal black, shimmery white, electric blue and copper gold.