Airtel Uganda and Samsung Electronics launched the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 at a cocktail event at Serena Hotel Kampala on Wednesday evening.
Uganda becomes the part of the pioneer African countries in which the Smartphone has been launched, after South Africa, Zambia and Kenya.
The Samsung S5 is the one phone that has the global phone market buzzing it is the most anticipated phone to be released in 2014; pre orders for the device exceeded 20 million units less than two weeks after the announcement of the commercial launch.
“We are very excited to make this ground-breaking phone available on the Ugandan Market. Ugandans are becoming tech savvy and Airtel is committed to keeping up with their technology requirements,” said Airtel Uganda Managing Director, Arindam Chakrabarty.
Minister of State for ICT and communications Hon. Nyombi Thembo at the launch said “I would like to applaud Airtel as they continue to convey a sense of modernity, energy, innovation, trust and focus on the future and on its customers. This event has given us an opportunity to reflect on the progress made in Uganda so far within the telecommunication sector.”