Samsung to Introduce Galaxy S4 Zoom in Ghana, Launch Tech Accelerator

Written by Makula Dunbar

July 26, Samsung will introduce the Galaxy S4 Zoom in Ghana. The mobile device enhances the photo taking experience and merges a high quality 10X optical zoom camera with an Android smartphone, Ghana Busines News reported.

Ryan Na, sales director for handheld products at Samsung Ghana said that the country’s interest in smartphones has seen a sizable increase. The Galaxy S4 Zoom was created to meet consumer demands in the region.

“Communication is becoming increasingly visual, with people wanting to capture and share their moments in the highest quality possible, but often do not have the space or inclination to carry a dedicated camera for this purpose and the logic behind the S4 Zoom is instead of carrying two devices, they need to carry one”, Na said in the report.

The zoom ring feature is described as an easily accessible control that quickly launches camera features. It also allows users to send pictures while on a call. The Galaxy smartphone line will produce more phones catering to specific consumer needs, according to Ghana Business News. The Galaxy S4 Zoom, the report noted, is specifically for those fascinated with technology and social media.

The world’s largest mobile phone provider, Samsumg is making rounds across the continent prepping more than smartphone launches. Samsung Africa has teamed up with start-up accelerator 88mph to help fund and nurture the ventures of 10-12 entrepreneurs. The program launches one month later, August 26, and is based in Nairobi and Cape Town.

“88mph is extremely excited about partnering with a company like Samsung, and being a filter for sourcing great products to their platform,” Kresten Buch, Founder & MD of 88mph told Venture Burn.

“As an early-stage investor, it’s important to create an infrastructure around the startups that can increase their chances of making it big. Teaming up with great companies is part of our goal to add substantial value to startups beyond investment.”

The program aims to guide start-ups that will drive international and emerging technology markets.

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