Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Irish launch of Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy Alpha. The event was held in Dublin’s City hall and it was a very well turned out event with lots of industry people and lots of good products on show. While the main event however was for the launch of the new Galaxy Alpha, Samsung also slipped in many other cool products such as the Tab S, the Gear VR, the Gear S and even their new Robo Vac vacuum along with a host of UHD TV’s.
Dublin’s City Hall, this is where the DJ spun his tunes
All this took place is a super cool venue with a circular bar and a DJ housed way up above the bar in a Crows Nest banging out the tunes.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S is a beautiful 10.5″ super slim tablet running not 4 but 8 cores and offers a fantastic screen with a super crazy contrast ration of 100,000:1. The Tab S is really slim with a width of only 6.6mm and weighs only 465 grams. I took a tour around the Tab S and checked out the dedicated Kids Mode as with four kids knocking around my house a Kids Mode is number one on my list. Thankfully the Tab S has multi user profiles and even finger print recognition meaning that the kids can have their own account and own secure way to log in.
The Tab S has an 8MP rear facing camera and and a 2.1MP front camera that promise to be quite good and knowing Samsung they probably will be just that.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
The new Galaxy Alpha is Samsung’s latest flagship that will appeal to those looking for a slightly more manageable form factor over something like a Note 4 or S5. It’s packed in pretty much all the same great features as the afore mentioned but has a more premium build with an aluminium strip surrounding the device. I was quite impressed with just how nice it felt in the hand and thanks to the fact Samsung have evenly weighted the Alpha it does not feel top heavy due to the camera like many other smartphones.
I took time out with a Samsung representative and was given a tour.
There was quite a few other things on show that I wont go into this time but I will leave you with some images below, and yes this being a closed media event meant that some celebrities were there on the night. I had the great pleasure of bumping into Baz Ashmawy from 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy on Sky TV, he was very impressed with the spread that Samsung had put on.