Samsung launches new Galaxy S9 and S9+ in KSA

Samsung highlighted both smartphones’ main features at a press briefing held recently at Assila Hotel in Jeddah.
Updated 16 March 2018
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Samsung launches new Galaxy S9 and S9+ in KSA

Samsung Electronics has introduced its latest smartphones in Saudi Arabia, the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
The new smartphones are designed to enhance the user’s communication experience to express themselves in the most digitally-savvy manner. Samsung highlighted both smartphones’ main features at a press briefing held recently at Assila Hotel in Jeddah in the presence of the company’s senior executives, partners and the press.
Ismail Yoon, president of Samsung Electronics Saudi Arabia, said: “Samsung constantly pushes the boundaries of innovation and immersive technology to cater to the demands of its customers. The all-new Galaxy S9 and S9+ allow users to seize the most stunning pictures and memories as they reimagine the camera and the way they communicate. The flagship’s camera is the most advanced in the world of smartphones, which stresses on Samsung’s keenness to deliver cutting-edge technologies to the market. They are also the result of a fruitful and confident relationship with our customers to deliver nothing less than state-of-the-art products that shape the future.”
The Galaxy S9+ packs the “best smartphone camera ever” as stated by the DxOMark, which rated it with a top overall score of 99. Both smartphones’ cameras have the largest lens slots and rely on artificial intelligence to improve the imaging experience, in addition to its design with dual aperture (F1.5 — F2.4) developed by Samsung to provide a perfect imaging experience even in low-light environments. They are also equipped with a Super Speed Dual Pixel sensor, dedicated processing power and memory to take amazing shots with high quality resolution. Moreover, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have a new feature to capture a slow-motion video at 960 frames per second as well as providing automatic motion detection, a smart addition that helps detect the movement in the frame and starts recording automatically — all users have to do is to adjust the imaging setting.
The Galaxy S9 & S9+ also offer an enhanced entertainment experience with powerful AKG stereo speakers, an immersive Dolby Atmos sound amplifier and a high-resolution Gorilla Glass display resistant to scratches and bumps. They are also equipped with the new SmartThings feature, which connects and unifies all of Samsung’s Internet-enabled devices.


Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

Updated 24 May 2018
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Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

  • All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom, greeted passengers returning to Dhaka following a brief stay in Jeddah due to an irregular occurrence on one of its aircraft.
Flight SV3818 operating from Madinah to Dhaka on Monday diverted to Jeddah for an emergency landing due to nose gear malfunction, which became apparent mid-flight. The aircraft was an Airbus A330-200, wet-leased to Saudia.
All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Upon concluding all safety and health checks, the passengers were cleared to fly the next day. The Saudia ground operations team conducted all formalities and clearances in order for the guests to fly to Dhaka at 7:30 p.m. Jeddah local time on Tuesday.
Greeting the guests at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah prior to departure was Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, along with representatives from the airline, civil aviation authority and crew.
“Saudia thanks the onboard crew, General Authority of Civil Aviation, and King Abdul Aziz International Airport control for providing their cohesive, full support and cooperation during the event,” the airline said in a statement.
The flight arrived in Dhaka at 4:48 a.m. Dhaka time on Wednesday where they were met by the Saudia country manager and the station staff.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, Saudia is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
The airline currently flies to 90 destinations across four continents with a fleet of 147 narrow and widebody aircraft.
At the 2017 Skytrax Awards held at the Paris Air Show, Saudia was awarded the “World’s Most Improved Airline” of the year.