Samsung reveals new prices for Galaxy A7/A9

The Samsung Galaxy A7 will now cost SR999 and the Galaxy A9 will now cost SR1,699.
Updated 16 February 2019
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Samsung reveals new prices for Galaxy A7/A9

Samsung Electronics has announced new prices and complementary accessories for its Galaxy A7/A9 smartphones to provide its customers with the latest technology at affordable prices, starting Feb. 14. The company said: “These new prices are carefully catered to meet the needs of our loyal customers and provide a convenient variety of the latest smartphones.”

The Samsung Galaxy A7, originally priced at SR1,299 ($346), will now cost SR999. The Galaxy A7 will also be sold with a complementary Samsung Care Card worth SR600. The Samsung Galaxy A9, which was originally priced at SR1,999, will now cost SR1,699. The Galaxy A9 will be sold with a complementary Battery Pack (10,000 mAh) and a Samsung Care Card. The warranty period is valid for 24 months from the date of purchase and the warranty of the screen protection is in accordance with Samsung Care Cards’ terms and conditions.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is the world’s first smartphone with four rear cameras, with a 24-megapixel camera as the main camera, and a wide angle lens of 120 degrees that helps capture the whole scene, as well as an optical zoom multiplier (2x).


467 Dar Al-Hekma students graduate in Jeddah

Updated 20 May 2019
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467 Dar Al-Hekma students graduate in Jeddah

Dar Al-Hekma University held a graduation ceremony for 467 undergraduate and postgraduate students from the 2018-2019 academic year. The students represented the 17th batch of the School of Design and Architecture, the School of Business and Law and the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education.
The event, which took place on May 16, was held under the patronage of Salih Al-Turki, Jeddah mayor and honorary president of Dar Al-Hekma University, and was attended by mothers of the students.
In her speech, Dr. Suhair Al-Qurashi, president of Dar Al-Hekma University, congratulated the students and their parents for their achievements. She wished them luck and urged the students to use the knowledge they gained at university to serve their country and religion.
“Today we celebrate the graduation of a new batch who will join the labor market. I am quite confident that our students will be valuable to the labor market and society and contribute to economic development because they have been prepared by highly-qualified faculty members who enjoy global experience,” she said.
“Indeed, this is one of the most beautiful moments in your life. Today you are reaping the benefits of the years you have spent studying at the university. Your efforts have paid off. You are about to start a new phase of your career and I am confident you will be successful. Keep up the persevering and fruitful efforts to reach the top,” Al-Qurashi told the students.
Jeddah mayor Al-Turki said the new batch of graduating students will follow in the footsteps of their predecessors and contribute to the development of the country and society and play a national role as citizens. Congratulating the students and parents, he said their achievements reflect the high standard of Dar Al-Hekma University.
Al-Qurashi thanked the sponsors and founders of Dar Al-Hekma University who have dedicated their time and efforts to the institution. She said the university will continue to recognize them as they are part of the successes achieved by the students.
During the event, speeches were delivered by the university’s board of trustees; guardian of the graduating students Dr. Hatim Al-Marzoky, deputy minister of education for universities; winner of Dar Al-Hekma Award for Outstanding Woman Dr. Eiman Al-Mutairi, assistant minister to the minister of commerce and investment; and the graduates.
Awards were handed out to the top-performing students, including the Abdulmajeed Outstanding Performance Award and Khalid Ali Al-Turki Award for Talents. Donors and sponsors, including Al-Turki, were also honored.
A documentary highlighting the development and achievements of the university was shown to the audience.