Samsung launches Galaxy Note10 series in KSA

Y.J. Kim, president of Samsung Electronics Saudi Arabia, unveiled the new Galaxy Note10 series at an event in Jeddah Hilton.
Updated 09 September 2019

Samsung launches Galaxy Note10 series in KSA

Samsung Electronics has launched its new lineup of smartphones in the Galaxy Note series, namely the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ for the first time in the Kingdom. 

“This year’s models celebrate 10 years of innovation, unparalleled quality and performance, designed with the latest technology to enhance Saudi consumers’ smartphone experience,” the tech giant said.

The new Galaxy Note10 series was revealed at an event in Jeddah Hilton, in the presence of Y.J. Kim, president of Samsung Electronics Saudi Arabia, as well as a number of Samsung representatives and local media figures.

“We are pleased to launch the all-encompassing Samsung Galaxy Note10 series in the Kingdom as these devices are the culmination of a decade of innovation and progress of our biggest flagship series. The Note series has been increasingly in demand in the Saudi market for its advanced features in display, camera and performance that keep pace with the lifestyle of our modern customers,” said Kim.

“This is in line with Samsung’s continuous efforts to deliver products that facilitate people’s lives and provide the latest technology, making sure that our Saudi customers are among the first users to enjoy the latest advanced smartphones by Samsung,” he added.


The Galaxy Note10+ features the biggest Note display ever with a 6.8-inch Cinematic Infinity Display on a device that is still easy to hold and easy to use.

Samsung provided visitors at the launch event with a chance to experience the state-of-the-art technology of the Galaxy Note series phones at a designated experience zone. The devices on display included the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+. Guests enjoyed the experiential element of the event, having discovered all the new features of these devices firsthand.

The Galaxy Note10 series boasts a sophisticated design. Every element of the phone is crafted to be sleek, slim and distraction-free, so users can devote their full attention to the ideas, projects and content that matter most.

For the first time, the Galaxy Note10 comes in two sizes, so consumers can find the Note that is best for them. The phone features a 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED Cinematic Infinity Display, providing an immersive HDR10+ viewing experience. The Galaxy Note10+ features the biggest Note display ever with a 6.8-inch Cinematic Infinity Display on a device that is still easy to hold and easy to use.

The Galaxy Note10 brings a new capability to the re-designed, uni-body S Pen. Now, users can jot down notes, instantly convert their handwriting to digital text in Samsung Notes, and export it to a variety of different formats, including Microsoft Word. Users can now customize notes by shrinking, enlarging, or changing the color of the text. In just a few taps, meeting minutes can be formatted and shared.

Hyundai launches new i30 N in South Africa

Updated 19 February 2020

Hyundai launches new i30 N in South Africa

Hyundai Motors has increased its presence in South Africa by launching its first mass-produced high-performance car — i30 N — last week in Cape Town. 

The first model of the N brand, the i30 N is Hyundai’s first high-performance car, which has been developed with a key focus on its race-track capability and its ability to be a fun-to-drive everyday sports car. 

“Advanced technology and a high level of driver customization has been built into the i30 N, which means it can play the role of a comfort-oriented commuter as well as a race-track ready performance car,” the automaker said.

The i30 N has a 1,998 cc, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, with its maximum power output of 202 kW reached at 6,000 r/minute, while maximum torque is achieved from 1,500 to 4 700 r/minute. 

The power is delivered to the front wheels of the i30 N through a six-speed manual gearbox and has five different drive modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom, which can be accessed through two dedicated buttons on the car’s steering wheel. 

The i30 N has a rev matching function built-in to adjust the engine revolutions when the driver shifts from a higher to a lower gear, thereby ensuring smooth gear shifting. The dual muffler exhaust sounds add to the pleasure of commanding a high-performance vehicle.

Speaking at the launch, Niall Lynch, CEO of Hyundai Automotive South, said: “The i30 N is one of the most exciting cars Hyundai has made in the recent years highlighting Hyundai’s talented designers and engineers who are always setting new standards.

“It is a high-performance car meant to deliver a fun driving experience and I have no doubt there’s a bright future in store for the Hyundai i30 N in South Africa. It has already been described as a ‘game changer’ with more than 20,000 units sold across Europe since we started trading in 2017.”

The i30 N has stylish 19-inch wheels with 235/35R19 Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires and red brake callipers featuring the N-logo. Aggressive bumpers with larger air intakes and a red character line, an aerodynamic rear spoiler with a triangular brake light, and a dual muffler exhaust complete the sleek, sporty look.

The i30 N also features the electronically controlled suspension (ECS) and electronically controlled limited-slip differential, which ensures an exhilarating drive with cornering capabilities that befits the i30 N’s hot-hatch character.

Customers can choose from five color options — Polar White, Performance Blue, Micron Grey, Phantom Black and Engine Red.

Hyundai plans to launch the i30 N model in the Middle East toward the end of 2020.