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.

OOCL joins shipping lines at King Abdullah Port

Updated 17 September 2019

OOCL joins shipping lines at King Abdullah Port

OOCL, a Hong Kong-based shipping company, has joined the group of international companies transporting cargo and delivering maritime shipping services to and from King Abdullah Port. This comes with the company’s official launch of operations in the port located in King Abdullah Economic City and the subsequent arrival of containers to the berths.

The move aims at enhancing the trade movement of imports and exports in the Kingdom.

“The addition of OOCL to the list of leading international shipping companies operating in King Abdullah Port is a testament to the trust of key players in the maritime shipping industry, as the port enjoys a strategic location on one of the most important international maritime shipping lanes as well as integrated infrastructure and logistics services,” a press release said.

The port is located near the Industrial Valley, the Bonded and Re-export Zone, and major Saudi cities such as Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah, which together constitute the main commercial center in the Kingdom. King Abdullah Port also enjoys close proximity to Madinat Yanbu’ Al-Sina’iyah, which is witnessing a massive trade movement in the field of petrochemicals, and it is linked to a road network that facilitates the process of transporting goods by land to and from ships to Riyadh, Dammam, and other cities in the Arabian Gulf.

Officially inaugurated last February by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, King Abdullah Port was ranked the second fastest-growing port in the world in 2018 by Alphaliner, a global specialist in data analysis of maritime transport, port capabilities, and the future development of vessels and global maritime routes. The port’s throughput increased from 1.7 million TEU in 2017 to 2.3 million TEU in 2018.

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the fastest-growing container port and one of the world’s 100 largest ports after less than four years of operation. Ten of the largest shipping lines work at the port to offer integrated services to importers and exporters. The port’s development plan is proceeding at a steady pace with a clear vision to become one of the world’s leading ports, utilizing its advanced facilities and proximity to the Bonded and Re-export Zone and the logistics park.

With state-of-the-art processing facilities, the world’s deepest 18-meter water berths, expanding roll-on/roll-off operations, and a fully integrated Port Community System, King Abdullah Port is capable of receiving today’s diverse mega cargo ships, fulfilling the growing needs of the young and fast-growing population of the Kingdom and the region.