Samsung Electronics, the manufacturer of mobile handsets has announced that it will be providing its customers in Nigeria and other pan-African countries with a 24-month “Accidental Damage from Handling” (ADH) warranty to cover screen and liquid damages to its new, flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, at no extra charge. The warranty includes two free repairs in the event of accidental damage to the screen of the device.
The new Galaxy S4 has be on sale at Samsung stores and accredited dealers across Nigeria since May 3, 2013, ahead of its formal launch in Lagos tomorrow.
The company is currently partnering major telecommunication operators and service providers in the country via a pre-order service, in a drive to encourage consumers to be one of the first to own the sought after smartphone.
Speaking at a press briefing to announce the coming launch, Director, Hand Held Products, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Emmanouil Revmatas, described the introduction of the warranty as a standard for the Galaxy S4, as part of Samsung’s commitment to providing its customers with innovative and impeccable after-sales services.
“At Samsung, we understand the unique needs of our customers and this is another value-added service we are introducing to provide them with comprehensive service assistance in the event of accidental handling damage to their devices. We are very excited to be the first mobile device manufacturer to come out with this level of service,” he said.
He added that the company would continue to provide value and long-term, sustainable support and service to its customers.
The ADH warranty will be incorporated into the existing 24-month standard factory warranty on the Galaxy S4. Customers can register their devices through Samsung’s e-Warranty service from their phones within the first 30 days of purchase. In the event of damage, registered customers will be able to take their device to an authorized Samsung Service Centre for repairs. The Service Centre will replace the screen or board free of charge. According to Samsung, this warranty will cover only screen and liquid damages. Customers will be limited to two incidents requiring repairs within a 24-month period.
Countries where Samsung’s ADH is currently available include Nigeria , South Africa , Namibia , Zambia , Kenya , Mauritius , Ghana , Uganda , Senegal , Cote d’Ivoire , Sudan , Angola , Tanzania , Botswana , Ethiopia and Mozambique .
Marketing Manager for Hand Held Products, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Olajumoke Okikiolu, said: “At Samsung, we are constantly looking for new and improved ways provide first-class service for our customers wherever they are. The introduction of the ADH warranty on the Galaxy S4 smartphone is a testament to this commitment. Our customers can look forward to seeing the warranty extended to other Samsung devices in the near future.”