The holiday season brings good news to Kenyans banking with Barclays as they will be able to make purchase of the Galaxy Note 4 device and pay for it later in installments, following a new collaboration with the bank and Samsung East Africa.
Samsung introduced its Note 4 phablet to Kenyans in October, adding to the company’s collection of Galaxy devices that promised to offer a new smartphone experience with the latest generation S Pen technology.
A sequel to the Note 3 and featuring more evolved technology, the Galaxy Note 4 has been said to be the fastest moving smartphone yet, recording sales of 1,200 units in Kenya as of end of November, according to the Vice President Samsung East Africa, Robert Ngeru.
Now, through the new collaboration with Barclays Bank of Kenya, customers will be able to make purchases of the Galaxy Note 4 even without having enough money at hand as they will have an option of accessing a loan from the bank then pay back at a later time.
It is not surprising that most people would want to upgrade to the latest smartphone edition but due to the current Christmas holiday season, requiring people to save up money for spending, most people have decided to postpone their gadget fetish to next year.
Barclays customers will not have to postpone purchase for the Note 4 as they can enjoy christmas with family without having to worry about spending on the device, all they will need is possession of a Barclaycard.
“We know many of our customers would like to upgrade to the latest innovative smartphone as soon as it is available, and our partnership with Barclays bank of Kenya will give our customers this opportunity,” said Ngeru.
To take advantage of the new offing, Barclay Card customers will be required to use their Barclays credit cards that use the latest EMV technology to make a purchase for the Note 4 at select dealer shops.
The customer will then be required to call the Barclays Contact Center for inclusion on the scheme, with the offer running for a period of 3 months at all Samsung brand shops, FoneXpress outlets, Safaricom and One 2 One.
The user will then be required to pay back the amount in three months installments.
Samsung believes the new move will help customers keep up with the latest technology as they fulfill their mission to ensure customers experience full advantages of the technologies.