Samsung Experience stores have been open in the US for quite a while. You've probably noticed them in your local Best Buy, where they also have an Apple mini store and a mini Google store. Now Samsung has rolled out their Experience stores into the UK, just in time for the Galaxy S5 launch. Samsung has partnered with Carphone Warehouse in the UK to get their Experience stores in 9 of their locations which are:
Newcastle, Northumberland Street
Liverpool, Paradise Street
Bradford, Darley Street
Manchester, Market Street
Bournemouth, Commercial Street
London, Oxford Street
Cardiff, Queen Street
It's great timing, as you can still walk into one of these Carphone Warehouse stores and check out the Samsung Galaxy S5 and see what it's all about before ordering one and getting it on Friday. The Samsung Experience stores will have a lot more than just the Galaxy S5 though. It'll feature just about everything that Samsung Mobile sells. So that includes the Galaxy Tab line of tablets, the Gear wearables, and of course all of the smartphones they have, including their Windows Phone line of smartphones. The Samsung Experience Stores are a great way to see what Samsung has to offer, and if it's anything like it is in the US, we should see some Samsung reps at those stores as well to answer any questions you may have. Which is definitely a good thing for Samsung, and it gets more users interested in their products. Just in case their marketing doesn't work for some reason.
You can find the full press release down below if you're interested in that. How many of you in the UK are looking forward to checking out these new Samsung Experience stores inside Carphone Warehouse?
NEW SAMSUNG 'EXPERIENCE' STORES OPEN ACROSS UK
London, 9 April, 2014 -The first new concept Samsung stores in the UK operated by Carphone Warehouse opened today (Wednesday 9 April).
The nine new stores opened at locations in London Oxford Street, Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Bradford, Cardiff and Bournemouth. Stores will sell Samsung's full range of mobiles, tablets, laptops and wearables, including the manufacturers' new range of devices - the Samsung Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Fit.
The partnership between Carphone Warehouse and Samsung to provide Samsung Experience Stores across Europe was announced in January, following the opening of three standalone stores operated by Carphone Warehouse in Spain last year. The new UK store roll-out follows the successful opening of 19 stores in Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and Ireland in recent weeks. Further stores will open over the coming months in other locations across the UK and Europe.
Andrew Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of Carphone Warehouse said: "We are delighted to have been chosen by Samsung as its preferred European partner for its experience store rollout. In line with the launch of the brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 this week we're opening the first UK stores, including one in the heart of London's shopping district on Oxford Street. Our Connected World Services business combines Carphone Warehouse's retailing expertise and systems with one of the world's biggest brands and will help us make even more lives better through connected technology."
Simon Stanford, Vice President of IT & Mobile division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland said: "We are committed to providing the most innovative and exciting shopping experience for our customers and our partnership with Carphone Warehouse allows us to do just that. We will be able to offer a unique shopping experience tailored to our customers' needs as well as giving them access to our wide portfolio of connected mobile products."