Samsung Galaxy Ring

Samsung Galaxy Ring Not Coming to South Africa But You Can Import it

Samsung South Africa has confirmed that the new Galaxy Ring will not be launching in the country soon. The Galaxy Ring was originally announced last year. However, during the latest Unpacked event which played host to Samsung’s new foldable, Buds 3 and wearables, the company shared official details on the product.

I attended a private product reveal for the new Galaxy products last week. At the event, Samsung South Africa’s Justin Hume was asked about the Galaxy Ring, which was conveniently absent at the venue. Hume confirmed that Samsung won’t be bringing the wearable into South Africa due to laws and regulations the company has to adhere to first.

These health and fitness trackers usually have to pass certain certifications in each region to go on sale in the market. These certifications are granted by tech and health regulators. The Galaxy Ring is no different.

When asked if we would ever see the Galaxy Ring in South Africa, Hume seemed optimistic that the device would arrive sometime in the future. Perhaps South Africa will get the second generation model, should Samsung release it in 2025, of course.

At the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event yesterday, I asked a spokesperson if South Africans could import the Galaxy Ring or purchase it abroad. They confirmed to me the device will function normally in South Africa and pair with your device. However, these products would, of course, lack any support in the form of warranty and repairs.

So if you want to get a Galaxy Ring, you can purchase one in a supported Market. Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Ring in 4 markets soon and 12 markets by the end of the year. The Samsung Galaxy Ring starts at $399.

Samsung is bringing in all the other products announced during the Unpacked event. This includes the Z Fold 6, Z Flip 6, Galaxy Watch 7, Galaxy Watch Ultra and new Galaxy Buds 3.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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