The Thailand Mobile Expo got underway in Bangkok on Thursday.
The event, which is being held at the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre, is open until Sunday 15th February and is expected to attract in excess of 700,000 visitors.
The main highlight of the event saw the official launch in Thailand of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
Samsung’s new flagship device features features a rounded screen and boasts a 5.6 inch 1600×2560 display, powered by a 2.7Ghz processor with 3GB of RAM and a 16 megapixel camera.
We’ll be posting a review of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge on ThaiTech soon but if you can’t wait until then and are interested in buying the device, it’ll set you back a cool 28,900 baht.
The Thailand Mobile Expo isn’t only about flagship or top of the range devices, far from it, with smartphones available from just over 1,000 baht, and if you’re in the market for a new phone or tablet, you won’t find a wider selection of new devices on sale currently in Thailand.
Samsung also used the event to showcase its the new Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 smartphones, both of which are solid mid-range options. The A5, with its 5 inch HD display and the A7, with a 5.5 FHD display, include 13 megapixel rear facing cameras and cost 12,900 baht and 14,900 baht, respectively.
Another phone to catch the eye was the Vivo X5 Max, which is currently the world’s thinnest smartphone and is now available in Thailand for 15,990 baht.
Other phones of interest that we’ll shortly be reviewing on ThaiTech included the Oppo N3, with its 16 megapixel rotating camera and speedy snapdragon 801 quadcore processor, as well as the Asus Zenfone 5, Huawei Mate 7 and the new Microsoft Lumia 535.
Also in attendance at Thailand Mobile Expo were the country’s main network providers, with AIS using the event to really push its new Lava Pro 5.0 entry smartphone, which is available for less 5,000 baht and comes with 4,000 baht of talk time.
As well as smartphones, Thailand Mobile Expo also plays host to lots of other gadgets and accessories, including the Samsung Gear S smartwatch which is on sale for 11,900 baht and the GoPro Hero (4,999 baht) and Hero 4 (18,500 baht) cameras.
Away from electronic devices and gadgets, some other familiar names also at the event include LINE and online taxi companies, GrabTaxi and Uber, both of whom are offering promotional rates to anyone who takes one of the their taxis to visit the expo.
As mentioned, if you are looking to buy a new smartphone or tablet or just want to checkout the new phones or gadgets on show, then the Thailand Mobile Expo is well worth the visit.
That said, if day one of the event is anything to go by it is likely to get really busy, although there is ample parking available at the conference centre.
ThaiTech will also be reviewing all the phones and gadgets mentioned above, as well as bringing you information of a Netflix style online streaming service which is available in Thailand and that has subscription from just 199 baht.
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