Samsung’s Galaxy Studio opens in the city

Vr Coaster. — Sunpix by Adib Rawi Yahya
Lee is trying out the virtual cycling game. — Sunpix by Adib Rawi Yahya

SAMSUNG'S Galaxy Studios are found in iconic locations in selected cities across the globe including in Sydney's Westfield Parramatta, Stockholm Central Station, the Dubai Mall, and Hong Kong's Excelsior Plaza.

These studios are experiential pop-up stores that allow visitors to get hands-on ­experiences of the latest Samsung devices.

Now Malaysians can experience first-hand the whole Samsung Galaxy ecosystem with the opening of a Galaxy Studio at Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur last week by top Samsung officials, including Samsung Malaysia Electronics president Lee Sang Hoon.

The studio will open for only three months, from now till Jan 31 next year.

Visitors to the Galaxy Studio can get to try out the latest Samsung devices, including the Galaxy Note8, GearVR with Controller, and the new Gear 360 camera.

Samsung personnel are on hand to guide and explain the products in detail if needed.

At the interactive smart table, explore the key features of the Galaxy Note8 like never before.

The table itself becomes an interface, and the phone becomes a second screen. Together, the two devices guide the visitors through what the Galaxy Note8 can do.

Samsung has also set up its unique 360 Snow Globe booth at this studio.

The cylindrical contraption, which lets visitors take unique photos with swirling artificial snowflakes using the Gear 360, is only available at selected Galaxy Studios around the world, and Malaysians are among the lucky ones to enjoy it.

Fans of virtual reality can also get to experience the VR Coaster. The 4D seat swing and sway in tandem with the VR experience to give visitors the full immersive capability of the Gear VR.

At the Galaxy Fitness stations, visitors can test out their fitness level with the Gear Fit 2 Pro and the upcoming Gear Sport in a virtual cycling game.

The Galaxy Studio is open to the public from 10am to 10pm daily.