Samsung is slowly building up its retail presence.
With the Galaxy line set to turn 10 on Feb. 20, Samsung announced Friday that it plans to open three stores across the U.S. next week to let people check out its latest devices in person.
Dubbed “Samsung Experience Stores” the three retail outlets will open on Feb. 20, allowing people to check out and purchase Samsung products ranging from phones and tablets to TVs and smart home devices, or get support for existing products they currently own and fix broken mobile devices similar to an Apple Store.
The company will additionally have spaces set for experiencing “4D VR” and playing video games with friends in its “4K gaming lounge.”
The three locations are The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California; Roosevelt Field on Long Island in Garden City, New York; and The Galleria in Houston, Texas.
Samsung already operates a store in New York City called Samsung 837, though they don’t sell gadgets in the store and instead showcase the company’s latest wares. In the past, Samsung has built mini-shops inside Best Buys where it does sell gadgets.
The South Korean giant is expected to announce possibly five new phones next week, including the Galaxy S10, its first 5G phone as well as its first foldable phone.
With the new Galaxies incoming, Samsung will also be taking its latest products on the road with a new “pop-up tour” in March. Exact details on the pop-ups are unknown, though with the company’s big Unpacked event just a week away it likely won’t be long until we hear more.
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