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GITEX Shopper 2018 (Supplied Photo)

Retailers battle for bragging rights as the Gulf’s largest and longest-running consumer electronics event showcases regional firsts and enormous offers … reports Asian Lite News.

GITEX Shopper 2018 (Supplied Photo)

GITEX Shopper 2018 continues to wow the crowds with offers, deals and prizes – and some exclusive items. As well as the very latest smartphones, smart TVs, laptops, home electronics, gaming consoles, wearable technology and cameras, there are several items that haven’t been seen in the UAE before – and others that won’t be seen again.

Launched simultaneously in China and the Middle East on October 2, the new Honor 8X smartphone is a star of GITEX Shopper 2018, with initial stocks selling out on the event’s first day. New stock of the 6.5”, 4GB + 128GB, FHD+ FullView display device are now available, bundled with a host of extras for only AED999 – exactly the type of unique value proposition GITEX Shopper visitors have come to expect.

Visitors can also touch and test Huawei’s game-changing world-first FullView ultra slim, ultralight Matebook X Pro laptop, unveiled to the UAE at GITEX Shopper 2018 for a show-only price of just AED6,999. Its MediaPad M5 Series multimedia tablet is also being launched in the Middle East at the event, at show-special prices of AED 1,999 for the M510 Pro and AED 1,599 for the MediaPad M510. The world’s second biggest mobile phone vendor is also offering its top range of devices for show-only prices, bundled with a variety of free gifts.

GITEX Shopper 2018 (Supplied Photo)

Elsewhere, Jumbo’s exclusive gold-finished Sony 55-inch X85F 4K TV offers a slim design at an equally slim price tag of AED5,199. Atul Joshi, Jumbo Group spokesperson, said: “We are very satisfied with the response from our customers during GITEX Shopper. This exhibition has always been a substantial part of our sales, and our store outlets also perform exceptionally well.”

Joshi revealed that the most popular categories his sales team are seeing at the 15,000 square metre event are high-end laptops, smartphones and large-screen TVs. Jumbo is also offering an incredible Samsung Note 9 128GB + 32-inch LED TV combo deal for only AED 3,899.

Local powerhouse vendor SharafDG has partnered with Huawei and other global vendors to provide some jaw-dropping deals. Siddhish Sriganesh, SharafDG’s Head of Marketing, said: “As an annual event, GITEX Shopper draws customers back to enjoy offers only available during this time of the year. Customers visit GITEX Shopper for additional freebies and bargains offered by top specialty retailers. The convenience of parking and the convenience for families to visit this festive event is facilitating more footfall. The opportunity to see and test new products in the drone zone, gaming area and Asian Football Cup activation zone are added attractions for customers this year.”

Sriganesh also highlighted some of SharafDG’s top offers: “With television panel prices crashing, customers can get a Samsung 75” 4K UHD panel for just AED6,999 this GITEX Shopper, or an 85” for the same price as a 75” TV was last year – the Sony 85” 4K Android TV is available for just AED9,999! In terms of smartphones, the hot favourites at this year’s event are the new launches from Huawei, Apple, and Samsung.”

Mahesh Chotrani, Assistant VP, Jacky’s Electronics, has great fondness for GITEX Shopper: “GITEX Shopper has been very close to our heart for the past several years. It is an event that is eagerly anticipated by shoppers not just in the UAE but across the entire region. We love the energy of the show where retailers, brands and consumers come together to make it the success that it is.”

Exclusively at GITEX Shopper 2018, Jacky’s Electronics is offering customers spending over AED499 a chance to win an all-expenses-paid holiday to South Africa. The company is giving away 10 of these incredible holiday prizes worth AED150,000 in total. Visitors can head to the Jacky’s Electronics stand to grab a 2018 Samsung 55” Smart 4K QLED UHD TV for AED6,499 and receive a AED2,000 gift voucher.

There’s also a wide range of deals on Lenovo laptops, notebooks and ideapads for all budgets at Jacky’s, which come bundled with a host of free gifts such as antivirus software, carry cases, headphones, mice, Canon printers and bluetooth speakers.

Visitors have until 11pm on Saturday, 6 October to get along to GITEX Shopper 2018 to see the latest cutting-edge equipment from globally-renowned manufacturers such as Huawei (Official Technology Partner), Honor, Samsung, MSI, Xtouch, Nikon, Sony, Dyson, LG, Dell, Alienware, HTC, OPPO, Hitachi and Nestle, and take advantage of unbeatable deals from local and regional powerhouse retailers such as Axiom, Arabian Trading Agency, Al Ain Phone, Emax, Jacky’s, Jumbo, SharafDG, KY Style Home, Naam Electronics FZE, Nishat General Company LLC, Time House Trading and Yuet Meng Trading Co.

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