New fully voice-activated custom Samsung smartphone for visually impaired hits the market


An Australian technology company has launched in the UK its new voice-activated mobile phone designed for use by older people and visually-impaired people. 

RealThing Ai has now created the RealSAM Phone, a custom Samsung Galaxy A04 handset installed with the RealThing Ai voice software.

Fully voice-activated, the system can be bought on a 36-month contract basis or outright and is designed for an estimated 5.6 million in the UK whose health barriers make difficult the typical use of a mobile phone.

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RealSAM Phone is the third product to be released from the RealThing Ai team, that has partnered with the RNIB and O2 to develop accessible smartphones for blind and partially sighted people since 2018.

UK country manager for RealThing Ai, Louise Humphreys, said: “With the Christmas season giving many families the first opportunity in three years to come together, we’ve seen a leap in enquiries from loved ones seeking a solution to stay in touch with their parents and grandparents.

“Often contacting us having already explored other options, we’ve been told of relatives struggling to operate mobile phones with small buttons, to install apps or use menus on a touchscreen.

“We believe there is a need for an alternative phone in the market that’s easy to use, with less features, and that can be operated just by using your voice. We hope that with the launch of RealSAM Phone we can deliver on this need and help many families to stay connected this winter’’.

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