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Samsung Electronics has partnered with drone company Manna to facilitate a contactless delivery service for its Irish customers.

Samsung customers who purchase from the latest range of Galaxy devices — including the S21 Ultra, the Galaxy Buds Pro, the Galaxy Tab S7, the Galaxy Watch 3, and its recently launched Galaxy A Series — via the company’s online store in Ireland will have their order delivered using a Manna drone under the new service. 

The service, a first for Samsung globally, will initially be available to customers in Oranmore, Samsung said, noting there are plans to expand the service nationwide “in the future”.

Samsung Ireland head of online Eamonn Grant touted the use of these drones, which travel at speeds of over 60kph and at altitudes of 50-80 metres, would enable deliveries to be made to homes in…