Samsung is now delivering the likes of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy Buds Pro and the Galaxy Watch 3 via drone — but only to the residents of one small town in Ireland.
The pilot scheme, a first for Samsung anywhere in the world, is currently limited to the town of Oranmore, which sits on the outskirts of the city of Galway. That’s certainly disappointing if you’re not one of the 5,000 residents of the town, but it may point to a future of Samsung drone delivery.
The service uses drones built by Irish company Manna Aero. According to Samsung, they fly at an altitude of around 50-80 meters and can hit speeds of 37 mph. That, Samsung says, allows them to reach homes in around three minutes — which is great if you absolutely can’t wait for that new smartphone.
The service is available now to people in the Oranmore area who buy a device on Samsung.com, and Samsung says it’s keen to expand it across Ireland in the future.
The big advantage to drone deliveries is that…