Co-Creating a Brighter Digital Future with Samsung Members Stars in Southeast Asia & Oceania

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The Samsung community includes a great many passionate power users inspired by the innovations that Samsung devices bring to the table, enhancing the experiences of users in their everyday work and play.


The moment you own a Samsung Galaxy device, you’re a Samsung Member.


Accessible through the Samsung Members app, this peer-led space gathers Samsung users to discuss useful tips and tricks and how to make the most of their devices in photography, gaming, and spread their love for Samsung’s devices. The platform also includes a comprehensive FAQ section, access to Samsung expert advisors 24/7 and in-depth Diagnostic scans.


To drive their passions further, every year, around 80 Samsung Members in Southeast Asia & Oceania are invited to be Samsung Members Stars, with exclusive access to Samsung events, benefits, and content, such as Galaxy Unpacked launches, merchandise and insights into Samsung devices and services. For instance, Samsung SEAO recently onboarded its third wave of Members Stars, since the program launched regionally in the second half of 2021.


On 1 July 2023, Members Stars from eight markets across the region were gathered at an exciting, hybrid live and on-ground welcome event. They tuned into a live regional webcast from Singapore and participated in an Ask-Me-Anything session that touched on upcoming events, as well as useful information to support their ongoing Members Stars journey.


▲ Samsung Members Stars enjoying the exclusive swag from the Welcome Event.


“The Samsung Members platform is a community that inspires users to fully optimize their Samsung devices and services through the exchange of tips and tricks between members, on top of exclusive experiences, content, and benefits. Forming the bedrock and driving this diverse community are our Samsung Members Stars, who actively share their passions and unique experiences with the wider community, and we want to continue to empower them to do so,” said Sangho Jo, President & CEO of Samsung Electronics, Southeast Asia and Oceania.



Member Stars Spotlight

Here is a spotlight on some of the members who attended this year’s onboarding gathering.


▲ Calvin (@Jun4hong2) from Malaysia won the best team photo, taken with a Galaxy Z Flip5 billboard in Seoul, along with other Member Stars.


A master of content creation, Calvin has been a part of the Samsung Members Stars crew since 2022 and also visited Samsung Members Stars Connect in Seoul recently. As someone who enjoys mastering the art of new transition videos and photography, Calvin often makes beautiful videos encaspulating his memories on his Members Star journey and inspires all to further develop their passions with Samsung Galaxy devices. He recently won Best Unpacked Reporter for his video of his Galaxy Unpacked experience in Seoul as a Samsung Member Star.


Calvin describes the journey of connecting with Samsung Members around the world as a priceless and life-changing experience that he would not trade for anything else. To him, Samsung Members creates a cohesive space to share the excitement for upcoming Samsung devices and features.


▲ Rafsan Halim (@photosbyraffy) from Australia regularly shares photography tips on the Samsung Members platform.


Doctor, traveler, photographer extraordinaire, Rafsan or Raffy, specializes in using his Galaxy S23 Ultra to capture beautiful slice of life shots in Australia and on his travels, which create a beautiful visual spread on Instagram (@photosbyraffy). In his spare time, Raffy also creates YouTube Videos and runs a podcast called “randInt with Raffy & Chandra”.


His most enjoyable part of the Members Stars program thus far was visiting the Galaxy Experience Space in Singapore which gave him the chance to build close relationships with fellow Members Stars across Southeast Asia & Oceania.


On the Samsung Members platform, you’ll often see posts from him detailing a step-by-step guide to capturing stunning images using the Expert RAW app, tips on hyperlapse photography, as well as exploring the various Camera modes on the Galaxy S23 Ultra.


▲ Timmy (@TimmyRose) from the Philippines actively shares tips on using Samsung Galaxy devices to create the best selfies, on the Samsung Members platform.


A Samsung fan since 2004, Timmy is a supermom who enjoys connecting various Samsung devices at home via the SmartThings app, taking care of her family with increased accessibility and convenience.


Recently named Samsung Member Star for the month of June, Timmy is an active contributor on the Samsung Members platform, constantly starting conversations around new features on Samsung’s visual displays and other reasons why she loves Samsung devices.



Catch All the Action as a Samsung Members Star

The action never stops for Samsung Members Stars as every year is packed with the full Samsung experience, such as online regional workshops on mastering mobile photography with Samsung’s Expert RAW app.


▲ Members Stars at 29Rooms with Sangho Jo, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics, Southeast Asia & Oceania.


In-person events are the perfect opportunity for Members Stars deep dive into the Samsung ecosystem and connect with this amazing Samsung Members community.


At the start of 2023, we welcomed our region’s Members Stars like Rafsan at the Galaxy Experience Space in Singapore. Aside from witnessing the unveiling of the new Galaxy S23 series, Members Stars were also treated to immersive experiences included a guided Nightography tour along Singapore’s boat quay and an exclusive visit to the instagrammable funhouse, 29Rooms.


Samsung Members Stars at Samsung Digital City in Suwon, South Korea


In May, Calvin and several Members Stars from SEAO were specially invited to a three-day trip to the Samsung Innovation Museum and Samsung Digital City in Suwon, for a behind-the-scenes look at Samsung’s headquarters, and development and testing processes. They also connected with Members Stars from across the world through talks, workshops, and challenges.


▲ Southeast Asia & Oceania Members Stars gathering at their local events


For the year ahead, Members Stars can look forward to being the first to experience exclusive events. From Lunch & Learns held in the Philippines, to photography walks in Indonesia, dedicated Members teams in SEAO are committed to helping this remarkable community grow closer and forge unforgettable experiences.



Join the Samsung Members Crew Today!

Passionate about Samsung’s devices and looking to meet like-minded people? Samsung Members is the perfect, peer-led space, where you can share your unique experiences, knowledge, insights, and connect over common passions.


Wait no more, share your love for all things Samsung, here on Samsung Members today!


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