There’s no better time of buying a smartphone just after a successor has hit the shelves. I am talking buying a brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 at half the price of the new Galaxy S8!
Yes, you read it right. At the moment, you can grab yourself a brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 for just Ksh 42,999 on Jumia. This is the best price we’ve seen on the retailer so far, but it might not last forever, just like any other sweet deal.
With the Galaxy S8 having just hit the shelves of the retailer and other retailers in the country priced at Ksh 85K, however, it’s possible that this could be the beginning of more similar deals on not just the Galaxy S7, but also the high-end Galaxy S7 Edge. In fact, it’s not long ago that we saw a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge selling at the same Ksh 43K as the current S7. Usually, the Galaxy S7 sells for over Ksh 60K and with this in mind, you’ll be saving close to Ksh 20K on this deal – or even more.
Being a year old, the Galaxy S7 is still one of the best performers in the smartphone world. The phone ships with a decent 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display screen with a QHD (2K) resolution and Always on Display feature. This panel has Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 protecting it and the entire body is also IP68-certified, which means it’s dust and water resistant.
Under the hood, the Galaxy S7 has a powerful Exynos 8890 SoC that is paired with a flagship RAM of 4GB. You get 32GB of storage on this model, but this can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB. The camera on the back of the S7 is still world-class in the business despite the release of the slightly enhanced version on the Galaxy S8. It is a 12MP Dual Pixel lens with an aperture of f/1.7, PDAF, OIS, dual-tone LED flash, HDR, and 4K video recording. The front has a 5MP lens with the same aperture, promising excellent performance in low-light conditions.
Keeping the Galaxy S7 alive is a 3000mAh battery unit that supports fast charging technology via a microUSB port. In terms of software, the S7 has Android Marshmallow out of the box, but there’s a ready update to Android 7.0 Nougat over the air.
If the S7 is not your thing, feel free to check out our article on the best Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge alternatives available in Kenya right now priced at under Ksh 50K. Otherwise, feel free to hit the link below to grab yourself this brand new S7 while the deal lasts.