Samsung Galaxy S8 was released in April and it didn’t take long for the phone to hit the local market, but some were kept off the phone thanks to the original asking price of Ksh 84,999.
Now, if you are still interested in grabbing the flagship Galaxy S8, the phone has now been discounted on Jumia, the leading online retailer in the country. At the moment, you can get your hands on the S8 at an amazing Ksh 75,999, which leaves you with a cool Ksh 9,000 compared to what the phone was selling at a few weeks ago.
Despite the discount, you still get the same package that those who paid Ksh 85K for the phone got. This includes a 5.8-inch AMOLED display screen with a QHD+ resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 5 on top. Under the hood, the processor is an Exynos 8895 octa-core paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB.
The cameras have a 12MP shooter on the back and an 8MP lens on the front while the battery stands at 3000mAh with support for fast charging technology. In terms of software, Samsung Galaxy S8 has Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and also includes Bixby digital assistant, but this feature has yet to be fully functional locally.
On a separate note, Samsung is reportedly working on a new Galaxy S8 Mini and it will be unveiled in South Korea in the coming weeks. According to reports, the phone will keep the same design language as the standard S8, but the display screen will be smaller at 5.3 inches. The processor under the hood will reportedly be a Snapdragon 821 paired with 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage.
The cameras should remain unchanged and so will the OS running the show, but it’s possible the battery capacity will be a little smaller than the 3000mAh unit used on the Galaxy S8. This is still a rumor, which means you need to take it with a grain of salt. We’ll update you with more details as soon as we get them. Stay tuned.