Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were released in Kenya a few days ago, but the two are still not easy to come by.
So far, you can grab the new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ from the official Samsung Kenya shops across the country or get one via online retailers such as Jumia. Here, the standard Galaxy S8 is priced at Ksh 84,999 while the Galaxy S8+ comes in priced at Ksh 10K more. While you can also get the same phones via Lipa Later, a start-up that is aimed at enabling Kenyans own smartphones (and electronics in general) of their choice by paying in installments, one retailer known as Phones Arena Kenya has slammed an impressive Ksh 5K discount on the standard model.
According to the retailer, you can purchase the new Samsung Galaxy S8 for Ksh 79,999, but the price of the high-end Galaxy S8+ is a little higher, coming in at Ksh 95,500. Nonetheless, saving Ksh 5K on a phone as good as the S8 is still a welcome idea, at least from our end of the table.
Just to give you some highlights, the new Samsung Galaxy S8 ships with an impressive curved Super AMOLED display with a 5.8-inch QHD panel that is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, the best there is in the market so far. The Infinity Display also offers a one-of-a-kind aspect ratio of 18.5:9, enabling users to enjoy great views at any angle.
Under the hood, you get the best-performing Exynos 8895 SoC that has a clock speed of 2.3GHz and is paired with a RAM of 4GB. There’s 64GB of expandable storage on board and software-wise, you get the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Samsung shifted the fingerprint scanner to the back of the Galaxy S8 and just beside it is a 12MP DualPixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.7, PDAF, OIS and further beside the fingerprint scanner is a dual-tone LED flash. The front has an 8MP sensor alongside an iris scanner for enhanced security.
Keeping the new Galaxy S8 alive is a 3000mAh battery unit that is charged using a USB Type-C charger, which also supports fast charging technology. Being a flagship phone, the S8 also ships with all that you can expect from a phone priced at Ksh 80K and beyond, among them 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, and so on. As for the bigger Galaxy S8+, the only things that change are the screen size and battery capacity, jumping to 6.2 inches and 3500mAh, respectively – the rest of the specs remain unchanged.
For more details, you can visit the official Phones Arena Kenya Facebook page via the source link below. You can also check out our article on the 5 best new features of the new Galaxy S8 and S8+.