Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ start selling in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is now officially available in Kenya and the larger East African market.

The device, which comes in two size configurations, the 5.8-inch standard Galaxy S8 and the larger (and taller?) 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, had been up for pre-order in the country since the start of April.

Samsung Galaxy S8

To accompany them, Samsung Electronics East Africa is also availing to the local market a whole bunch of accessories. They include the new DeX station, a dock that is meant to transform the Galaxy S8 into a desktop computing device when paired with a monitor, several covers, headsets and even portable battery packs.

The two devices come with a pair of AKG headsets in the box that would normally cost Kshs 10,000 in the market.

Samsung Galaxy S8

Notable features of the Galaxy S8 include its Infinity Display, Samsung’s new smart assistant, Bixby, an upgraded selfie camera, an iris scanner, DeX, the pressure-sensitive on-screen home button and the ability to stream audio via Bluetooth to two devices.

Read: 5 exciting features of the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Specifications of the two devices are as follows:

Samsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8+
Dimensions and weight148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm, 155g159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm, 173g
Display5.8-inch Quad HD+
(2960x1440 pixels, 570ppi)
6.2-inch Quad HD+
(2960x1440 pixels, 529ppi)
CameraMain: Dual Pixel 12MP with OIS (f/1.7)
Selfie: 8MP with Auto Focus (f/1.7)
Same
ProcessorSnapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895Same
Memory4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage (expandable upto 256GB)Same
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0, NougatSame
Battery3,000mAh3,500mAh
Network3G, 4G (Gigabit LTE)Same
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C, NFCSame
OthersFingerprint sensor, iris scanner, Samsung PaySame

The Samsung Galaxy S8 goes for Kshs 85,000 while the Galaxy S8+ goes for Kshs 10,000 more at Kshs 95,000. The devices are available through Samsung brand stores and other retail outlets across the country.

Emmanuel Chenze

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