Safaricom, Kenya’s largest mobile network operator, has Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, up for pre-order starting today (February 22nd).
This is not surprising, though, as we had received confirmation earlier that Safaricom, in addition to Samsung’s own network of brand stores across the country and FoneXpress, would be offering the Galaxy S10 on pre-order and, subsequently, sale.
Starting today through to March 8th, interested buyers of any of the 3 members of the Galaxy S10 family can pre-order the device at Safaricom shops across the country or online through the company’s e-commerce store, Masoko.
Safaricom has priced the Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ at prices that are slightly higher than the retail prices recommended by Samsung. However, as can be seen in the price table below, it is offering some discounts on those prices.
|Marked Price||Discounted Price|
|Samsung Galaxy S10e||83,999||80,999|
|Samsung Galaxy S10||100,999||97,999|
|Samsung Galaxy S10+||139,999||131,999|
It is worth noting that the Galaxy S10 Plus on sale through Safaricom is the 512GB variant.
Of course, it is common knowledge that retailers are free to adjust prices and Safaricom has been consistent in this regard.
Last year, Safaricom priced the base models of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at Kshs 100,000 and 105,000 respectively, higher than the recommended Kshs 85,000 and 95,000 price.
The pre-order period runs through to March 8th.
Those who pre-order the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ through Safaricom get free 5GB data and “free original Samsung earbuds” which we are assuming at this point to be the Galaxy Buds announced at the Unpacked 2019 event where the 3 devices were announced and which Samsung is giving out to the first 1,000 customers to pre-order the said devices.