One of Samsung’s newest smartphones, the Galaxy A10, is part of Safaricom-owned e-commerce platform Masoko’s weekly deals.
As a result, its price has dropped from the recommended retail price of Kshs 12,000, which it went for at launch a few weeks ago to Kshs 10,000 this week on Masoko.
For the money, one gets a lot of value, at least on paper, as can be seen in the specifications listed below. If those are anything to go by, then the Xiaomi Redmi 6A, a long time direct recommendation for that amount, has some much-needed competition.
It also goes up against the Nokia 1 Plus which debuted in the local market last month for Kshs 9,500. and the Infinix Hot 7 which also costs Kshs 10,000. Unlike the Redmi 6A and the Galaxy A10, though, the two devices have only 1GB RAM, something that puts them at a disadvantage when pitted against the competition.
Similarly dropping in price is the Huawei Y5 Lite.
The device, which will be remembered by those of us who keep track of these things as the second Android Go smartphone from the Chinese device maker, sees its price on the platform drop from Kshs 8,500 to Kshs 6,500, the lowest it’s ever been as per our tracking.
It also goes up against a device that has already seen its better days, the Nokia 1 whose successor goes up against the Samsung Galaxy A10 above.
Huawei is set to release a new Y5 device soon and this could explain the price cuts, something we saw Infinix do a while back with the Hot S3 when the S4 went on sale.
As with any devices offered by Safaricom, it is worth noting that these are single SIM variants.