Samsung’s latest budget smartphone is set to enter the local market soon.
The Samsung Galaxy A22, announced a few days ago, is what comes before the Galaxy A32 that Samsung has been selling in the local market for a while and comes after the Galaxy A12 in the pecking order of Samsung’s smartphone lineup.
Other devices in the series include the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 smartphones that are also available locally.
Safaricom is set to offer the Galaxy A22 at launch and the device is already up for pre-order on the company’s online marketplace, Masoko.
Those who pre-order the device on Masoko any time starting today will have it delivered starting mid next month (July 14th).
The kicker here is that instead of ordering the 64GB onboard storage variant, anyone can order the 128GB variant during this pre-order period for the price of the former (Kshs 23,500). Sounds like a deal?
Here is the problem, though: Safaricom is still listing the 64GB internal storage variant so the assumption you’d be working with is that by ordering that one, you’re ordering the 128GB variant.
To avoid unpleasant surprises come the 14th, you can make a point of contacting Masoko before placing your order just to be sure. Or, if you are near a Safaricom shop, just pop in and ask. They have already confirmed this but do it just so that your back is covered in case of anything.
The offer runs through to July 22nd so you still have time to make up your mind as well as get all the clarification you may need.
Other features of the Samsung Galaxy A22 beside the internal storage include a 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a choice of 4 and 6GB RAM (the latter is limited to the 128GB onboard storage variant and we are not sure if it will be made available locally or it is even included in the deal we are highlighting), a quad-camera arrangement at the back heralded by a 48-megapixel sensor, a 13-megapixel selfie camera and a 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast-charging.