Samsung Mobile Kenya has today introduced 4 new devices at varied prices. The phones range from Ksh 19,999 to Ksh. 39,999 and are obviously coming in to compete with other companies in Kenya who’ve focused on this market. Dubbed the ultimate squad, these devices are targeted to different users based on their budget and needs.
The phones launched include:
Will be retailing Ksh. 19,999 and comes with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED (720p resolution) display, plastic finish with removable 3000mAh battery, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 13MP back camera, 5MP front camera, running Android 8.0 Oreo with an Exynos 7570 1.4GHz processor.
Which will retail at Ksh. 26999 and comes with reduced bezels on an 18:9-aspect-ratio display that is Super AMOLED at 720p resolution. It has 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 3000mAh non-removable battery since it is a plastic unibody, 13MP back camera, 8MP front camera, and the processor is an Exynos 7870 1.6GHz Octa-core processor. This one also comes running Android 8.0 Oreo.
Galaxy J7 Duo
Featuring a dual rear camera setup, this one will cost Ksh. 31k and has a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution. There’s 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, dual 13MP+5MP rear cameras, 8MP front camera, an Exynos 7885 Octa-core 2.2GHz processor, and runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The removable battery is 3000mAh.
This is the most pricey from the launch. It also has an 18:9 aspect ratio with tiny bezels. The Super AMOLED 6 inch display has a resolution of 1080x2220p. There’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 powering the Android 8.0 Oreo system. The there’s a dual 16MP+5MP rear camera setup, 24MP front camera, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a non-removable 3500mAh battery. Price is 40,000.
All devices have a fingerprint scanner, whether on the back or the front. All the devices have in-built support for Dolby ATMOS, but only on headphones, not on the normal speakers.
The J6, J7 Duo and the A6+ also come with standard Facial Recognition that uses the devices front cameras.
All of them also come with Samsung’s virtual assistant, Bixby. There’s no dedicated button for Bixby though. Don’t worry if you don’t want Bixby, you can completely ignore it. Also, the A6+ is the only device offering Bixby Vision which allows you to discover things by pointing the phone camera (If you have Google Photos, there’s Lens).
If you want a flexible payment plan, Samsung is availing the devices on lipalater.com which allows you to get the smartphone and pay as low as Ksh. 3000 monthly (no deposit needed). You’ll be lucky though if Lipalater approve or get back to you.
What are your thoughts on the new phones? Which one would you be going for?