You can now buy the Galaxy S20 Series in Kenya

On 13th March, Samsung announced the availability of the new Galaxy S20 Series in the Kenyan market. These are the official recommended prices of the new phones:

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – KES. 130,000
  • Galaxy S20 Plus – KES. 104,000
  • Galaxy S20 – KES. 94,000

The prices are fairer compared to what we expected and compared to prices in other markets. This is perhaps due to the fact that these new devices aren’t 5G ready. There’s still no official 5G carrier in Kenya, though Safaricom is said to have been testing the new network with Huawei equipment around Nairobi. Earlier on, Samsung had said if 5G becomes available, these phones could receive a software update to make them 5G ready as they already have 5G modems in-built. We’ll have to wait and see this.

“As we enter this new decade, how we communicate and how we experience the world around us has evolved. Samsung is therefore providing a next-generation device for transforming people’s lives. With an incredible AI powered camera, you can capture the moments as they happen and connect more seamlessly with the people you love ” said Dudu Mokholo, Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung Central Africa.

All the Galaxy S20 Series Phones
S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra

Differences between Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy S20+, S20:

Galaxy S20 UltraGalaxy S20+ and S20 Normal
PRICEOfficial price: $1399
Expected in Kenya: KES. 150,000
Official price:

Galaxy S20+: $1399

Galaxy S20: $999
Display6.9″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio
120Hz Display
HDR10+
Always ON
Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
Galaxy S20+: 6.7 inch
Galaxy S20: 6.2 inch

Both: SAME display specs as S20 Ultra
Rear CameraQuad Setup:
108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF, OIS
Periscope 48 MP, f/3.6, 102mm (telephoto), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 10x hybrid optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.4µm, AF, Super Steady video
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)

ZOOM: 100X
Both:
12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
64 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), AF, Super Steady video

Galaxy S20+: features an extra 0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)

ZOOM: 30X
Front CameraSingle:
40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), PDAF
Both: 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
ChipsetExynos 990 (7 nm+) – Global
Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) – USA
SAME
GPUMali-G77 MP11 – Global
Adreno 650 – USA
SAME
RAM12GB Or 16GB RAMBoth: 12GB RAM standard.
Storage128/256/512GB Storage UFS 3.0
MicroSD Slot up to 1TB (dedicated)
Galaxy S20+: 128/256/512GB

Galaxy S20: 128GB

Both: MicroSD Slot up to 1TB (dedicated)
Operating SystemAndroid 10, OneUI 2.0SAME
BatteryNon-removable 5000mAh battery
45W Fast Charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 9W
Galaxy S20+: 4500mAh battery

Galaxy S20: 4000mAh battery

Both: 25W Fast Charging

Other things: SAME
Network2G, 3G, 4G
5G Support – mmWave 5G
Both: 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G

Difference is they don’t support mmWave5G standard.
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC
USB 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SAME
ExtraANT+
Samsung DeX
Bixby
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5 meters for 30mins)
SAME
SecurityUltra-sonic Under-Display Fingerprint ScannerSAME
Colour optionsCosmic Grey, Cosmic BlackGalaxy S20+: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cosmic Black

Galaxy S20: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink

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