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Samsung to Launch the Galaxy S8 and S8+ In Kenya on the 5th of May

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Last night, Samsung officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. These devices will officially go on sale in select markets as from April 20. Here in Kenya, Samsung plans to launch them officially on the 5th of May. The company revealed this last night at the Unpacked 2017 livestreaming event it had at the Two Rivers Mall.

Samsung Kenya is yet to confirm the retail price of these two phones when it launches them locally. Internationally, the Galaxy S8 will be available for €699 (approximately Ksh 77,000) while the S8+ will be available for €799 (approximately Ksh 88,000). When launched in Kenya, expect the phones to retail within these price ranges.

Samsung also said that those who wish to pre-order the phone will be able to do so in the next couple of weeks. Those who pre-order the devices when that window is open will still get their devices when they are officially launched in Kenya (May 5).

To get you excited, check out the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ specifications.

 Samsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8+
Display5.8-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED
2960 x 1440 resolution2960 x 1440 resolution
570 ppi529 ppi
18.5:9 aspect ratio18.5:9 aspect ratio
Processor64-bit octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 10 nm process (depending on region)64-bit octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 10 nm process (depending on region)
64-bit octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process (depending on region)64-bit octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64 bit, 10 nm process (depending on region)
RAM4 GB4 GB
Storage64 GB64 GB
MicroSDYes, up to 256 GBYes, up to 256 GB
CamerasRear: 12 MP Dual Pixel sensor, f/1.7 aperture, OISRear: 12 MP Dual Pixel sensor, f/1.7 aperture, OIS
Front: 8 MP sensor, f/1.7 apertureFront: 8 MP sensor, f/1.7 aperture
Battery3,000 mAh3,500 mAh
Fast chargingFast charging
Wireless chargingYes, Qi and PMAYes, Qi and PMA
Water resistanceIP68 dust and water resistanceIP68 dust and water resistance
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO,1024QAMWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5 GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO,1024QAM
Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)
ANT+ANT+
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
3.5 mm headphone jack3.5 mm headphone jack
NFCNFC
Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
SIMNano SIMNano SIM
SoftwareAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Dimensions and weight148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm
155 g173 g

Also Read:  The Huawei Mate 9 Review

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