Samsung, the Korean company has now launched its flagship S9 and S9 plus smartphones in the Kenyan market. These phones will be retailing at Sh99,999 and Sh104,999 respectively .
The launch will first be at 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and from then the devices will be available locally.This is only likely to take place from March 23.
According to Dj Koh, the president and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, there’s need to change the design of various phones since the use of smartphones has also changed.
The new device has thus been redesigned with a new dual aperture lens that powers an innovative low light camera, Super Slow-mo video capabilities and personalised AR Emoji.
It will have a 2-inch displays And a 12 megapixel for the rear camera and 8 megapixel for the front camera. Apart from these cameras the phones will have additional storage memory of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB respectively.This has enabled Samsung to stand out among it’s competitors as it had used cameras to its advantage with an understanding of social media and need for quality.
According to Data collected by IDC in 2017, Samsung held 21.7 per cent of the global smartphone market, with Apple, Huawei and Oppo following with 14.8 per cent, 10.6 per cent and 7.6 per cent respectively.
This has however had its problems with an initial recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that was harzadous and led to a crucial reshuffle of its top management which was said to have a corruption scandal.
However, The device manufacturer has seen a turnaround of its profit tides after setting a $10 billion (about Sh1.04 trillion) for the third quarter of 2017.
This is expected to boost sales after the launch of the flagship phones especially with the emphasis of social media and the quality cameras.