Samsung’s flagship device of 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has finally had it’s launch in Kenya. This follows a global launch and a South Africa launch for the entire Africa. The device is already available in the market after having gone through a successful pre-order via two of the largest Telcos in Kenya, Safaricom and Airtel. Safaricom was selling it at Kshs 58,000 on pre-order with a Kshs 15,000 deposit and the rest payable on collecting. Airtel on the other hand was selling it at a price of Kshs 57,000, an all-sum cash amount or via Airtel Money at Kshs 53,000.
This has already come to an end with Safaricom announcing availability of the devices in 36 of their retail shops around Kenya. Samsung through their Business Lead at East Africa, Patricia Kingori added that the device is available through all of their partners, brand shops and mobile carriers in Kenya as at launch. The device will be retailing at Kshs. 65,000. Safaricom indicate that purchasers from their shops will get three months of recurrent 1.5GB data.
Samsung Galaxy S 4 features:
- 1.9GHx Exynos Quad Core processor
- 5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display effectively 441ppi
- 3G/4G with 3G 42MBps and 4G upto 100MBps with upto 6 different Bands
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 16/32/64GB internal storage options expandable by 64GB by microSD
- 2GB RAM
- 1.3MP Auto Focus rear camera with flash and zero shutter lag, front 2MP with Full HD recording, BIS
- Video play and recording at Full HD 1080p
- Wi-Fi, WI-FI Hotspot, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
- IR LED (Remote Control)
- Dimensions: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 130g
- 2600mAh Li-ion battery
- White Frost and Black Mist colour options.
Robert Ngeru, Samsung’s Chief Operations Officer during launch noted that Samsung will have Accidental Damage by Handling cover (ADH), a process that will be initiated once you register the device for E-Warranty within 30 days of purchase. This allows you to get a cover that will entitle you to two accidental damage by either liquid damage or screen repair (either one of each or two of either) if it happens within 24 months.
To register for E-Warranty, send your device IMEI number to 22585 if in Kenya, 5585 if in Ethiopia, 15685 if in Tanzania and 6585 if in Uganda.