Note9CoverThe Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was launched in Kenya about a week ago but even before its launch, a section of Kenyans already knew they would buy the device while the rest were busy spewing hate on social media on how expensive the device is.

Regardless of which side you fall, the fact is you are interested in the device in one way or the other. To fuel your love for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, here’s a quick unboxing and first impressions of the 105,000 Kenyan shillings smartphone:

For the complete first impressions and unboxing, watch the video above but just in case mobile data is scarce, here’s what’s in the box:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • OTG connector
  • USB-C adapter
  • Wall adapter
  • USB-C cable
  • AKG earphones
  • Paperwork


First impressions of the device:

The first thing that you will most likely notice is that new blue colour. Colours have become part of the spec sheet as they add some spice to the device and this particular blue looks dashing with the glass back on the Note9. Aside from enabling fast charging, the glass back adds to the aesthetics of the phone and I must admit, this is beautiful.

This time around, the S-Pen is yellow. Aside from the flashy colour, the usual functions of the pen have been maintained with the addition of remote control functions like double pressing to open the camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is available at Samsung branded shops with the option of financing through Barclays Bank.