In the wake of the foldable smartphone craze, the Samsung Galaxy Fold has now hit the Kenyan market, with 24 units open for preordering.
The Galaxy Fold is a smartphone and a tablet in one and it features the world’s first ever 7.3 inch Infinity Flex Display.
Retailing at Sh230,000 ($2300) Samsung Galaxy Fold is at the moment the most expensive device on their portfolio.
Even before its grand launch on Thursday morning at Villa Rosa Kempinski, 24 new Galaxy Fold devices had already been quickly snapped up by eager Kenyans impatient to try their hand at Samsung’s latest premium smartphone slash tablet.
“I am quite excited today because we have been able to deliver one of the most premium devices in our market and the critical part that we are looking at now is actually fulfilling the premium level of consumer,” Charles Kimari, Samsung Electronic East Africa, Head of Mobile Division told Business Insider SSA after the launch.
“Samsung is writing the next chapter in mobile innovation history by changing what’s possible in a smartphone. Galaxy Fold introduces a completely new category that unlocks new capabilities never seen before with our Infinity Flex Display.” said Kimari.
“This device gives you the best of two worlds that is smartphone and tablet experience. At close level it is at 4.6 at optimum level it is at 7.3 inches so you can be able to enjoy movies, multitasking, you can have three full screens operating at the same time so it’s quite an exciting experience for Kenyan consumers,” explained Kimari.