Nairobi, Sept. 11 -- Wealthy Kenyans have bought 17,000 pieces of Samsung foldable smartphones, defying the harsh economic times where spending is thought to have reduced drastically.

Samsung Electronics says it has sold up to 17,000 pieces of its Galaxy foldable smartphones in the Kenyan market since the local introduction of the gadgets in August 2018, pointing to an enhanced appetite for luxurious products.

The phones, now in their fifth generation in the series, retail at between Sh150,000 to Sh300,000 and offer unique experiences for users with sleek and compact designs, vast customisation options and powerful performance abilities.

The current series of foldables in the Kenyan market, unveiled about three weeks ago, is the Galaxy...