Safaricom launches the Kicka 4, a 4” Android Go powered device with a flexible payment plan

In Kenya, along with many other African countries, feature phones are still super popular. Safaricom is seeking to change this. Earlier this week, Safaricom kicked off a three-month campaign to increase smartphone uptake among Kenya’s feature phone users by offering affordable 3G devices, convenient payment terms and personalized data offers.

Dubbed “Maisha Ni Digital” the campaign hopes to give at least 10 million Kenyans access to the internet through their mobile phones and has partnered with Google to unveil Kenya’s most affordable smartphone: Neon Kicka 4. The Neon Kicka 4 smartphone runs on Android 8.1 (GO Edition), which is optimized for entry-level devices, and supports high-speed 3G Broadband, allowing users to enjoy the speed, reliability and wide coverage of the Safaricom network.

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Here are the specifications of the Neon Kicka 4

  • Screen Size: 4 inch
  • OS: Android 8.1 (GO Edition)
  • Memory: 512MB+4GB
  • Camera: 2MP+0.3MP
  • Battery: 1500mAh
  • Price: Sh. 3,499/-

The Neon Kicka 4 comes bundled with 500MB data bundle for the first month and an extended 500MB monthly for the next five months upon the purchase of any data bundle worth Kes.50 or more. Additionally, the Neon Kicka 4 includes a free phone case and a free digital Self-Education Starter pack.

Pricing and Availability

The Neon Kicka 4, is priced at a very reasonable Sh. 3,499 and can be purchased through a layby payment scheme that will allow subscribers to pay in installments over a period of three months.