Huawei is no doubt one of the top players in Kenya’s mobile industry. In a market where flagship smartphones cost not more than Ksh 40,000, it is clear that the mid-range segment is vibrant. I mean look at just how popular Huawei Y9 2019 is.
Competition in the mid-range segment of the market is still. Players like OPPO, Samsung, Nokia, TECNO and Infinix aren’t pulling punches.
Today, Huawei is throwing yet another hat in the ring with the launch of the Huawei Y9s in Kenya.
The Huawei Y9s comes hot in the heel of the success of last year’s Huawei Y9 2019 and the Huawei Y9 Prime in the Kenyan market. Huawei Y9s is the rebadged version of the Honor 9X which was launched in China in July this year.
The Honor 9X features a 6.59-inch full-HD+ display with 1080 X 2340 pixel resolution. The phone is powered by a 7nm octa-core HUAWEI Kirin 710F SoC with ARM Mali-G52 MP6 GPU coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Huawei Y9s Specifications
|Internal storage||128GB that can be expanded by an additional 512GB with a MicroSD card|
|Primary cameras||48MP f/1.8 main
8MP f/2.4 ultra wide
2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
|Selfie camera||16MP f/2.2 aperture|
|OS||EMUI 9.1 skin on top of Android 9|
USB -C 2.0
For more detailed specs, check out the Huawei website.
Huawei Band 4 Series
Also announced today are the Huawei Band 4 series. These are two fitness trackers. The Huawei Band 4 series brings some of the Huawei Watch GT features to an affordable price segment. The Band 4 is the bigger variant as it sports a 0.96-inches (80 x 160 pixels) full touchscreen display, a dedicated home button, Bluetooth 4.2 support, micro USB charging port, and a 91mAh battery that can last for up to 9 days.
The Huawei Band 4e, on the other hand, is a watered-down version of the Band 4. It features a smaller 0.5-inches non-touchscreen display, a capacitive home button, and a smaller 77 mAh battery that can be recharged via the USB-to-pin charging cradle.
Some other key features of both bands include sleep monitoring, message & call notifications, alarm reminder, Find My Phone, etc.
Pricing and Availability
The prices for Huawei Band 4 Series in Kenya are as follows : –
- Huawei Band 4 costs Ksh 4,699 and is available in three (3) color variants: Graphite Black, Sakura Pink, and Amber Sunrise.
- Huawei Band 4e will set you back by Ksh 3,199 only. It is available in six (6) color options: Misty Grey, Sakura Coral, Seaweed Green. Ceylon Yellow, Alizarin Red, and Cobalt Violet.
Back to the Huawei Y9s, the recommended retail price for the 6GB+128GB variant in Kenya is Ksh. 31,999.
You will be able to pre-order the Huawei Y9s between November 22 to 28 and you get free wireless headphones with every pre-order