Huawei has finally started selling its 2017 flagship smartphone, the P10, in Kenya.
“The Huawei P10 is part of Huawei Mobile Kenya plans to increase its smartphone sales by 50 percent by end of 2017. This year alone, Huawei Mobile Kenya has launched mid-range phones GR5 2017, GR3 2017 following the P Series predecessor Huawei P9 and Mate 9 last year,” reads a statement from the company announcing the availability of the device in the local market.
“The P10 is the epitome of our emerging premium category of our brands in this market and will help maintain our contribution to the growth in Huawei’s global profits,” Huawei Mobile Eastern Africa Managing Director Mark Hemaobin is quoted in the same statement.
The company opened pre-orders for the device back in April and was set to launch it early this month. Of course, that never happened and it is only now that Huawei has finally gotten around to making the P10 available, a few weeks after rival Samsung started selling its 2017 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, in the local market.
Unlike Samsung, though, Huawei is only availing the standard model of the P10. The Plus model, which was also announced back in February, is not yet immediately available for purchase in the country.
Traditionally, Huawei has always brought such devices as the Huawei P10 Plus and the Lite version as well into the market long after the introduction of the standard model.
The Huawei P10 features a 5.1-inch full HD display, a similar dual-camera setup as that found on last year’s P9 and Mate 9 smartphones, a brand new user interface (EMUI 5.1), 4GB RAM, a 3,200mAh battery and, for the first time ever, a home button on the front where the fingerprint sensor is embedded. See all the Huawei P10 specs here.
The Huawei P10 is going for Kshs 65,000 and is available at Huawei retail stores and other dealer shops across the country.