Huawei P10 Plus starts selling in Kenya

3 weeks after it started selling the Huawei P10 in Kenya, Huawei has introduced the P10’s bigger sibling, the Huawei P10 Plus, into the Kenyan market.

The Huawei P10 Plus, which sports a 5.5-inch display, bigger than the P10’s 5.1-inch panel, was unveiled back in February alongside its smaller sibling.

Other than the size, the other major difference between the two devices, which feature a similar design, is the display’s resolution, the amount of onboard storage, the amount of memory and, of course, the battery size.

The Huawei P10 Plus features a Quad HD resolution while the standard P10 sticks with the full HD LCD panel that Huawei has used in all its standard model flagship devices in recent years. Memory-wise, the P10 Plus has a 6GB RAM variant in some markets. The same variant’s memory is backed by 128GB internal storage.

This 6GB RAM+128GB onboard storage won’t be available in Kenya, though. Buyers will have to make do with the 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage model.

The bigger P10 has a 3,750mAh battery unit compared to the standard P10’s 3,200mAh unit.

Both devices feature the signature dual-camera setup introduced in last year’s P9 in its second generation, Android 7.0 Nougat, a Kirin 960 processor, a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 5 panel protecting the display, USB Type-C and a fingerprint sensor embedded on the home button.

The Huawei P10 Plus costs Kshs 75,000 at Safaricom retail shops across the country, Kshs 10,000 more than the P10.

It is worth noting that newly rebranded telecommunications company Telkom Kenya has had the device on sale for a few days now as part of its device sales promotion meant to woo users to its new 4G network which is available in major towns across the country. The Huawei P10 Plus costs Kshs 76,000 through Telkom Kenya.

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