Lenovo’s Moto E4 Plus starts selling in Kenya through Safaricom

The Lenovo Moto E4 Plus is now available in the Kenyan market.

The device, which was launched just a few weeks ago this same month, is now available through network operator Safaricom where it is going for Kshs 21,000.

Safaricom is bundling the device with free 1GB data in the ongoing Safaricom Open Day.

The Moto E4 Plus’ arrival in the Kenyan market makes it one of the few smartphones that run Android 7 Nougat out of the box. In its case, it is likely to be the first smartphone to be officially available in the Kenyan market that runs Android 7.1.1.

The device’s signature feature is its mammoth 5,000mAh battery unit which guarantees users at least two days of solid web browsing, texting and calls.

Motorola, once a household mobile phone brand in Kenya, exited the market a decade ago but is making a comeback thanks to Lenovo, the Chinese electronics giant that acquired it from Google back in 2014 and rebranded it to Moto by Lenovo last year.

Word had gone round earlier this month that Safaricom was set to start stocking various Moto smartphones including the then newly launched Moto C and Moto C Plus.

While older devices that have been in the market for a while like the Moto Z and Moto Z Play have since become available in most retail outlets, the Moto E4 Plus is the latest.

Moto E4 Plus specifications

Dimensions and weight155 x 77.5 x 9.6 mm, 198g
Display5.5-inch HD
CameraMain camera: 13MP with f/2.0
Secondary camera: 5MP with f/2.2
ProcessorMediatek MT6737
Memory2 or 3GB RAM, 16 or 32GB onboard storage (expandable up to 128GB)
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
Battery5,000mAh with fast charging
Network3G, 4G
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1
OthersFingerprint sensor
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Emmanuel Chenze

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