At the global launch event held in Spain, Kenya wasn’t on the list of at least 40 markets that were guaranteed to receive both Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite, but Xiaomi Kenya (through Twitter) later revealed the devices will be sold locally although it didn’t say when.
Well, the “when” part is now in the public domain:
— Mi Kenya (@Kenya_Xiaomi) September 20, 2018
Xiaomi Kenya’s Twitter handle was recently suspended for some reason, but the company is back online. In its first tweets since returning, the company says it will be bringing the two Android One smartphones in the country on October 1st. Xiaomi had initially asked fans to guess the other phone that will accompany the Mi A2 and although some people clearly wanted the Pocophone F1 as the second device, it seems the wait for this flagship killer will go on for a little while longer.
Price details of Xiaomi Mi A2 and Mi A2 Lite remain unknown, but we expect figures in the regions of Sh 30,000 and Sh 21,000 for the entry-level models, respectively, at least based on the duo’s pricing in Europe. If you can’t wait until this date, BTW, Avechi Kenya is already selling the Mi A2 duo alongside a flurry of other Xiaomi phones, but some of their Xiaomi devices lack support for band 20 that is needed for better 4G LTE connectivity in the country, although 3G works just fine.