Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is finally here, Redmi Note 6 Pro and Mi A2 Lite available too

Xiaomi has finally released the Pocophone F1 in the country in partnership with online retailer Jumia Kenya.

Initially, the phone was slated to arrive on the first day of November 2018 but it didn’t. Xiaomi Kenya appeared to be ready to begin selling the Pocophone in early December but later changed the date to December 18th, and then changed again to December 19th. Well, the latter has finally materialized and as of this writing, you can grab the 6/64GB variant, the only option available for now, at a fee of Sh 32,999.

This is the best price you are going to pay for any device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The Pocophone has also made highlights with its impressive camera and it gets even better when it comes to the promising 4000mAh battery unit. Even better is that Xiaomi has already released the stable version of Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top, but that’s not all the Chinese vendor has for you during this festive season.

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If the Pocophone F1 proves to be a little too costly, there are two other options for you – the Redmi Note 6 Pro and Android One-based Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite. The former is a slightly improved version of the Redmi Note 5 that is also selling via the same retailer while the latter is a watered-down version of the Mi A2. Where the Redmi Note 6 Pro costs Sh 22,999, the Mi A2 Lite will set you back Sh 16,599.

Here are the full specs of the three phones:

CategoryPocophone F1Redmi Note 6 ProMi A2 Lite
Dimensions and weight155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm, 182g157.9 x 76.4 x 8.3 mm, 182g149.3 x 71.7 x 8.8 mm, 178g
Display6.18-inch 18.7:9 FHD+ (1080x2246) LCD 6.26-inch 19:9 FHD+ (1080x2280) LCD 5.84-inch 19:9 FHD+ (1080x2280) LCD
CameraMain: Dual 12MP + 5MP
Front: 20MP
Main: Dual 12MP + 5MP
Front: Dual 20MP + 2MP
Main: Dual 12MP + 5MP
Front: 5MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Memory6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage4GB RAM, 64GB storage3GB RAM, 32GB storage
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 Oreo, upgradable to Android 9 PieAndroid 8.1 Oreo, upgradable to Android 9 PieAndroid 8.1 Oreo, upgradable to Android 9 Pie
Battery4000mAh4000mAh4000mAh
Network2G, 3G, 4G LTE2G, 3G, 4G LTE2G, 3G, 4G LTE
ExtrasQuick Charge 3.0, 3.5mm audio jack, Infrared face recognition, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, etc10W (5V/2A) charging, 3.5mm audio jack, Fingerprint (rear-mounted, Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac10W (5V/2A) charging, 3.5mm audio jack, Fingerprint (rear-mounted, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Color optionsGraphite BlackBlackBlue, Gold
PriceSh 32,999Sh 22,999Sh 16,599

Xiaomi Kenya had revealed that the Mi Max 3 would be part of this launch, but the phone is nowhere in the online shop. We’ve reached out to them about this and we’ll get back when we get the info.

⇒ Buy Xiaomi phones on Jumia Kenya: Pocophone F1 | Redmi Note 6 Pro | Mi A2 Lite (Blue, Gold)

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