“…it’s been discounted on various platforms since day 1 and paying the recommended retail price of Kshs 30,000 is simply one’s liking as options are available,” reads the review I penned recently of the Huawei P30 Lite. And, true to form, barely a week since that review went live, we have what is, by all means, the biggest discount the device has seen since its launch locally 2 months ago.
The Huawei P30 Lite is one of the best smartphones for Kshs 30,000 or below that one can buy in the country at the moment and any significant lowering of its price is bound to turn our heads.
The discount in question sees the device go for as low as Kshs 23,000 on one merchant’s store on the e-commerce platform Jumia with others adding between Kshs 500 and 900 on top which is still below the last best price we’ve seen this device drop to.
The deal is part of the ongoing Jumia Kenya anniversary sale which commemorates the e-commerce platform’s 7 years of trading in the Kenyan market (it’s been that long?) and it is one of several touching on the Huawei brand.
Other Huawei devices that have seen a price cut as part of the Jumia sale include the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 which had a recommended retail price of Kshs 13,500 but which has been discounted to Kshs 12,000.
Even though Jumia claims to have discounted the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019, the cost savings, if any, are too negligible to be too excited about it.
Also included in the mix is a device that Huawei is set to formally unveil locally this week: the Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. It is going for a pre-launch price of Kshs 25,000, around the same price that another device with a near-similar name, and which most of us will be confusing it for, the excellent Huawei Y9 2019, went for at launch late last year.