Now, the debate about whether you should get a screen protector for your smartphone or not is one that is not about to end.
I, for one, aren’t such a big fan of screen protectors and find them to be an unnecessary indulgence. With oleophobic coatings to take care of the greasy mess we make on our phone screens and protective glass from the likes of Corning and Asahi to take care of shock from accidental drops, I find them redundant. Of course, a case can also be made for my preference for eating sweets without their wrappers…
On the other hand, a lot of people I know swear by the thin glass films that promise to protect the fragile displays on their devices from scratches and even the shock from taking hard beatings like accidental drops (and there is no shortage of glass protector brands making mostly exaggerated claims regarding this).
If you belong to the latter camp and own a Huawei smartphone then you may be in luck.
Huawei Mobile Kenya, in conjunction with the people that run its two service centres in the city (Nairobi), is offering free screen protectors for users of its devices during the service clinic it has been running
The service clinic ends on Saturday 15th June which also means that that is the last day that one can get a free screen protector.
There is a catch, though. The free screen protectors are only being availed for a number of smartphones, in the flagship Mate and P series.
So, essentially, this means that anyone with a device belonging to the Mate 20, Mate 10, P30, P20 and P10 families, qualifies for a free screen protector at either the Huawei service centre located at Cambrian House on Moi Avenue or Jeevan Bharat building on Harambee Avenue.
It is our understanding that other devices, like the Huawei Y9 2019, are also eligible for this.
Importantly, for clarification on any other devices besides those referred here that may be eligible, Huawei is advising users of its devices to visit either of the two service centres for further information.
While it has not been mentioned, a check on whether a particular device was bought in the country through Huawei’s retail channels and authorized shops may be necessary since that is how service centres locally operate for services that are covered by a device maker.