This article has been updated with availability and pricing info of the Infinix Note 6 in Kenya. The update is at the bottom of the article.
Not long ago, we also reported about Google’s ARCore support coming to the Infinix Note 6 alongside the Tecno Phantom 9, a device that is expected to go head-to-head with the Note 6 here in Kenya.
While all this is happening, those in neighboring Uganda, for instance, can already walk into any Infinix retail partner and walk out with a brand new Note 6 handset. In fact, this has been the case for more than a month now, but the story is quite the opposite around here.
Apparently, Infinix Note 6 won’t be available in Kenya anytime soon. According to Infinix Kenya (via Twitter), the Note 6 will take longer than anticipated to come to Kenya for unknown reasons.
Hey fam the NOTE 6 will take longer than anticipated to come to Kenya sincere apologies. #teaminfinix ?
— InfinixKenya (@InfinixKenya) August 27, 2019
As you can see, Infinix Kenya hasn’t given any particular reason causing the delayed launch of the Note 6 in the country. For fans of the Note series, the wait is still on, but we’ll keep an eye on this development and update this post when the phone begins selling locally.
Availability of one of its closest competitors, the Tecno Phantom 9, also got a slight delay compared to other markets like India and Nigeria, but it eventually arrived priced at Kshs 25,000. Heck, the Phantom 9 has been around long enough that even our first impression post is already live, so feel free to check it out on this page.
Update (September 6)
The Infinix Note 6 is now available for purchase in Kenya. Infinix Kenya has communicated this info alongside the pricing and where to buy one, as detailed in the image below.
With the Phantom 9 priced at Kshs 25,000, Infinix is really up to something here with the asking price of the Note 6. Interestingly, Infinix hasn’t even stocked the Infinix Mall Kenya with the new Note 6, but we will update this post when the device is available widely.
Meanwhile, you can check out our pick for the top features to watch out for in the Phantom 9 in the post below. You know, maybe spending that extra Kshs 3,200 could be worth it!