Huawei is set to launch yet another budget smartphone, the Huawei Y7p, in the Kenyan market.
According to the company, the device will go on sale on Friday, April 17th.
The device will be the third smartphone that the company has released since the year started and the second one to be launched that is within the budget segment that most Kenyans are likely to pick up. It follows in the footsteps of the Huawei Y6s that became available in the country at the start of March.
The Huawei Y7p, which was announced globally back in February, has many similarities with the Y6s.
It shares the same display tech and resolution, for instance.
However, Huawei has upgraded its other features to not only make it a worthy upgrade for those looking for something better than the Y6s but also to stand out in the crowded budget smartphone segment.
It comes with a 48-megapixel main image sensor in a triple arrangement that also comprises an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor and another 2-megapixel sensor.
Unlike the smartphones that Huawei has launched locally so far this year, the Nova 5T it launched in January and the Y6s referenced above, the Huawei Y7p will be the first of a kind. It will be the first smartphone from the company to launch locally without Google Mobile Services. This means that users will have to make do with Huawei’s own alternative apps and services and adopt workarounds to get any that are not preloaded or inaccessible through its AppGallery platform to work.
Huawei has already released other devices running its own Huawei Mobile Services and relying on its AppGallery app store: the Huawei Mate 30 series, released last year, and this year’s flagship smartphone family, the P40.