One of Huawei’s latest smartphones, the Y6p, is set to be unveiled in the country soon.
According to Huawei, pre-orders for the device will open on Monday, June 15th.
Announced globally last month and made available in several markets in Asia since then, the Huawei Y6p’s arrival in the local market will expand Huawei’s portfolio.
Huawei already sells the Y7p and our fingers are crossed that another smartphone that has since been announced globally, the Y5p, will also be making its way to the Kenyan market soon.
With a 6.3-inch display, the Huawei Y6p has a tri-camera setup at the back that includes a 13-megapixel clear lens, a 5-megapixel wide-angle sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and an interesting focus on audio for a device of its price (or what we expect it to go for) namely wireless FM radio (no need for wired earphones to act as antennas) and Huawei’s Party Mode which we have previously seen on other Y-series smartphones. The star of the show, however, is the device’s beefy 5,000mAh battery unit which, as far as we know, isn’t accompanied by any form of fast charging.
Like the Y7p, the Huawei Y6p arrives with no support for Google Play Services running, instead, on Huawei’s own Huawei Mobile Services which feature the Huawei AppGallery for app discovery and installation in addition to other already existing universal methods of doing the same.
Huawei has not yet revealed the device’s local pricing but we should get a clue early next week (maybe even sooner) when pre-orders open. We expect the device to cost less than the Y7p’s starting price of Kshs 18,500. That will place it right in the middle of the fierce battle for the Kenyan consumer pitting other brands like the Transsion Group siblings Infinix and Tecno.