Huawei Y8p also set for Kenya launch

Huawei is gearing up to launch two devices in the local market next week.

The first one, as we highlighted yesterday based off the company’s teasing on social media, is the Huawei Y6p. Now, the company has confirmed that it won’t be releasing just the Y6p alone, it will be accompanied by another device: the Huawei Y8p.

The Huawei Y8p, Huawei Y6p and Huawei Y5p were all announced globally last month.

Obviously, the Y8p is the most superior of the trio. The Y5p, as things stand, isn’t available locally and we don’t have a definite timeline as to when we can expect it.

Given that Huawei has already released another member of its Yxp-series lineup this year, the Huawei Y7p, we won’t be stretching by expecting an announcement in coming weeks.

For now, though, all eyes should be on the Y8p which, alongside the Y6p, will be up for pre-order next week starting Monday the 15th and running till Saturday the 20th.

The Huawei Y8p keeps the size of the Y6p but gets upgraded internals (more memory and storage options), a better display panel (OLED) with a better resolution (FHD+), better connectivity options (USB Type-C and NFC) and an under-display fingerprint sensor. It packs the same chipset as the Huawei Y7p, though.

Like the Y6p and Y7p before it, the Y8p also arrives running Huawei Mobile Services. You know what that means by now, don’t you? No Google Play Services (no Play Store and you’ll have to use alternatives or resort to accessing Google Maps, YouTube and other Google apps and services, via the browser).

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