The Huawei Y8p and Huawei Y6p can now be bought in the country.
The availability of the devices comes a week after they were put up for pre-order.
The Huawei Y8p (pictured above) is going for Kshs 25,000 while the Huawei Y6p is selling at Kshs 15,000.
As is hinted by the pricing, the Huawei Y8p is the superior of the two with more advanced features while the Y6p holds the door for those looking for a budget smartphone from the Chinese device maker.
The Huawei Y8p has a 6.3-inch Full HD OLED display while the Y6p makes do with a similar size HD LCD panel. It also has oft-overlooked features like the ability to connect to 5GHz Wi-Fi networks and NFC, for easy pairing with various wearables (like at events) and accessories as well as, for easy music playback on compatible Home Theatre systems like those from Sony that are available in the local market.
The main differentiating factor that Huawei wants prospective buyers to know right off the bat is, of course, the better camera system on the Y8p.
The Huawei Y6p’s cling to fame is its mammoth 5,000mAh battery unit. “This battery is large enough to provide up to 32 hours of video playback or even 20 hours of Internet surfing on a single charge,” Huawei notes in a statement announcing the device’s local availability.
Both devices arrive with Huawei’s AppGallery app store. That means no ready out-of-the-box support for Google’s alternative, the Play Store, and users have to make do with AppGallery or third-party app stores and repositories of their choice and convenience.
The two devices are available for purchase online, through Jumia Kenya, and offline through physical retail shops across the country. Buyers of either device in such shops will receive a free Bluetooth headset as a gift, according to Huawei. The company was offering a similar incentive last week for those who made pre-orders for either of the devices online.