Huawei Mobile Kenya has started selling in the Kenyan market a new colour option of its midrange Huawei Nova 5T.
The Huawei Nova 5T, which was launched in the country at the start of the year, came in three colours: Midsummer Purple, Crush Blue and Black. Now, there’s a fourth colour option for anyone looking to pick up the device to consider: green.
Even better, now, more than in January when it launched, there’s an even bigger incentive to pick it up: Huawei has slashed the device’s pricing from the Kshs 42,000 it went for at launch to Kshs 35,000 currently. This is a response to the many devices we have seen unveiled in the Kshs 30,000 – 45,000 segment over the last few months.
A direct competitor to the Nova 5T, the vivo V19, just became available in the market mid-last month for Kshs 41,000. Before it, Oppo has been making inroads with two devices that pose a direct threat to the Nova 5T: the Reno3 which matches the 5T’s old pricing and the A92 which undercuts its discounted pricing. Then there are the mid-market alternatives from Samsung, Xiaomi and others.
The Huawei Nova 5T’s new colour option retains the same feature set the rest of the colour options have and nothing has changed. So, in essence, Huawei will be banking on prospective buyers and users being able to be attracted to its camera system with a quad-lens setup at the back headlined by a 48-megapixel HD lens and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens as well as features like AI image stabilization.
There is also the 22.5W charger that can juice up the 3,750mAh battery unit from 0 to 100% in just half an hour and the Kirin 980 processor that has previously powered flagship devices like the Huawei P30 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro (as well as their 5G variants).
The Nova 5T’s biggest flex (if I am allowed to use that word) is that it is one of the few devices from Huawei launched in Kenya this year that has ready access to Google apps and services in addition to Huawei’s own mobile services.