Chinese brand realme has today unveiled its latest devices, the realme C12 and the realme 7i in the Kenyan market.
In an online launch streamed on the brand’s Facebook and YouTube pages, the brand announced that the devices are available through various shops and dealers across the country and, online, through Kilimall.
The realme C12 is going for Kshs 15,000.
However, an ongoing flash sale expected to last for the whole of this month (November). A flash sale on November 16th will see the device’s price slashed to Kshs 13,000 on e-commerce platform Kilimall.
The realme 7i is going for Kshs 25,000. It s available for purchase from tomorrow, November 11. Buyers of the device throughout this month (November) get a free pair of realme’s true wireless earbuds, the realme Buds Q.
Both the realme 7i and the realme C12 feature high capacity batteries for longer battery life. The realme 7i packs a 5,000mAh battery unit while the realme C12 has a mammoth 6,000mAh battery unit.
The realme C12 becomes the fourth C-series smartphone from the rising brand to enter Kenya’s market, coming after the C3, C11 and C15.
Given its entry-level pricing and feature set, the device, and its companions in the C-series, are the gateway to realme’s ecosystem which extended beyond smartphones, and core in tapping into Kenya’s budget-obsessed smartphone market.
The realme 7i, on the other hand, takes care of those that are willing to part with more cash in order to get better features on their device. As such, it has a better processor, better cameras and more. We have a review unit with us and we’ll be exploring that in a review soon. For now, watch our unboxing and quick first thoughts in the below:
The realme brand recently announced that it had reached an important milestone: 50 million global users of its devices. Of those, over 45 million are users of its smartphones.
Over the past year, in 4 consecutive quarters, the realme brand has come out as the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the world.
In the just-ended quarter, realme shipped nearly 15 million smartphones to register 4% market share, a growth of 45% year-over-year, to become the seventh biggest smartphone brand in the world.