Huawei discounts several smartphones in early Easter sales promotion

Huawei has dropped the prices of several smartphones it has on sale in the Kenyan market in its early Easter sales promotion.

The Huawei Nova 7i, which was launched in the country nearly a year ago, sees its price drop from the Kshs 30,000 it went for at launch, and which had remained unchanged even in subsequent sales campaigns, to Kshs 28,500. To sweeten the deal, Huawei is also throwing in one of its fitness-centred smart bands, the Band 2, worth Kshs 4,700.

The Huawei Y9a, which the company made available in the local market in October last year, is still going for the Kshs 31,000 it went for at launch and the deal isn’t that much sweeter (compared to at launch) this time round since buyers of the device during the Easter promotion will only be walking away with a free Bluetooth headset from the company valued at Kshs 2,000.

Those who opt for the recently-launched Huawei Y7a will also experience the same fate. The device’s Kshs 23,000 pricing is unchanged but the add-ons, a free Bluetooth headset and speaker combo valued at about Kshs 4,000, should be much more enticing.

Other (discounted/not discounted but now available with free add-ons) products are as below:

Device(Discounted or maybe not discounted) PriceFree add-onAdd-on value
Huawei Y8pKshs 24,999Bluetooth HeadphonesKshs 1,999
Huawei Y7pKshs 17,999SameSame
Huawei Mediapad T3 10Kshs 20,999UmbrellaKshs 2,199
Huawei Matepad T8Kshs 16,499SameSame
Huawei Watch GT2Kshs 24,999SameSame
Huawei Watch FitKshs 11,999SameSame
Huawei FreeBuds 3Kshs 19,999SameSame
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It is worth noting that we have seen a better price drop for the Huawei Watch GT2 than the above – which is unchanged from the marked price at launch.

A curious omission from this promotion is the Huawei Nova 5T, which is over a year old now, having been made available locally in January 2020. The device’s price dropped a bit when Huawei refreshed it in the second half of 2020. Discontinued perhaps?

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