Chinese phone maker Hauwei has launched the Hauwei Ascend P6 in Kenya. The phone will be sold by Kenya’s telecommunication company Safaricom at its shops countrywide for $460 (Ksh. 40,000).
The Kenyan launch comes almost six weeks after the launch in South Africa and a fortnight after the launch in Nigeria.
The 6.18 mm wide smartphone features a 1.5GHz, quad-core ARM-based processor and runs on Android 4.2.2 “Jelly Bean” operating system, on top of which Huawei has its own Emotion User Interface.
Sitting above the 4.7 inch high definition display is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera, complementing the 8 megapixel on the other side.It has an 8GB memory, expandable to 32 GB and a 2000 mAh battery.
“While a majority of Kenyans are still using feature phones, we have noted a consistent increase in the demand for smartphones. With a smartphone like the Huawei Ascend P6, we will help meet this demand and contribute significantly towards the digital inclusion agenda”, said Janet Atika, Safaricom’s Head of Retail Sales.
Buyers of the first 400 handsets will benefit from a free 1.5GB internet bundle.