Huawei to Launch P9 Smartphone in Kenya in June


Huawei is preparing to officially unveil its latest high-end smartphone, the P9, in the Kenyan market. The device, which was made official on April 6th, will be officially unveiled in the coming month of June.

The P9 prides itself in being the first smartphone to have a unique dual-camera setup with one of the cameras being entirely dedicated to taking high-resolution black and white images. Read more about it here.

Pre-orders for the Huawei P9 are already live through mobile network operator Safaricom. The Huawei P9 will go for Kshs 55,000. This is the “standard” model (i.e. 3 GB RAM, 32 GB onboard storage). The “enhanced” version (4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage), which will also be made available, will cost significantly higher and is not up for pre-order as far as we know. Those who pre-order the device in Safaricom’s retail shops across the country will get a free wearable, the Talk Band B2, and free 3 GB Safaricom data.

Huawei unveiled two devices, the P9 and the P9 Plus. While the P9 will be hitting the market officially in June, the P9 Plus, which is just larger than the P9, won’t be available until July. With the P8Lite being one of the best budget smartphones in the Kenyan market right now, it is likely that Huawei will eventually make the P9 Lite available in the country before long.