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The Huawei Y7P – here is what you need to know before buying in Kenya

The official launch in Kenya is imminent, everything looks perfectly planned out; but, there’s just too much hiccups the new Huawei Y7P will have to overcome just so you look at it differently. From every aspect, there’s no doubt the latest Huawei mobile device to launch in the Kenyan market has what it takes to be worth of consideration for your hard-earned money, but the same could be said of countless mid-rangers already on our local shelves.

What are the good stuff?

The Chinese manufacturer has branded the Y7P as a device that will change the market dynamics, and by all means this should be the case, however other factors may come into play and steal the show even before it starts. It’s definitely a little step a head from the competition.

The Huawei Y7p’s key feature is its 48MP AI Triple camera setup, a key component every Kenyan should look for when shopping for their next smartphone. The setup comprises of a 48MP main camera dedicated for high resolution images and videos, an 8MP ultra-wide camera for 120-degree ultra-wide photos and videos as well as a 2MP depth assist camera for depth-of-field effects.

Speaking on the device, Huawei Mobile Kenya Country Head, Jim Zhujie said, mid-range smart phones are often limited by their prices, which makes them sacrifice key features. However, he was quick to point out that users who opt for smartphones in the midrange arena often have to settle for less; the unlikely scenario with Huawei’s famed Y series which adds a spin to this segment by incorporating powerful features and trend-setting designs seen on flagship devices.

Highlighting the Huawei Y7P’s killer feature – the 48MP AI Triple camera coupled with a decent design as well as somewhat solid performance, the Huawei head was quick to point out how this device defines what value for money should be.

What are the bad stuff?

The only blind side on this device is the lack of Google services baked right in. everything else spells positive on this device but make no mistake, lacking the likes of Play store, Gmail, YouTube is a bummer to many even though you’ll still be able to sideload them using a clever means. As a consolation, Huawei has added its own Huawei AppGallery to install some apps you might need.

Specifications of the Huawei Y7P

  • Display: 6.39 inches, with a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels, (~269 ppi density)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) (AOSP + HMS), EMUI 9.1
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Storage / Memory: 64GB internal and 4GB RAM including support for microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • Camera: Main – 48MP/8MP/2MP, Secondary – 8MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

Price in Kenya

The Huawei Y7P is expected to retail from Ksh.18,000

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