For those who have been looking for a premium smartphone to buy, you may want to add the Huawei Mate 9 to that list. The phone has just been launched in Kenya a little over a month after its global unveiling in Germany. The phone is available for Ksh 69,999 in all Huawei retail shops in the country.
The Huawei Mate 9 comes right before the holidays start and this is a deliberate move by the company as it wants to capitalize on that. Ksh 69,999 may seem like a hefty figure but is not so much so when you compare it to other flagship devices from companies such as Samsung.
The Huawei Mate 9 is quite an upgrade when you compare it to the Mate 8, it is designed for those who want the best from their phone.
The company has been accepting Mate 9 pre-orders the last couple of weeks and says that 90% of the pre-orders in the region came from Kenya. This shows you how important Kenya is for the company.
Commenting on the launch of the device in the country, Mark Hemaobin, Managing Director, Huawei Mobile – Kenya said, “More users are starting to perceive the device as a fashion statement more than just a mobile device because of its color variations and stylish design. Naturally, users would expect one sim card to support 3G services on any mobile device; this is not the case with the Mate 9.”
“The Kirin 960 therefore makes the phone more powerful to handle various tasks at the same time its cooling feature disperses heat thanks to 8 layers of thermal mechanic technology embedded in the device”, he concluded.
We have the Huawei Mate 9 with us and you should be expecting its review in the next three weeks.
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