Slender Huawei Ascend P6 now on sale in Kenya


Huawei’s flagship Ascend P6 has not been officially launched for sale to Kenyan phone customers.

Huawei have set their sites on Kenyas blooming feature phone market with the launch of the alloy 6.18mm Huawei Ascend P6. According to mobile operator Safaricom, the majority of Kenyans are currently using feature phones, and they hope the launch of the attractive P6 might go some way to change this.

The P6 is a great looking phone with a quad-core processor, 4.7-inch display, 2GB RAM and thin body. Pricing for the phone is Ksh 41,999 ($489.50)which includes 1.5GB on internet usage.

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6 Comments

  1. Allanitomwesh
    October 6, 2013

    It’s pretty sleek,I saw it at safaricom shop.There’s a stupid 16% tax on phones though since September,if people are to get off feature phones,they need to afford them first…

  2. October 6, 2013

    Its a bit overpriced and tired. Its also literally too hot to hold because its so thin. I don’t know why they did not lte enabled it to make it sit better at its price. If they I could see it as a decent proposition for some but..

  3. Antipodean
    October 6, 2013

    Huawei went into Kenya 2(?) years ago with the U8150 at US$85 equiv. I think they’re a bit ambitious to expect that market to have already grown up to a P6.

    • October 6, 2013

      I think Huawei should not under estimate the desire of consumers worldwide and think offloading their tired half baked goods in other developing markets is a good business strategy. They should instead seize upon the chance of offering good value mid range devices to people everywhere if they want to establish themselves as a global player in consumer devices.

      Ironically this year Huawei seemed to have done a lot of talking but their products been poor or pitched and prices badly. Whereas ZTE seemed quiet but actually created a few more serious high end devices.

      • FeeFiFoFum
        October 8, 2013

        Not practical as phone prices at the start of their product life cycle will be too high for the third world. But manufacturers should offer choice for the richer third worlders.

  4. Allanitomwesh
    October 7, 2013

    And which brand phone is better at that price other than optimus G2 for 5000 more? LTE to use on which network? The only problem I see is that small battery. Nobody buys a phone brand with bad battery life twice here.They’ll associate you with it forever