Wiko, a French mobile company which prides itself to be the number two smartphone vendor in France and also the fastest growing in Europe hit the road in Kenya sometime late last year with lower mid range and entry level smartphones in Kenya. The company is now launching smartphones in the higher end. Today, Monday 16th sees the launch of Wiko Getaway.
The Wiko Getaway is a 5 inch that has some good work evident in the design department. The 7.2 mm profile on a 5 incher, the aluminium edges and leather feel on the back give the premium outlook.
‘We are targeting the young and trendy generation who want to experience style and performance that they will be proud to show off without having to spend much. We are unleashing more exciting models for users to choose from. Whether a technology savvy user, a regular user or a beginner, Wiko has a phone for everyone,” explains Country Manager, Mr. John Mutwiri Miriti.
This is how the full specs sheet looks like:
- 5 inch IPS Capacitive Touch Display, 720 x 1280 (294 ppi)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
- 3G with speeds of upto 21 Mbps down
- 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor, Cortex A7
- Mediatek MT6582 Chipset
- 16GB internal storage, support of microSD upto 32GB
- 1GB RAM
- Dual SIM with option of one SIM slot being the microSD Slot
- 13MP rear camera, AF, LED flash, 5MP front
- Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 8.0.11 b/g/n
- MicroUSB 2.0
- FM Radio
- 143 x 69.5 x 7.2mm
- 133 grams
- 2000 mAh Li-Po battery
“Kenyans have grown to love the exquisite style, color and performance of our products and this has seen us grow by over 200% since venturing into the market five months ago. We are now a key player in the market challenging even the conventional players,” says Mr. Miriti. Wiko Getaway comes at a price of Kshs 20,999 and in colour options of Black, Navy Blue and White with availability across the country. It comes bundled in with a free 8GB microSD card.