Huawei to Introduce Mate S into the Kenyan Market by End of November

Huawei Kenya CEO Dean Yu and the Chinese Embassy Consular are take a look at the Huawei Mate S shortly after opening the Huawei brand store at Garden City Mall, Nairobi

Huawei will be introducing its latest smartphone, the Mate S, into the Kenyan market by the end of November.

The smartphone, unveiled early in September at IFA in Berlin, Germany, features a 5.5 inch full HD display, a fingerprint sensor at the back, a 13-megapixel main camera backed by an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 3 GB RAM and sporting the same premium all-metal design that is found on the P8. Interestingly, Huawei will only be making available in the Kenyan market the 64 GB version of the device even though the Mate S also has a 32 GB model.

It is not yet clear if the company will also make available the advanced version of the Mate S, the Mate S premium model, which has a pressure-sensitive “force touch” display as its most outstanding feature.


The Huawei Mate S is the successor of last year’s Mate 7 which has been available in the Kenyan market since the start of its global rollout in 2014.

The Mate S is expected to start retailing at Kshs 65,000 when it becomes available by the end of the month. The device is already being showcased at Huawei’s new brand store at the Garden City Mall in Nairobi. It’s introduction into the market is expected to coincide with that of another Huawei device, the Huawei Watch, which is also expected to go on sale at the same time.

Huawei is expected to launch a new device in its Mate lineup, the Mate 8 smartphone, on November 26th.