Xiaomi Brings Most Affordable 5G Phone in Kenya Alongside Redmi Note 10S

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UPDATE: Pricing has been revealed.

There aren’t many 5G devices in Kenya, and that is for a good reason: the 5G service isn’t widely available yet. Heck, Safaricom, which has since launched the speedy connection has its base stations limited to select places in the country: a couple in Nairobi, and a few others in Western Kenya, totaling 15. However, by the end of the year, the carrier says that there will be 250 base stations, which, by then, we hope, will see people actively use the 4G successor.

For now, if you want to purchase a 5G-capable devices, you have to spend a lot of money for one. For instance, we have the Galaxy S21 line, which costs from KES 80K and upwards. Still, Samsung has a couple of 5G-powered midrangers such as the A52 5G, but the Korean company is yet to bring them here.


The iPhone 12 series is also 5G-capable, but it goes without saying that Apple devices are pricey, and out of reach for the majority of Kenyans.

Which brings us to Xiaomi. The Chinese company has been making notable strides in the manner it churns devices out to meet the price point of every customer. This includes those who want 5G phones, but on the budget.

And that is where the Redmi Note 10 5G comes in.

The phone will be here (Kenya) on June 25, and it is equipped with some interesting specifications.

Here are some of them:

Note 10 5GSpecs
5GYes
Weight190g
Screen6.5"
90 Hz
Gorilla Glass 3
1080 x 2400 pixels
Software Android 11
MIUI 12
CPUMTK Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
GPUMali-G57
Memory 4/64 GB
6/128 GB
Main snapperTriple
48 MP main
2 MP macro
2 MP depth
Selfie8 MP
Audio jackYes
Fingerprint readerSide-mounted
Battery5000 mAh
18W charging
ColoursChrome Silver, Graphite Gray, Nighttime Blue, Aurora Green
Price4/64 GB - KES 18500
4/128 GB - KES 23500
6/128 GB - KES 25500

Price has not been revealed yet but we will update the spec sheet once we know.

Xiaomi Kenya is also bringing the Redmi Note 10S to Kenya. Similar to the Note 10 5G, we do not know anything about pricing, but the company promises that both phones will be competitively priced.


And the two will be served by a generous 25-month warranty.

Here are some of its specs:

Note 10S Specs
5GNo
Weight178g
ProtectionIP53, dust and splash protection
Screen AMOLED
6.4"
1080 x 2400 pixels
GG3
SoftwareAndroid 11
MIUI 12.5
CPUMTK Helio G95
GPUMali-G76 MC4
Memory6/64 GB
6/128 GB
8/128 GB
CameraQuad
64 MP Main
8 MP ultrawide
2 MP macro
2 MP depth
Selfie13 MP
Fingerprint sensorSide-mounted
Battery5000 ,mAh
33W charging
ColoursDeep Sea Blue (Ocean Blue), Shadow Black (Onyx Gray), (Frost White) Pebble White
Price6/64 GB - KES 19500
6/128 GB - KES 27000
8/128 GB - KSH 29000

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