Huawei nova Y60 Arrives in Kenya for KES 23000

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The last time that Huawei Kenya brought a phone to Kenya was in late 2020.

However, that changed a couple of days ago, after Huawei announced that it would be launching the nova Y60 for locals.

This was a long absence, but as we explained, the development had its reasons, and the majority of them have not been resolved because the Chinese tech corporations is still involved in a battle with the US and American companies that have made it challenging for it to actively take part in the lucrative smartphone-selling space.


Nevertheless, the day is here, and the nova Y60 can be purchased for KES 23000.

Here are some of its specs:

Huawei nova Y60

Weight: 185g

Screen: 6.6”, HD+ (1600 by 720)

Chipset: MediaTek P35

Memory: 4/64 GB, microSD card support

Main camera: Triple – 13 MP main, 5 MP ultra-wide, 2 MP depth sensor

Selfie: 8 MP

Battery: 5000 mAh, 5V/2A charging

SIM: Dual, 4G support

Headphone jack: Yes

Fingerprint reader: Side-mounted

This is a Huawei phone, so it does not ship with Google Play services. However, AppGallery has been installed, and from time to time, it keeps receiving some major titles, although it is far from being as robust as Google Play.

While Huawei Kenya has not mentioned the software running on the nova Y60, we believe it is Android 10 and EMUI, meaning HarmonyOS is not here, yet.

Nevertheless, Huawei has been updating many of its phones to its in-house mobile OS, so it is likely that the nova Y60 will receive the HarmonyOS treatment in the future.


“We delighted to introduce another mid-range device in the market as we look forward to the festive season where we get to gift our loved ones and HUAWEI nova Y60 is one of the best gifts that you can give someone,” Huawei Mobile Kenya country Head Jim Zjuie.

Is the Y60 a phone you can buy based on its specs and offerings, and at that price? Let is us know about your thoughts.


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