The Huawei nova 9 Arrives in Kenya and It is Not Cheap

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We have not been seeing a lot of Huawei phones in Kenya, and there is a good reason for that, which, to some extent, is known to all of us. Ideally, China and the US have been battling a feud for almost four years now, and the developments of that contest have seen Huawei suffer greatly.

The company, however, has not stopped producing phones. The P50 Pocket, for instance, is a great device, and has since gone on sale in various markets across the world – except, of course, in the US. The P50 series has also been making rounds in key markets, but in limited batches.

How about right here in Kenya? Well, Huawei revealed that it would bring the nova 9 to Kenya, and it has done exactly that. The phone is now available in retail stores, and costs a healthy, wait for it, KES 66K.


That is a lot of money for a phone that doesn’t ship with Google apps, but does it bring more to the table? Likely, and here are some of its specs:

Huawei Nova 9 Specifications and Price in Kenya

DisplayTypeOLED
Size 6.57"
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels (~392 ppi density)
19.5:9 aspect ratio
1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10
Protection-
PlatformOperating SystemEMUI 12 (Europe), no Google Play Services
ChipsetSnapdragon 778G 4G
CPUOcta-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 670)
GPUAdreno 642L
MemoryRAM8GB
Internal128GB/ 256GB
External-
NetworkTechnology4G LTE
SIM-
CameraMain50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Front32 MP, f/2.0 wide 1/2.8" 0.8µm

gyro-EIS,
4K/[email protected]/60fps
BatterySize4300mAh
Type66W | 60% in 18 min, 100% in 38 min
ColorsStarry Blue, Black, Green, Violet
FeaturesFingerprint (under display, optical), USB Type C, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
PriceKES 66,000

Quotes

“Connecting Huawei with a younger generation of consumers, the nova Series is designed to be the most outstanding of products. Through powerful hardware updates and operating system integration, the HUAWEI nova 9 introduces an exciting array of features including a remarkable design with an all-new colour way – Colour No. 9, a staggering 50MP Ultra Vision Camera system, 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge and futuristic Super Device capabilities. Moreover the 4K selfie video and Continuous Front/Rear Recording offer more ways for users to create engaging videos and respond to the rising demand of vlogging,” says Huawei Mobile Kenya Country Head Jim Zhujie.


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