Latest trending phones in Kenya 2019

If not out of curiosity and gaining knowledge you must be here since you are seeking to source a good phone for yourself, a friend or your significant other. While some of the existing phones in the market are still doing great, you would desire to go for the latest brands in the market right? To save you from the hustle of knowing which brands are new and trending, we have sampled six latest phones and reviewed them for ease of deciding the one that best suits your needs. The prices of each one of them are also included.

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Xiaomi MI 9

Launched in February 2019, there is no denying that Xiaomi MI 9 is still the latest phone in the Kenya market as of today. It offer a full super amoled screen display of 6.39 inches and a screen resolution of 1080 pixels by 2340 pixels. The huge display features an under display fingerprint scanner. Among the other sensors it comprises of include Face ID, gyroscope, compass, accelerometer and proximity. It functions using the v9. 0 Pie Operating System. It uses the Octa Core 2. 84 GHz processor and snapdragon 855 chipset. Be sure to fall in love with the phones triple back camera that comprises a main lens of 48MP, an ultra-wide lens of 16MP and an optical zoom lens of 12MP X2. Its front camera has a lens of 20MP. The phone supports the 2G,3G and 4G networks. It also allows connectivity on GPS, Infrared port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and USB 2.0. In matters storage it has the 8GB RAM which has a ROM of 64GB and a 6GB RAM which has a ROM of 128GB. The phone has a battery capacity of 3300mAh which has a fast charging system. Essential to denote is that this phone is a Dual Nano SIM measuring 157.5mm by 74.4 mm by 7.6 mm. It also weighs 173 grams and is designed with back glass gorilla 5 and aluminum frame 7000 series. Though its price has not yet been released it is set to be around ksh. 45,000

Huawei Y6 2019

This is one of the four mate series smartphones of Huawei. It was released in September 2018 and sells at ksh 62,000 on MyshopKE, Phone Place and Phone Stores. It features a 6.35 inch display which has a screen resolution of 1080 pixels by 2244 pixels. It has two storage variants one with a 4GB RAM and the other a 6GB RAM. They house an internal storage of 128GB expandable using a Nano memory card of up to 256 GB. In matters camera, the phone has a front camera of 25MP and a triple back camera of main lens 16MP plus 12MP plus 8MP. The phone has a battery of 4000 mAh and allows access to 2G, 3G and 4G networks. While it offers connectivity IN USB 3.1, Wi-Fi, GPS, Infrared port, NFC and Bluetooth it also allows features sensors including the barometer, proximity, Gyro, accelerometer, compass, rear fingerprint and rare 3D Face ID.

Oppo f9 Pro

Measuring 156mm by 74mm by 8 mm, Oppo f9 was first released in the Kenyan market in August 2018. It has amazing features including a large screen display of 6m3 inches which offers a screen resolution of 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels. It features an Octa core processor and a mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 Chipset. With regards to scale, the device has a RAM of 4/6G and an internal storage of 128 GB. This can be expanded to 256 GB using the MICROS card. There is no need to worry about high speed connectivity as the phone allows connection to the 4G network even if it supports the 2G and the 3G networks. With regards to the camera, it has a dual back camera of 16MP and 2MP and a front camera of 25MP which produce quality images and videos. Oppo f9 pro features various sensors including the rear fingerprint, Face ID, accelerometer, compass, and the Gyro. It allows connection on FM Radio, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, GPS and Bluetooth. The phone has a battery capacity of 3500mAh and functions using the android v8.1 Oreo operating system. The prices for the 4GB RAM goes for 30, 500 at Phone Stores and Phone Place and 29, 800 and 28,999 at MyshopKE and Jumia respectively. In the case of the 6GB RAM this one is sold at ksh 35,000 at MyshopKE and Phone Place and 34,500 and 44,000 at Jumia and Phone Store respectively.

Infinix Hot 7

Infinix is among the phone brands that are doing well in Kenya.  Last month February it surprised its lovers with the launch of the Infinix Hot 7 in Kenya. But what has it to offer? Well, Infinix Hot 7 though of plastic material, is a dual Nano SIM measuring 57mm by 75.7mm by 8mm. It has a display of 6.2 inches which has a screen resolution of 720 pixels by 1500 pixels. Particularly, this phone houses a display type of IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which has 16 million colors. In matters functionality, this phone operates under the Android v8.1 Oreo operating system, the Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, the Mali GPU and the Mediatek MT6580P chipset.  Storage is one of the crucial factors of consideration for every user. While the external storage of this phone varies between 1GB and 2GB, its internal storage varies between 16GB/32GB.  Luckily, there is a dedicated slot where you can input the microSD Card to increase the internal storage to a maximum of 128GB. You will fall in love with the camera of this phone because with a back camera of 13MP featuring a dual-LED Flash, panorama and 1080p@30fps video recording and a front camera of 8MP you are not expecting any low quality images and videos. With respect to sensors, the phone offers the rear mounted fingerprint, compass, proximity, accelerometer and Face ID. It has a battery capacity of 4000mAh.  Currently the 1GB RAM type is sold at 11,000 in MyShopeKE and Phone Place and at ksh 9,399 at Jumia. In the case of the 2GB RAM type this one goes for 10,790 at Jumia.

Tecno Spark 3 Pro

Launched just a month ago, Tecno Spark 3 Pro is a dual SIM that measures 154.29mm by 75.54mm by 7.88mm. It functions using the Android v9.0 Pie, the mediatek MT6761 chipset, the GPU PowerVR GE8100 and the 2.0 GHz Quad-core. In matters memory, the phone has a RAM of 2GB and an internal storage of 32GB. The internal can be expanded to as high as 32GB on a dedicated slot using the microSD card. This latest brand of Tecno does not disappoint when it comes to the quality of images and videos. This is because of its dual back camera that has a lens of 13MP and 2MP. The features of the back camera include autofocus, panorama face detection, touch focus, video recording and ED Flash. The front camera on the other hand has a lens of 8 megapixels. While the phone does not have the gyro and the barometer sensor it comprises of the compass, proximity, Face ID, accelerometer and the rear mounted fingerprint sensors. Among the connectivity it supports include FM Radio, USB, NFC, WLAN and Bluetooth.  Essential to point out is that the Tecno Spark 3 pro features an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which houses 16 million colors. Also, the display measures 6.2 inches and has a screen resolution of 720 pixels by 1500 pixels.  Concerning the battery, well, it has it is fitted with an inbuilt Li-Ion battery type that has a capacity of 3500mAh.

HTC Desire 12s

Launched in December 2018, HTC Desire 12s offers a display of 5.7 inches and a screen resolution of 720 pixels by 1440 pixels. It functions using the Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and the Android v8.1 Oreo operating system. In relation to the storage it has a RAM of either 3GB or 4GB and an internal storage of 32 or 64GB but this can be expanded up to 512 GB. It has a back camera of 13MP and a front camera of 13 MP as well hence deliver quality pictures and videos. WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, Infrared port, NFC, and USB are the connectivity that this phone features. Among the sensors that have been mounted on this phone include the rear mounted fingerprint, the accelerometer, gyro, compass and proximity. The phone supports not only the 4G but the 2G as well as the 3G network. It has an inbuilt Li-Ion battery which has a capacity of 3075 mAh.

While the above singled out phones are among the latest trending phones in Kenya currently, you can trust that in a few months, the list will be different. This is because the market is already the launch of the Oppo f11 pro which has already been launched in India. Therefore, keep checking our sites to be on toes with what’s trending in the mobile phone industry.