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Huawei P10 ready for pre-order in Kenya

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You can now pre-order Huawei P10 in Kenya. The pre-order runs until April 30th.

The company had promised to launch P10 in Kenya this April but this has been pushed to April. The handset is set to hit local stores in May. Huawei P10 was officially unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress alongside P10+.

What’s Huawei P10 price in Kenya you ask? Ksh. 65,000. Per unit. Only!

As an incentive, the first 100 people who preorder the handset will get a free tablet worth Ksh. 13,000. This tablet comes with 4GB RAM and a three-month warranty. This is definitely strategic on the part of Huawei.

But,

There is a downside. First, you will not have the option to choose your preferred color. The units for pre-order only come in gold. This is definitely demotivating since this handset comes in several fancy colors. These will only be available once the P10 is launched locally in May.

I also have a problem with the price. Yes, the handset comes with awesome features and fancy colors but this does not justify the price. Plus, the price tag of Huawei P9 was much lower. It’s a big jump. It’s a hefty price tag.

It is, however, important to investigate whether P20 offers enough to compete with premium handsets of lower or equivalent price.

The most outstanding of them all being the 12MP + 20MP Leica branded dual camera at the rear and the 8MP selfie camera.

Huawei P10 vs. Huawei P9

When P9 was first launched in 2016, it joined the league of standout handsets from the company. The handset cemented the company’s status as a major player in the smartphone market.

P9 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display while p10 comes with 5.1-inch IPS-Neo LCD Capacitive display. P9 may have come with a larger screen but P10 comes with a better screen technology.

The IPS-neo LCD is an upgrade from IPS LCD since it focuses on true-black appearance. The latter did not give the best experience when viewed from a slanted angle. On the other hand, the IPS-neo adopts a photo-alignment technology that gives a better experienced even from a slanted angle.

When it comes to memory, p10 comes with 4GB RAM while P9 came with 3GB RAM.

The battery capacities in both handsets are not impressive. P10 comes with 3,200mAh capacity while P9 comes with 3,000mAh. This is not good. At all. Both handsets come with awesome specs but Huawei decided to cut corners with the battery capacity. We will take it though.

In terms of operating system, P10 comes in Android 7.0 Nougat while P9 comes with Android 6 Marshmallow on board. Luckily those with P9 can upgrade to Android 7 so no big deal here.

That’s all. In case you wish to pre-order P10 you have the go ahead. If your color is gold, you are in luck since the pre-order option gives you just what you need. We’ll just assume that the Ksh. 65,000 is pay for the incremental upgrades and fancy colors.

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