Sunday, January 23, 2022

Huawei is bringing the Nova 7i to Kenya

Huawei’s second non-Google device is launching in Kenya soon, the company has confirmed. The Nova 7i which was announced for the Malaysian market a while back is expected to go on sale at the end of the month. Huawei says it’ll be available across selected stores countywide, and online through Jumia. Huawei stylizes the device as “nova 7i” so if you see it written as such in marketing promos and stuff, it’s how they do it.

This is the second Huawei Nova device this year for the Kenyan market. It is however Huawei’s first Android 10 device this year since the Y6s, the Y7p, and the Nova 5T all came running a dated version of Android.

Huawei Nova 7i has a quad rear camera setup arranged in a 2×2 matrix. The four lenses are made up of a 48MP Main Camera, a 120° Ultra-Wide Angle lens, a Portrait Bokeh lens, and finally a 4cm Macro lens.

Speaking of the soon to be launched device, Huawei Mobile Kenya Country Head Jim Zhujie said, “HUAWEI nova 7i is an entertainment mid-range device suitable for millennials and Gen Z’s alike. Not only does it have a sleek look and feel, but it also encompasses unparalleled photography features, a large 4200mAH battery and the outstanding 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge. If you are looking to change up your phone, HUAWEI nova7i is the way to go.“

The nova 7i is powered by the Kirin 810 chipset. Huawei says according to the GFX tests, the single-core CPU performance of Kirin 810 is 11% greater than the Snapdragon 730; multi-core performance greater by 13% and GPU performance greater by 15%.

Huawei says the 4200mAh battery on the Nova 7i is greater than the standard 3000-4000mAh battery from phones with a similar price point, and that it can support a whole day of entertainment. It also supports 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge, which charges significantly faster than a standard 18W from other phones. With this, it only takes half an hour to get the device recharged to 70%.

We will know more on pricing and availability as Huawei shares more information. The specs are listed down below.

Huawei Nova 7i Full Specifications and Price in Kenya

Huawei NOVA 7i Specifications:

PRICEExpected between KES. 30,000 and KES. 35,000
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Display6.4″ IPS LCD 1080 x 2310 pixels
Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame
Rear CameraQuad Setup:
48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), dedicated macro camera
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5.0″, 1.75µm, depth sensor 
Front CameraSingle:
16 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm 
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 810 (7 nm)
GPUMali-G52 MP6 
Storage128 GB Storage UFS 2.1
Expandable with Huawei’s Nano Memory (uses shared SIM slot) 
Operating SystemAndroid 10.0; EMUI 10
BatteryNon-removable 4200mAh battery
40W Fast Charging with Type-C
Network2G, 3G, 4G
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, 
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SecuritySide-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
Colour optionsBlack, Emerald Green, Light Pink/Blue

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