Kenya’s largest telco Safaricom PLC will launch the first fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet services in Kenya this Friday, March 26th after just a few months after announcing that the plans had been relaxed and the efforts channeled to focus on improving its already growing 4G network.
To enjoy the best 5G has to offer, Kenyans need smartphones that are ready to take advantage of the 5G network to enjoy the blazing speeds. With more and more affordable Android devices and even Apple offering 5G-ready devices, I have compiled some that are available to purchase right now in the country.
These 5G phones offer more than just 5G modems, they come fully spec’d up offering outstanding cameras, AMOLED displays, and mammoth batteries and some are even budget smartphones, there is one for everyone.
5G Smartphones you can buy right now in Kenya
This device has a 6.7-inch OLED display and has Apple’s superfast A14 Bionic chip to take advantage of any 5G needs you have. You will need to spend a handful to get this device in your hands though.
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Mini
You can get this device right now on Jumia for Sh 31,270
- OnePlus 9
- OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 8T 5G
- OnePlus 8 Nord 5G
This device brings the solid Pixel 5 5G performance at a cheaper price. The device is among the cheaper 5G phones you can get on the market.
You can grab this phone for about Sh. 60,000 – Sh. 65,000
- Google Pixel 5
5. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Chinese smartphone manufacturer makes the list with the Mi 10T Pro, a beast!
The device sports impressive features like a 6.67 inch 1080p LCD display with 144Hz refresh rate, the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865, and a 5000mAh battery with 33W super-fast charging.
You can purchase this device right now on Jumia at Sh. 57,999
- Xiaomi Mi 10T – Available on Jumia at Sh 49,999
- Xiaomi Mi 10 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 10
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T 5G – Available on Jumia at Sh 26,999
6. OPPO Reno5 5G
OPPOs new Reno5 series brings some of the best features to mid-range smartphones, and the Reno5 5G is no exception. It features a 6.43 inches 1080p OLED display with fast refresh rates.
The smartphone is fueled by a 4300 mAh battery + Fast charging 65W + Reverse charging + SuperVOOC 2.0 so it should be able to handle your 5G needs considerably.
Affordable Samsung 5G Midrangers.
- Samsung Galaxy A72 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A32 5G
P.s You can get these devices at phone retailers.