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Huawei Ascend Y200 now available at Safaricom shops

November 5, 2012 7 comments

Barely 5 months after launching the Huawei Y100, Safaricom is now sellling the new Huawei Y200 U8655. The Y200 can be considered a bigger version of the Y100.

The Huawei Y200 which will be retailing at around 12,000 Kshs is similar to the Y100 in various specs including:

  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread
  • A 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon CPU
  • 3.2 MP camera (with video record/replay)
  • 3G data speeds, with 7.2 Mbps
  • Wi-fi enabled + hotspot
  • 512MB ROM internal storage, with 256MB RAM
  • Micro USB, 3.5mm earphone jack
  • 1250mAh battery

The major improvement on the Y200 will be the display size and type. The Y200 comes boasting of an IPS LCD display which gives it wider viewing angles while at the same time helping it lower power consumption. This should assist improve the overall battery performance on the Y200.

Well this could be an answer from Huawei following reviews on the Y100 about the display size. What do you think of the Y200?


Huawei Ascend P1 now available at Safaricom Shops

October 4, 2012 2 comments

The Huawei Ascend P1, one of the slimmest droids in the market, is now available at Safaricom shops. Packed with computing power courtesy of the 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the Ascend P1 will be retailing at around 43,000 Kshs.

Considered one of Huawei’s flagships in its growing Android portfolio, the Ascend P1 boasts of a 7.7 mm thin body, packing a PowerVR SGX540 graphics that should run the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS considerably smooth.

Other features of the Ascend P1 include:

  • Quand-band GSM and penta-band 3G with HSPa support
  • Android OS v4.0 ICS
  • 4.3” 16M-color capacitive Super AMOLED touchscreen, 540 x 960 pixel resolution
  • Two homescreen options, vanilla and 3D
  • 4GB ROM and a 1GB RAM
  • 8 MP camera with autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging
  • microSD slot
  • Wi-fi support, hotspot
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack, Dolby Mobile 3.0 +

The Ascend does not have a dedicated camera key, and does not support video calling (out of the box).

The Chinese have proved that they do not just grow the droids but refine them as well. The Ascend P1 comes to the Kenyan market at a time when Samsung SIII and the HTC One X are struggling to move numbers.

Will Huawei make a dent on Samsung and HTC’s share of the already competitive smartphone market in Kenya?


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