Huawei Mobile has launched the GR5 2017 smartphone in Kenya. This is the first of various devices including smartphone, wearable, smart home and cloud products to roll out, as Huawei seeks to expand its market in Kenya.

Its dual camera, the GR5 2017 comes with two cameras at the rear: a primary 12-megapixel shooter and a 2-megapixel secondary camera. The 2-megapixel secondary camera is for taking in depth, which goes hand in hand with the 12-megapixel main camera to produce overall stunning shots. The front camera itself boasts an air of quality at 8MP.

The phone uses a 5.5-inch LCD display that has full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), capable of being visible when used in the afternoon sun. Further features include fingerprint login and long battery life. With a capacity of 3270 mAh, the phone can last far longer than a day once fully charged.

The GR5 2017 will retail at Ksh. 34,999.

Select specifications

Weight: 162 grams
Screen: 5.5-inch FHD display
Processor: Kirin 655, Octa-Core (4×2.1GHz+4×1.7GHz)
Operation System: AndroidTM 6.0+EMUI 4.1
Storage: 32GB
Network: 4G/3G/2G
Sensors: Hall effect sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
Back camera: 12 Megapixel + 2 Megapixel camera
Front camera: 8 Megapixels
Battery: 3340mAh