Huawei Mobile Kenya has launched the Huawei Y7 Prime 2019 smartphone in Kenya. The phone is available on pre-order on Jumia at Ksh. 17,999. The phone is the successor to the Y7 Prime 2018 that was launched in Kenya last year and was retailing at Ksh. 17,000.

The phone is available on pre-order that kicks off today until February 13th. Those who pre-order will get gift hamper and they will also be entered into a lucky draw where they will get a chance to win a 40” screen TV, a Huawei Band 2 and other gifts.

The Y7 Prime 2019 is quite an improvement from the 2018 version in almost ways. It comes with a 6.26 inch (1520 x 720 pixels) Dewdrop HD+ IPS touchscreen, octa-core Qualcomm SoC Snapdragon 450, 3GB RAM, 32GB Internal Storage. The storage is expandable to 512GB via MicroSD. It also has dual SIM with dual 4G and a dedicated memory card slot.

As for the cameras, it is blessed with dual rear cameras i.e. 13 Megapixels with AI camera + 2 Megapixels. It also comes with Master AI that is able to recognize 22 categories of objects and scenes when you are taking pictures. The selfie camera is 16 Megapixels.

The Y7 prime 2019 comes with a large non-removable 4000mAh battery that Huawei claims can go for 48 hours on medium use. I can’t wait to test this.

The phone is available in three colours i.e. Aurora Blue, Midnight Black, and Coral Red. The company plans to promote Coral Red as a Valentine’s Day gift.

Huawei has partnered with Lipa Later to allow customers to buy the Y7 Prime 2019 and pay in installments. No deposit is required and the installments start from as low as Ksh. 2,600. Lipa Later is a hire purchase company that allows you to buy furniture or electronics on credit and pay in installments.

Huawei has had a good run in Kenya with phones such as the Y9 2019 selling 21,000 units and the Y7 Prime 2018 33,000 units. Judging by the features, it looks like the Y7 Prime 2019 will also do well.