The Nokia 6 may not have been officially released in Kenya, but the phone can already be purchased via a number of channels and shipped across the country.
One such channel is Avechi, a leading online retailer in not just Kenya, but also the entire East Africa. The retailer was one of the first to start selling the Nokia 6 once it was confirmed for the global market back in February and sensing competition from other retailers, Avechi has slammed a massive discount on the high-end variant of the phone.
HMD Global put a €229 price tag on the entry-level Nokia 6 and €299 on the high-end variant. The difference between the two is the RAM and storage capacity, where the former has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage while the latter has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Usually, Avechi sells the 4GB/64GB variant at Ksh 35,999, but you can now grab it for Ksh 31,499, which is even cheaper than HMD Global’s valuation of around Ksh 35,500. This is the cheapest price tag this phone has ever received and if you are in the market for the Nokia 6, there’s no better time to buy one than now. If this high-end variant is too costly for you, the base model is now available at a similarly discounted price of Ksh 27, 999.
The Nokia 6 ships with an aluminum unibody design and a 5.5-inch 1080p display screen with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The processor powering it is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core clocked at 1.4GHz and for this variant, you get an impressive 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card of up to 128GB.
The back camera has a 16MP shooter with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash and 1080p video recording while the front gets an 8MP shooter with the same aperture and 1080p video recording as well. The battery capacity is 3000mAh and the unit is supported by fast charging technology.
If you enjoy receiving timely software updates, the Nokia 6 won’t disappoint you at all thanks to the near stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat that comes running the show. The phone will also receive updates to Android O and the OS that comes after it, possibly Android P.