Along with the Redmi Note 10S, Xiaomi brings the most affordable 5G phone to Kenya.


There aren’t many 5G devices in Kenya, and there’s a reason for that: the 5G service isn’t currently generally available. Safaricom, which has subsequently introduced the fast connection, has limited its base stations to a few locations around the country: two in Nairobi and a few more in Western Kenya, for a total of 15.However, the carrier claims that by the end of the year, there will be 250 base stations, indicating that customers would be actively using the 4G successor.

For the time being, if you want to buy a 5G-capable smartphone, you’ll have to spend a lot of money. The Galaxy S21 line, for example, starts at KES 80K and goes up from there. Still, Samsung has a couple of 5G-powered midrangers such as the A52 5G, but the Korean company is yet to bring them here.

Apple’s iPhone 12 series is also 5G ready, but Apple products are expensive and out of reach for the majority of Kenyans.

This leads us to Xiaomi. The Chinese company has made significant advancements in the way it manufactures devices to match the needs of each customer. This includes people looking for 5G phones on a budget.

Note 10 5G Specs

  • 5G
  • 190g
  • Screen 6.5″

                         90 Hz

                         Gorilla Glass 3

                         1080 x 2400 pixels

  • Software Android 11

                         MIUI 12

  • CPU MTK Dimensity 700 5G (7 nm)
  • GPU Mali-G57
  • Memory 4/64 GB

                          6/128 GB

  • Main snapper Triple

                       48 MP main

                         2 MP macro

                         2 MP depth

  • Selfie 8 MP
  • Audio jack Yes
  • Fingerprint reader Side-mounted
  • Battery 5000 mAh

                        18W charging

  • Colours Chrome Silver, Graphite Gray, Nighttime Blue, Aurora          


  • Price TBA

The Redmi Note 10S is also coming to Kenya from Xiaomi. We don’t know the price yet, just like we don’t know the price of the Note 10 5G, but Samsung claims that both phones will be attractively priced.

A substantial 25-month warranty will protect both of them.

Here are a few of its specifications:

Note 10S Specs

  • 5G
  • Weight 178g
  • Protection IP53, dust and splash protection
  • Screen AMOLED


                          1080 x 2400 pixels


  • Software Android 11

                            MIUI 12.5

  • CPU MTK Helio G95
  • GPU Mali-G76 MC4
  • Memory 6/64 GB

                          6/128 GB

                          8/128 GB

  • Camera Quad

                          64 MP Main

                          8 MP ultrawide

                          2 MP macro

                            2 MP depth

  • Selfie 13 MP
  • Fingerprint sensor Side-mounted
  • Battery 5000 ,mAh

                          33W charging

  • Colours Deep Sea Blue (Ocean Blue), Shadow Black (Onyx Gray), (Frost White) Pebble White
  • Price TBA