OnePlus 9R is a powerful, 5G-enabled handset now available in Kenya. It was released in April 2021 on the market and is now available in retail for Kes 53,000-70,500. The handset measures 161 x 74.1 x 8.4 mm and weighs 189g. It is made of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), and aluminum frame.
The OnePlus smartphone features a 6.55 inches Fluid AMOLED display that refreshes at 120Hz and has a 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution. The display is protected by a tamper-proof Gorilla Glass 5. The phone has a quad-camera setup that consists of 48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 2MP and a 16MP camera for selfies. The main camera is capable of 4K video capture, while the front takes high-quality 1080p videos (with Auto HDR and gyro-EIS).
It runs on Android 10, upgradable to Android 13 and OxygenOS 13. It has a powerful Octa-Core Snapdragon 870 processor and Adreno 650 GPU. The RAM and ROM are reasonably sized for optimal productivity, considering the device has no car slot for additional memory. The inbuilt memory consists of 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, and 256GB 12GB RAM options based on your budget and need for memory space. Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors aid in the handling and ease of use of the OnePlus 9R. Powering the display, OS handset, and its entire operations is a 4,500mAh battery. USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go enables charging and data transfer. The battery is supported by 65W wired fast charger (enables 1-100% charging of the battery in 39 min).
OnePlus 9 Pro
The OnePlus 9 Pro has a 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display that offers adaptive refresh rate support (1-120Hz) and a 3216 x 1440 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chip with Adreno 660 and supports 5G. The 9 Pro has a 48MP (wide) + 50MP wide-angle) camera + 8MP(telephoto, PDAF, OIS, 3.3x optical zoom) lens + 2MP monochrome sensor. The main camera lenses can shoot up to 8k videos and feature Auto HDR and gyro-EIS for the best video shots.
At the front, the handset packs a 16MP (wide) selfie shooter. It features Auto-HDR and shoots 1080p@30fps gyro-EIS videos. The smartphone comes with a Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and color spectrum for ease of communication and convenience when handling the OnePlus 9 Pro.
Powering the large 6.7 LTPO AMOLED display and enabling all operations to run in the background is a Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable battery. To ensure optimal power supply, OnePlus equipped their handset with a 65W wired, fast charger that charges 1-100% in 29 min. Wireless charging is supported too, with the OnePlus 9 Pro coming equipped with a 50W wireless charging system, able to charge 1-100% of the battery in 43 minutes. OnePlus 9 Pro is available in Morning Mist, Forest Green, and Stellar Black colors. Its price starts at Ksh 84,500.
At 163.3 x 75.5 x 8.2 mm, and weighing 186 g, the OnePlus 10R is a big phone with considerable weight. Its build consists of a Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), a plastic frame, and a plastic back. The OnePlus 10R retail price in Kenya starts at Kes 55,000. It features a 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED display that offers 120Hz, HDR10+, and 1080 x 2412 pixels resolution. The display is protected by a tamper-proof Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The phone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max (5 nm) Mobile Platform with Mali-G610 MC6 and supports 5G. It runs on Android 12 and is upgraded to Android 13 and OxygenOS 13. The Dimensity 8100-Max (5 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4×2.85 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU, and Mali-G610 MC6 GPU combine to form a formidable processing unit that enables seamless multi-tasking, playing high-setting mobile games, working with heavy multi-media files and browsing through multiple pages on the internet without stuttering.
To capture life moments, the OnePlus 10R comes packed with a single selfie 16 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide) camera. The selfie lens is capable of 1080p@30fps video capture and is supported by gyro-EIS. The main camera consists of a triple camera setup consisting of 50 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), PDAF, OIS camera + 8 MP, f/2.2, 15mm, 120˚ (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) lens. The triple camera setup captures high-quality snaps and up to 4K videos with gyro-EIS support. OnePlus 10R is available in Kenya in various color options: Sierra Black, Forest Green, and Prime Blue. You can choose, and depending on the internal memory space, pick your handset from Kes 55,000.
OnePlus 10 Pro
OnePlus 10 Pro is currently retailing in Kenya and starts at Kes 88,000. The smartphone weighs 201g and measures 163 x 73.9 x 8.6 mm. It features a 6.7-inch LTPO2 Fluid AMOLED HDR10+ display that supports an adaptive refresh rate (1-120Hz). A resolution of 3216 x 1440 pixels is superb, offering the best user experience when browsing the internet, scanning multimedia, and even working through rich-color documents. Protecting the impressive display is Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 (4nm) Mobile Platform with Adreno 730 GPU. To enable the best performance, the OnePlus 10 Pro comes equipped with 128GB ROM 8GB RAM / 256GB 8GB RAM / 256GB 12GB RAM / 512GB 12GB RAM inbuilt memory space. The provided RAM and ROM are sufficient, considering the phone does not support additional memory through MicroSD.
OnePlus 10 Pro has a triple camera set up at the back: 48 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide) + 8 MP, f/2.4, 77mm (telephoto) + 50 MP, f/2.2, 14mm, 150˚ (ultrawide) lenses. The 3.3x optical zoom, 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, Auto HDR, and gyro-EIS video specifications and capabilities make the 10 Plus one of the best and most affordable 5G smartphones on the Kenyan Market. A 32MP (wide) selfie camera makes it a top smartphone for capturing moments and places.
Powering the device is a Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable battery, which is big enough to meet the demands imposed on it by the commands and multiple needs of the large 5G smartphone. To support the battery and ensure no inconveniences when it comes to the batter and power supply, OnePlus provided an 80W wired, faster charger (able to power the battery from 1-100% in 32 min), 50W wireless charger, and Reverse wireless charging capabilities. The phone is available in Volcanic Black, Emerald Forest, and Panda White (Extreme Edition).
OnePlus Ace Pro
Running the OnePlus Ace Pro is an Android 12, ColorOS 12.1 OS. An Octa-core Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm) processor powers the handset, supported by Adreno 730 GPU, for the best mobile gaming experience. It has 256GB 12GB RAM / 256GB 16GB RAM / 512GB 16GB RAM of internal storage. No additional memory slot is provided on the device.
It has a triple main camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro sensor at the rear. A 16MP (wide) front-facing camera will enable you to capture awesome selfies and video chats. Powering the display and its entire operating system of the OnePlus 10 Pro is a 4,800mAh battery. A 150W wired fast charger supports the battery.
The OnePlus 10 Pro is available in Moonstone Black, Jade Green, and Genshin Impact color variants. The smartphone price in Kenya is Kes 82,000 and is available on retail at Phoneplace Kenya.
The phone features a 6.7 inches fluid AMOLED display that refreshes at 120Hz and has a 1080 x 2412 pixels resolution. OnePlus 10T 5G has a triple-camera setup consisting of 50 MP+8 MP+2 MP, runs on Android 12, OxygenOS 12.1 OS, and the system powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and a decent 4,800 mAh battery. It comes along with a 150W fast charger.
A decent internally built 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, and 256GB 16GB RAM memory options offer an excellent base for optimal processing unit performance. With such RAM and ROM, lags, stuttering, and worries that you might run out of space in the middle of downloading a video or recording audio for production.
Also on the device are Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and color spectrum sensors which aid in communication and use of the handset. OnePlus 10T is available in Moonstone Black and Jade Green colors. The OnePlus 10T 5G price in Kenya is around Ksh 85,000.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G
The retail price of the OnePlus Nord 2 5G in Kenya is around 46,000 shillings. It measures 159.1 x 73.3 x 8.3 mm and weighs 189g. released on the mobile market in July 28th 2022, the key features on the Nord 2 5G are:
- Inbuilt Internal Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
- Battery: 4,500 mAh, with 65W wired fast charger
- Main camera: 50 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP, with 4K video recording capabilities.
- Front camera: 32 MP
- Display: 6.43-inch, Fluid AMOLED Display with 90 Hz refresh rate.
- Processor: Octa-core, MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 (6 nm)
- Connectivity: Dual sim, 3G, 4G, 5G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Colors: Gray Sierra, Blue Haze, Green Wood, and Pac-Man Edition
- OS: Android 11, OxygenOS 11.3
OnePlus Nord 2T
OnePlus Nord 2T is a 5G-enabled handset released to the market in late May 2022. It measures 159.1 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm and weighs 190g. The device is built with a Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame, and plastic back pane.
The OnePlus Nord 2T retail price in Kenya is between Kes 46,000-51,000. It features a 6.43 inches display, made of AMOLED, HDR10+ with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display boasts a decent 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~409 ppi density) resolution. Protecting the multi-touch screen is a tamper-proof Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It runs on Android 12, OxygenOS 12.1 OS. The system is powered by an Octa-core, MediaTek Dimensity 1300 processor, and Mali-G77 MC9 GPU, making playing games seamless and enjoyable. Supporting the processing unit is internally built 128GB 8GB RAM or 256GB 12GB RAM.
To capture images and videos, the OnePlus Nord 2T has a front-facing 32 MP, f/2.4, (wide) camera that takes 1080p@30fps (with gyro-EIS). At the back, the Nord 2T features a triple 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide) + 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.2, (depth) lens. The primary camera can record 4K videos and has gyro-EIS support. Powering the smartphone is a decent Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable battery supported with an 80W wired fast charger. The phone comes in the Gray Shadow and Jade Fog colors and retails between Kes 46,000 – Kes 51,000.
10. 5G Nothing Phones in Kenya
Nothing phone 1
Nothing 1 smartphone is a unique-looking premium phone seeking to beat Apple and Samsung from the top of luxury mobile devices. The Phone measures 159.2 x 75.8 x 8.3 mm and weighs 193.5g. It has a 6.55-inch FHD+ flexible OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and an in-display optical fingerprint scanner. The resolution on the Nothing 1 display is 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density). The operating system installed on the Nothing 1 is Android 12, and Nothing OS 1.1.6. Nothing has promised 3 Android OS updates and four years of security patches every two months.
It runs on an Octa-core, Qualcomm SM7325-AE Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (6 nm) processor. It does not support MicroSD for additional memory space, having inbuilt memory space options of 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, and 256GB 12GB RAM. Nothing 1 has a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide) + 50 MP, f/2.2, 114˚ (ultrawide) camera that lets you capture macro shots. The front side has a 16MP (wide) selfie camera. The premium smartphone is capable of taking up to 4K videos.
The Phone’s main highlight is the Glyph Interface, with Unique light patterns made up of 900 LEDs to indicate calling and signal app notifications, charging status, and more. You can also pair individual contacts to a ringtone and each with a unique Glyph pattern. The flip to Glyph feature triggers silent, light-only notifications by placing Phone (1) with the Glyph Interface face up.
The Phone is powered by a 4500mAh battery that supports 33W PD charging, which can charge up to 50% battery in 30 minutes. It also has 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging. The Nothing Phone (1) comes in White and Black colors. Nothing 1 retails between Kes 64,500-72,500 and is available at Phoneplace Kenya retail stores.