The next generation iPhone, iPhone X is now available in Kenya through Salute iWorld. In a lavish event held in Nairobi on 15th August, the bezel-less device that saw its global launch few weeks ago was officially launched in the Kenyan market.
The iPhone X is the huge leap forward that Apple’s handsets needed. Aside from the original iPhone in 2007, this new iPhone is set to have the biggest impact on Apple’s smartphone direction ever.
Apple itself is calling it the future of the smartphone, the embodiment of what it’s been trying to achieve for a decade. But while the iPhone X is all about premium parts and an all-new experience, it’s a huge gamble for the Cupertino brand too as it tries to reclaim some leadership in smartphone innovation.
Losing key, reliable elements like the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, the home button; introducing new methods of navigating and unlocking the phone – and charging a lot more for the privilege – seems risky for a company that was already treading new ground by doing away with the traditional headphone jack last year.
But the iPhone X is the handset we’ve been demanding from Apple for years – a world away from the increasingly-tired designs that those who just want a new iPhone have had to make do with.
iPhone X Specs
Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm
OS: iOS 11
Screen size: 5.8-inch
Screen Resolution: 1125×2436
CPU: A11 Bionic
Storage: 64GB / 256GB
Rear camera: 12MP+12MP (both OIS)
Front camera: 7MP
It’s almost pointless to discuss the price of the iPhone X – it’s the most expensive flagship phone on the market, but iPhone users are more willing than most to look past cost.
But, while the focus here is going to be on the technology, we still need to at least mention the price and release date.
The iPhone X costs Ksh. 160,000 for the basic, 64GB model. If you want the larger 256GB model it’s going to cost you Ksh. 180,000 for the privilege at all Salute iWorld branches located at Westgate Mall, Galleria Mall and Garden City Mall.