Redmi 5G enabled phones and their prices in Kenya

5G is finally here with us after Safaricom announced the commercial launch of its 5G network in select parts across the country.  The telco has indicated that so far, they have 35 5G sites spread across the country but they plan to expand this to more than 150 across nine towns.

Now that 5G has been launched commercially, people have started shopping for 5G enabled phones to enable them to enjoy the benefits of the network. I attended the launch and i have to say that i was envious of those who had 5G phones because they were experiencing some crazy download speeds clocking up to 250 Mbps. For comparison, the maximum download speed that you can get on 4G is about 100 Mbps.


The downside of having the new network is that 5G enabled phones are generally expensive and out of the reach of the majority of the people. However, there is no need to worry as Xiaomi which is known for quality, but affordable phones have a 5G smartphone for each category.

Check out the devices available in the Kenyan market;

Mid Range

  • Redmi Note 10 5G (4GB RAM+128GB) – Kshs 26,199
  • Redmi Note 10 5G (6GB RAM+128GB – Kshs 28,699
  • Redmi Note 11 pro plus 5G (8GB RAM+256GB) – Kshs 49,899

High End

  • Xiaomi 11T Pro (8GB RAM+256GB) – Kshs 64,999
  • Xiaomi 12 (12GB RAM+256GB) Ksh. 89,599
  • Xiaomi 12 Pro (12GB RAM+256) 104,999

As you can see, Xiaomi has priced their midrange phones fairly thus enabling anyone to be able to upgrade without digging too deep in their pockets. You can buy the phones at Xiaomi brand shops, Jumia or any authorized dealers.