Smartphones are becoming increasingly popular in Kenya and prices for high-end smartphones have increased. There are a number of reasons for this, including the increasing availability of low cost prepaid SIM cards which make it possible to access the internet and download apps, as well as the growth of 4G networks.
In addition, there is now more choice when it comes to smartphone brands and models. Some of the most expensive smartphones in Kenya can cost up to 10,000 Kenyan shillings (USD $130). Why are prices for smartphones so high in Kenya? In most of the world, smartphones are sold at a relatively low price. But in Kenya, this is not the case.