5G Phones You Can Consider to Buy In Kenya in 2022 Across all Budgets

5G phones

We are slowly moving towards fast internet speeds and connectivity globally-the irony not withstanding- and Kenya is catching up, one telco at a time. In early 2021, Safaricom became the first telecommunication company in Kenya to announce 5G and was shortly after followed by Airtel. Yesterday, Safaricom finally announced the availability of 5G to empower its customers with super-fast internet.

Here is a list of some of the 5G phones you can buy in Kenya in 2022.


iPhone 12 models or later, up to the latest iPhone 14 series work with the 5G cellular networks.

Google Pixel

You will need a Pixel 4a (5G) or later phone, up to the latest Pixel 7 series, to enjoy 5G connectivity.


  • Samsung Z Flip/Flip 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Series
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Series
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Series
  • Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A71/ A51 5G
  • Samsung  Galaxy A53 5G
  • Samsung  Galaxy A23 5G
  • Samsung  Galaxy A13 5G


  • Oppo Reno 8 5G
  • Oppo Reno 6 5G
  • Oppo Find X5


  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus
  • Xiaomi 12T Pro
  • Xiaomi 11T Pro
  • Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
  • Xiaomi Poco X4 Pro 5G


  • Tecno Camon 19 Pro
  • Tecno Camon 18
  • Tecno Pova 5G



  • Infinix Zero 5G
  • Infinix Zero Ultra
  • Infinix Hot 20 5G
  • Infinix Hot 20s
  • Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G

However, the just launched Safaricom 5G Wi-Fi is not open to all phones yet. Most of the above phones, including iPhone users and select 5G-capable Samsung devices, will require a software update from the manufacturer to access the 5G network.

Plans are also underway to provide 5G data packages for mobile internet customers and leverage the Lipa Mdogo Mdogo device-financing solution to avail more affordable 5G smartphones. To check available 5G zones or get the 5G Wi-Fi, customers can visit

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