HMD Global has announced that its first Nokia smartphone range – comprising of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 – will be available through mobile phone service provider, Safaricom, and through selected retailers.
Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Android-powered devices have distinctive design and various entertainment all meant to appeal to the user.
(TOP: L–R – Justin Maier, HMD Global VP for Sub Sahara Africa; Michelle Wynne, Head of Marketing, Sub Sahara Africa and Gopher Ogembo, Senior Business Manager for East Africa at the launch of the new range of Nokia devices in Nairobi. The devices are Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 and the redesigned Nokia 3310).
Gopher Ogembo, Senior Business Manager – East Africa, HMD Global, says: “Setting a new standard in design, quality and user experience throughout its smartphone range HMD Global believes that every consumer should have access to premium quality, outstanding design and a pure android experience.
“Combined with a thoughtful design philosophy that focuses on improving the smartphone experience at every level, each technical component of a Nokia phone has been carefully considered and integrated into the phone design to have the biggest benefit on consumers’ daily lives. Drawing on the hallmarks of the Nokia phone heritage of quality, simplicity and reliability, Nokia phones are designed for a new generation of fans.”
Nokia 6: Has 5.5” full HD screen and smart audio amplifier with dual speakers to allow consumers to experience a deep bass. Retails at Kshs 25,o00.
Nokia 5: Comes with a laminated 5.2” IPS HD display with sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass. Costs Kshs 20,000.
Nokia 3: Features a fully laminated 5” IPS display with no air gap and sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass. Available at a retail price of Kshs 15,000.
Nokia 3310: The redesigned version of the once-popular model will retail at Kshs 5,300.
“We are delighted to bring the Nokia 3310 phone to our consumers in Kenya. Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands in our country for decades. HMD has received an incredible reception from our partners so far; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter,” says Justin Maier, vice president Sub-Saharan Africa, HMD Global.