HMD Global has announced the launch of three new Nokia models in the market – Nokia 1, Nokia 6 and Nokia 7 plus.
The Nokia 1 smartphone, which runs on Android Oreo (Go edition), is available from retail stores in the country at Kshs 9,500.
(TOP: Nokia 1 which retails for Kshs 9,500 and runs on Android Oreo – Go edition).
The Nokia 1 comes with a quad-core processor, front and rear cameras, 4G connectivity and dual SIM. It also combines a removable 2150 mAh battery and power-efficient IPS display, enabling its hardware to work with optimised apps. It’s available in Kenya in Warm Red and Dark Blue colour variants.
Joseph Umunakwe, GM, West, East and Central Africa, HMD Global, said: “There are more than 1.3 billion feature phone users around the world, many from markets in Asia and Africa 2[ii] . As the value market leader in feature phones, we understand the barriers and challenges people face when it comes to the step up to a smartphone which is why we’ve made our most accessible smartphone ever. With the Nokia 1 smartphone, we have combined the reassuring quality and design of a Nokia smartphone with the latest Android Oreo (Go edition) software to deliver exceptional value and realize our dream of creating a complete smartphone experience, accessible to everyone.”
The new Nokia 6 smartphone is available to buy at a cost of Kshs 29,000. The Nokia 6, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform, is over 60% faster than its predecessor. It also offers enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, Nokia spatial Audio and Android Oreo.
The Nokia 7 plus smartphone also runs on Android Oreo and is available for purchase from retail outlets for Kshs 46,000.