Nokia 3.1, with 13MP rear camera, now available in Kenya for Kshs 16,000

HMD Global has announced that the new Nokia 3.1 is now available to buy locally from mobile phone retail stores at Ksh 16,000.

By joining the Android One family, Nokia 3.1 is endorsed by Google as a best-in-class experience across hardware and software for its price point.

Nokia 3.1 is HMD Global’s most affordable 18:9 smartphone, delivering the same screen ratio one gets on modern flagships to give more content with a single glance in a slim device frame. It packs a larger 5.2-inch HD+ display which is protected by damage resistant 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to keep it beautiful for longer.

The Nokia 3.1 runs MediaTek 6750, an octa-core chipset, giving users twice the processor cores and a 50% performance boost on the previous generation and features an upgraded 13MP auto-focus rear camera.

Thanks to its full set of sensors – usually only found on premium phones – the Nokia 3.1 runs the latest apps and features effortlessly, including popular AR apps like Pokémon Go, Google Pay and panoramic imaging.

Gopher Ogembo, Sales Business Manager for East Africa, HMD Global, said: “Nokia 3 has been an extremely successful part of the Nokia smartphone line-up in Kenya. With so many people enjoying it every day, we’ve had a tremendous amount of positive feedback and a real motivation to refine our fans’ experience even further. We’ve made sure Nokia 3.1 delivers the perfect balance between power and design, so our customers do not need to compromise.”

Nokia 3.1 is entering the Android One family where it joins the comprehensive range of Nokia smartphones already delivering an experience designed by Google that is smart, secure and simply amazing. Nokia smartphones with Android One offer more storage and battery life out of the box, as well as the latest AI-powered innovations from Google to help you stay ahead of the game every day.

The Nokia 3.1 will receive 3 years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One programme, placing it among the most secure phones in the market.

By shipping with Android Oreo out of the box, owners will be able to enjoy the latest features, including Google Lens, Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use.

The Nokia 3.1 comes in two colours – Blue/Copper and Black/Chrome – with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

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