Nokia C1 Plus, new budget phone in the C-series, now on sale for Kshs 9,000

Building on the success of the previous C-series phones, HMD Global has announced a new addition to the series. Nokia C1 Plus is now available in Kenya and comes in blue and red color options, priced at a starting retail price of Kshs 9,000 for 1/16GB configuration.

The new Nokia C1 Plus is the lowest cost 4G Nokia smartphone yet elevating the standard of introductory smartphone experiences and bringing quality that you can truly feel. The Nokia C1 Plus, brings 4G connectivity to the introductory level of the C-series, offering wider experiences to even more users around the world.

With the Nokia C1 Plus, fans can enjoy sharp content throughout – energising selfies and videos, apps and texts that pop, and immersive entertainment delivered to you crisp and clean. Enjoy style that lasts inside and out with a sleek, solid polycarbonate body that continues to honour the award-winning durability Nokia phones are known for, and a 2,500 mAh battery that you can rely on all day. Boosted by 4G, the experiences on the Nokia C1 Plus are smooth and clear with data speeds up to 10 times faster than its predecessor.  For added security and convenience, face unlock will give you – and only you – access to everything you need at just a glance, and improved storage.

The Nokia C1 Plus comes with Android 10 (Go edition), leaving plenty of room for your favourite things – with lighter apps and less bloatware, meaning you can store up to 3000 songs or 13 hours of HD video.

Speaking during the announcement, Gopher Ogembo, Senior Business Manager at HMD Global said: “The Nokia C1 was extremely successful in its mission to bring a great smartphone experience and make that first step to a smartphone truly accessible to all. With the next generation connectivity already out there, operators across the world are optimising and 4G is being adapted as the new base line, leaving many 2G and 3G markets vulnerable to uncertainty. With the new Nokia C1 Plus, we offer reassurance that your new smartphone will go the distance and the certainty that you can trust it to connect anywhere.”

The Nokia C1 Plus comes in a 5.45” HD+ screen. The front-facing flash will give the user beautifully lit shots, enabling them to take their selfie game to the next level while the 5MP rear and front cameras supported by HDR imaging will bring photos and videos to life whether one is snapping food art or filming the next big TikTok.

Coming with an all-day battery, the phone gives one hours of entertainment on the go, without battery anxiety.

The Nokia C1 Plus comes with a durable polycarbonate shell that’s resistant to daily bumps and knocks yet looks sleek in a timeless design.

Android 10 (Go edition) offers the user more security, more storage and more data saved each month.

With biometric face unlock, the user’s information will be safer and easier to access – one will be the only one with access to what they need, when they need it. And thanks to 4G connectivity, the user will be able to take advantage of clearer calls, smoother performance and data speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.

One can also get the best out of the Google Go app – for example, use Lens to quickly translate text using their camera, or hear words read out loud.


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