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4G Nokia 1 smartphone arrives in Kenya


HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces that the Nokia 1 smartphone, running on Android Oreo (Go edition) will be available to buy from retail stores in the country at an estimated price of KES 9,500.00 from 16th April, 2018.


A breakthrough in accessible technology, the Nokia 1 delivers smartphone essentials, refreshingly familiar design and the reassuring quality of a Nokia phone to fans around the world. Running the latest Android Oreo™ (Go edition), a version of Android for devices with 1 GB RAM or less, the Nokia 1 delivers extraordinary value with an exceptional experience encompassing all the features you’d expect from a quality smartphone.


Quality of Nokia smartphones for everyone

The Nokia 1 is the champion of giving more people access to technology. With the reassuring quality and design expected of a Nokia smartphone, it keeps you connected with all your smartphone essentials and apps.


With a quad-core processor, front and rear cameras, 4G connectivity and dual SIM, the Nokia 1 elevates everything you love about feature phones in an accessible smartphone package. Combining a removable 2150 mAh battery and power-efficient IPS display, its hardware works with the optimized apps so you can make the most out of each charge.


Bringing back personalized style

The Nokia 1 smartphone, running on Android Oreo (Go edition) brings a refreshingly familiar Nokia phone design featuring the iconic ‘Nokia smile’ in a fresh new package. Available in Kenyain Warm Red and Dark Blue.Inherently colored, the tough two-tone polycarbonate cover is ready to take on every day knocks and bumps with its durable design.

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Joseph Umunakwe, General Manager, 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. 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.”


Pure, secure and up to date withAndroid Oreo™ (Go edition)

Tailored to devices with 1 GB RAM or less, Android Oreo™ (Go edition) comes with a new range of apps from Google designed to run faster while consuming less data. Optimised to be smooth and fast, these include Google Go – a web search app, Google Maps™ Go, YouTube™ Go and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and do more,simply by using your voice.


With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo™ (Go edition), you get 2x more available storage out of the box compared with Android Nougat.All Nokia smartphones come with no bloatware, skins, UI changes or unnecessary apps pre-loaded onto your phone, giving you a pure Android experience. Android Oreo™ (Go edition) offers a smooth and responsive experience, while making sure your device gets the latest security updates and features, including Google Play Protect, which continuously works to keep your device, data and apps safe.

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Available in Warm Red and Dark Blue the Nokia 1 is available from the 16th April,2018 from KES 9,500.00 in open market retail stores.

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Daniel Maithya is the Founder and CEO of RoyalTrendia. He is the 2019 Top 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans according to Avance Media, FOYA East Africa Social Founder of the year 2020 award winner and a Digital Media Strategist. Cell: 0705 921 599 |

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