HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the 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 from today.
Kenya becomes the fourth African Country, where HMD gets to launch her Nokia phones, after South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt.
Unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the devices combine superior craftsmanship, distinctive design and powerful entertainment features with apure Android experience, giving users the ability to use your phone, your way.
“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,” said Gopher Ogembo, Senior Business Manager East Africa, HMD Global.
Mr. Ogembo also added, “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: Powerful entertainment experience and superiorcraftsmanship
The Nokia 6 features a 5.5” full HD screen, the new Nokia 6 will deliver a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium and is perfect for those who want a robust phone with outstanding entertainment credentials. The smart audio amplifiers with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deep bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos sound delivers a powerfully moving entertainment experience.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 6 strikes the perfect balance between performance and power consumption, designed to deliver premium quality entertainment with battery life to spare, maximising your entertainment experience on the go. The Nokia 6 is available in three distinct colours – Matte Black, Silver and Tempered Blue– and will retail at KES 24,999.00.
The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium and comes with a 5.2” IPS HD display with sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass. Featuring a ground-breaking innovation in antenna design the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship.Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform, Nokia 5 delivers excellent battery life, improved graphics performance – all in a package that perfectly balances everyday usability with a premium quality design.
The phone also comes with additional features including an 8MP, 84-degree wide-angle front facing camera and excellent sunlight and low light screen visibility, there are plenty of reasons to keep the Nokia 5 out of your pocket and in your hand where it belongs.
The Nokia 5 is available in fourdistinct colours –MatteBlack, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper– andwill retail at KES 19,999.00.
Nokia 3: Superior craftsmanship at an affordable price
This stunning new smartphone is designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value. The Nokia 3 features a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, offering exceptional structural integrity and protection where it counts.
Featuring a fully laminated 5” IPS display with no air gap and sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass. With fewer reflections thanks to the polarised screen, the experience is crisp and clear offering unbeatable visibility even in bright sunlight.
With seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras, the Nokia 3 packs a premium quality smartphone experience. The Nokia 3 is available in four distinct colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper– and will retail atKES 14,999.00.
Nokia 3310: A nostalgic friend comes home
The Nokia 3310 feature phone retains its iconic hardy look and feel in a sleek new look and will retail at KES 5,299.00.
“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.
Always Pure Android
The three phones come bundled up the latest version of Android, Android Nougat, including the latest capabilities of Doze, which saves battery life while the phone is in a pocket or bag. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure conversations with the Google Assistant happen seamlessly on Nokia smartphones.
Nokia has also launched #UniteFor campaign which bears a promotional video which starts with the line, “In a world that is more disconnected than ever, what we really need is to unite.” which recites the “Connecting People” tagline of the Company. The video also features the Slum Ballet Troupe from Kibera slums.