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 is said to deliver 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 1GB RAM or less , the Nokia 1 delivers extraordinary value with an exceptional experience encompassing all the features you’d expect from a quality smartphone.
- What To Expect
The Nokia 1 runs on Android Oreo (Go edition) bringing a refreshingly familiar Nokia phone design featuring the iconic ‘Nokia smile’ in a fresh new package
A quad-core processor, 2MP front and 5MP rear cameras
4G connectivity and dual SIM
A removable 2150 mAh battery and power-efficient IPS display
Tough and colourful exteriors with exchangeable X-press on covers. Available in Kenya in Warm Red and Dark Blue. Inherently coloured, the tough two-tone polycarbonate cover is ready to take on every day knocks and bumps with its durable design.
Tailored to devices with 1GB 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.
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.”