If you are in the market for a smartphone priced at Kshs 10,000 or less then your pool of options just expanded. HMD Global’s most affordable 2019 smartphone, the Nokia 1 Plus, is now available for purchase in the country.
The device, which was one of the 4 new smartphones unveiled by the Finnish company back in February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, is going for Kshs 9,500.
That is exactly the same price the Nokia 1 went for when it launched last year.
Like its predecessor, the Nokia 1 Plus, owing to its modest internals, runs on the Go edition of Android 9 Pie, the same software that can be found on the Nokia 2.1 and which is also expected to make its way to its predecessor.
The Nokia 1 Plus features an upgraded display (bigger by an inch and with an 18:9 aspect ratio but still maintaining the same atrocious
grainy resolution), better cameras and a bigger (hopefully better) battery. Its entry-level MediaTek processor backed by the same GPU that we can find on the new Tecno Spark 3 Pro is also said to offer performance improvements over what users experienced on its predecessor.
Like its predecessor, the Nokia 1 Plus’ back cover can be removed and swapped for another depending on a user’s preference – the device comes in red, blue and black.
The (now) old Nokia 1 can still be found on Masoko for Kshs 6,500, not the lowest it has ever gone but that is probably one of the best deals on the device one can find at this time.