4 months ago, one of the brand new smartphones that HMD Global had unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, at the start of the year, the Nokia 1 Plus, went on sale in the country.
At the time, the device had a recommended retail price of Kshs 9,500, in line with what the device it was taking over from in the market, its predecessor the Nokia 1, had been priced at launch the previous year.
In an interesting twist that is pretty much in tune with the twists and turns in the competitive space locally, the company’s local office has announced a price slash that sees the device, targeted at entry-level smartphone buyers, mostly first-timers or just about anyone on a tight budget, priced at just Kshs 8,300.
Rocking a 5.45-inch display and some other forgettable specs, the device offers perhaps one of the easiest ways to make sure that one gets to taste Android Pie (albeit the watered-down Go edition that it can handle) and, in the future, Android Q.
So, if reviews of the device (like this one on Tech-ish) have had you considering a switch to the Nokia brand, this discount may have provided just the kind of window (and incentive) that you needed. While there is no shortage of options in the market, none beats HMD Global’s commitment to software updates since, at this level, almost everyone relegates software upgrades to meaning hardware (new device) upgrades.