Nokia 2.4 starts selling in Kenya

HMD Global has started selling one of its latest smartphones, the Nokia 2.4, in Kenya.

The device is one of three that the Finnish company announced in the local market last month.

It features a 6.5-inch HD+ display, a 4,500mAh battery unit that, according to its makers, should last for up to 2 days on a single charge. It also brings to the Nokia 2 series, for the first time, a dual-camera setup.

Like past Nokia smartphones, it also has a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side and a “nano-textured” back cover.

Of course, like all Nokia smartphones, it is an Android One smartphone and, in true HMD Global fashion, comes with 3 years of guaranteed monthly security updates and 2 years of major operating system upgrades.

“The Nokia 2.4 comes with our Android promise, giving you three years of monthly security updates and two years of OS updates, meaning it’s ready for Android 11 and 12,” the company says in a statement.

According to HMD Global’s recently released Android 11 update roadmap, the Nokia 2.4 will be upgraded from the Android 10 it arrives running to Android 11 some time in the first quarter of 2021.

The Nokia 2.4 is available in two variants: one in a 2GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage configuration and another in a 3GB RAM, 64GB onboard storage configuration. The former is going for Kshs 13,800 while the latter costs Kshs 15,500.

That pricing pits the devices against two recent smartphones from the Transsion Group that are expected to be a hit with consumers in the same price range and give the Nokia 2.4 a run for its money: the Tecno Spark 5 Pro and the Infinix Hot 10.

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