By Seth Green
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones has on Thursday re-entered the smartphone market in a revamped version.
The Finland-based firm is ready to battle it out in the high-end smartphone segment to reclaim its lost charm with the introduction of its first Nokia smartphone range – comprising of the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.
Nokia had captured the global market by storm before imminently ending its phone production for two years and now it has fine-tuned its operations strategy with the launch of the new devices in a bid to strengthen its user base.
Speaking during the launch of the new Nokia devices, Justin Maier, vice president Sub-Saharan Africa, HMD Global, said that the company’s entry in Kenya is a new chapter for Nokia smartphones.
“It’s a new era for us, our ambition is to meet the needs of the African people, 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,” he says
With a 5.5” full HD screen, the new 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.
It comes with smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deep bass.
The Nokia 6 has a fully laminated display stack delivering excellent sunlight readability without compromising the slim form.
The model is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 graphics processor.
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 5.2” IPS HD display with sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass.
It features a long lasting battery life, improved graphics performance – all in a package that perfectly balances everyday usability with a premium quality design.
Additional features including an 8MP, 84-degree wide-angle front facing camera – to squeeze even more scene into your selfie – 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 four distinct colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – and will retail at KES 19,999.00.
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.
Features a fully laminated 5” IPS display with no air gap and sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the Nokia 3 offers durability and superb clarity delivering a viewing experience that is second to none.
Has 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 (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form.
The Nokia 3 is available in four distinct colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper– and will retail at KES 14,999.00.
The new Nokia boasts of a long lasting battery with a standby for up to a month on single charge. The model comes preloaded with the Classic Snake game.
For Internet users, the new Nokia 3310 gives you the ability to access popular web content with the Opera Mini Browser with social sites Twitter & Facebook pre-installed. It comes with a Dual SIM switching option. The Nokia 3310 feature phone will retail at KES 5,299.00.
The new devices will be available through mobile phone service provider, Safaricom, and through selected retailers from today.