HMD Globals slashes Nokia 1 Plus prices to increase sales


HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has slashed the price of Nokia 1 Plus in Kenya in a move expected to increase its sales in the entry-level segment.

The phone was first announced early this year and was retailing for around Ksh 9,300. There are new brands launching in the market every day and the recent was Vivo, a sister company to OPPO and One Plus which recently launched its Y series smartphones in a number of markets including Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt.

Vivo, the world’s top 5 smartphone maker is competing TECNO, Infinix, iTel whose mojo in Africa has gradually fallen due to renewed competition from players such as Huawei, Samsung, Nokia and OPPO entering the mid-range market consumer segment.

According to Gopher Ogembo Senior Business Manager – HMD East Africa, ‘’We are happy to announce today that more Nokia smartphone fans looking to upgrade their entry-level phones that they can get the Nokia 1 Plus at a reduced price. Nokia 1 Plus combines a big display, solid imaging, and aspirational design with a unique nano-pattern finish laced with the latest Android 9 Pie (Go Edition).”

Nokia 1 plus was launched in the Kenyan market early 2019 and has brought value and quality in the entry level smartphones space in the market.  Making it a phone to consider when seeking an option in the entry level smartphones.  Signalling good news for Android 9 (Go edition) smartphone fans

The Nokia 1 plus which comes with no bloatware, skins or UI changes and no unnecessary pre-installed apps or hidden processes using up battery life. You can get the phone at dealer outlets countrywide from KES. 8300.

Pure, secure and up-to-date and Android 9 Pie (Go edition)

Nokia 1 Plus runs on the latest Android 9 Pie (Go edition), optimised to deliver a smooth and responsive experience that gets better over time. You also get even more space for your photos and videos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage with Google Photos. Android 9 Pie (Go edition) apps are designed to run faster and consume less data.

Modern design and quality combined with a big, bright screen

The Nokia 1 Plus has a cutting-edge design to the value segment. It has a gorgeous textured nano-pattern at the back that cups the Nokia 1 Plus all the way to the display. Its polycarbonate shell is inherently coloured rather than painted (colour runs through so doesn’t show white when nicked or scratched), providing a unique texture for a sophisticated look and feel.