The Nokia 1 is currently the cheapest smartphone by HMD Global. This phone is coming to Kenya later this month (April 16) and will be available in retail stores for Ksh 9,500. The phone’s unique proposition is that it comes with Android Oreo (Go Edition), a version of Android made for entry level devices, specifically those with 1GB of RAM or less.
HMD Global wants a share of the low end segment and that is why it decided to release this phone. The phone was unveiled to a global audience about a month ago and will soon be available in Kenya.
Below are some of the key Nokia 1 Specifications and price in Kenya to help you decide if it is worth your money.
|Specifications||Nokia 1 Specifications|
|Body||Dimensions||133.6 x 67.8 x 9.5 mm|
|Resolution||480 x 854 pixels|
|Platform||Operating System||Android OS, v8.0(Oreo Go Edition)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.1 GHz|
|Storage||Internal space||8GB, 1GB RAM|
|MicroSD card Slot||Yes, up to 128GB|
|Camera||Rear Facing Camera||5 MP|
|Video Recording||Yes, up to 480p|
|Front facing camera||2MP|
|Connectivity||Cellular Data||2G, 3G, 4G|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, , hotspot|
|Battery||2150 mAh removable battery|
|Available colors||Warm Red, Dark Blue|
As you can see from the specifications above, the Nokia 1 is not the most exciting Android smartphone out there. This is not the company’s aim though, it wants to offer a better experience and build quality compared to what is available on the market. This sounds like a good plan but it is hard to say if it will work for the company. Most consumers in Kenya are attracted to devices primarily by their specifications and it will be interesting to see if Nokia will be able to change that. The company is positioning the Nokia 1and its other devices are alternatives to those who do not want cheap smartphones from China that most people consider to be of poor quality.
As mentioned above, the price of the Nokia 1 in Kenya will be Ksh 9,500. You will be able to get the phone for a lower price depending on where you get it from and as time goes by. The phone will be available from most retail stores in the country and through online channels.
If you are interested, you can Find the phone from Jumia.