One of the latest smartphones from HMD Global, the Nokia 1 Plus, has just had its price slashed. The phone was first introduced to the local market in April and was available for Ksh 9,300. This was a steep price compared to what was available from competitors but was still good value for money.
Almost four months later, the Nokia 1 Plus has had a price reduction to Ksh 8,300 if you get it through offline stores but you can get it for Ksh 7,700 through online stores like Jumia. You will get a free 16GB microSD card when you buy the Nokia 1 Plus from Jumia. The price difference between offline and online channels is not strange as we normally see smartphones on Jumia go for lower prices than the price recommended by the manufacturer.
No matter which retailer you decide to go with, you will be getting good value for money. I feel like the Ksh 8,300 recommended by HMD Global should have been the phone’s price from day 1. This would have been the sweet spot that would have appealed to more people who were looking for a smartphone within this price range.
Speaking on this, Gopher Ogembo Senior Business Manager – East Africa said, ‘’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).”
Below are some of the key specifications of the Nokia 1 Plus.
Display Size: 5.45 inches with a resolution of 960 X 480 Pixels
Processor: 1.5GHz Quad-core Mediatek MT6739
Storage Space: 8 GB, can be expanded to 128GB using a microSD card
GPU: PowerVR GE8100
Android Version: Android 9.0 Pie
Main Camera: 8 MP
Selfie Camera: 5 MP
Battery: 2500 mAh battery