HMD Global is set to launch the new range of Nokia phones in Kenya.
The launch slated for August 27 is set to feature the new brands from Nokia, which was re-launched early this year.
Nokia phones are renowned for durability, reliability and outstanding build quality and are synonymous with long battery life.
The launch will feature the legendary Nokia 3310, which now features a 2.4 inch QVGA colour display compared to black and white one on the older 3310. The display also has curved window with polarised layer for better readability in sunlight. The re-lauched version is known as OG Nokia 3310.
The 2017 version also has a 2MP rear camera along with an LED flash and 16MB of storage. In addition, it has microSD card slot that can support up to 32 GB.
And for those who loved it for its long lasting batter, the new version has a 1200mAh battery, which the company claims a battery life of 22 hours for talk time. The standby time is upto 31 days and music playback is 51 hours. The phone also comes with FM radio, which can be played for 39 hours.
In terms of ui, it features the Nokia Series 30+ OS and has custom designed user interface brings a fresh look to a classic phone. And for those who loved the snake gameplay in old Nokia, it was retained in the new one! It is available on Facebook Messenger.
Before it disappeared from the Kenyan market, the model was a darling of many people due to its ease to use nature, indestructible design, long-lasting battery, strong vibration and long-lasting battery.
The new version of the phone has already been launched in South Africa and Nigeria. Apart from OG Nokia 3310, other brands are the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 smartphones.
The company will hope to penetrate the market which has been dominated by a couple of brands including the recently launched Oppo phone. Among those who will attend the launch are Justin Maier, Vice President, Sub-Sahara Africa and Joseph Umunakwe, General Manager, West, East and Central Africa (WECA).
HMD Global, which was founded in 2016 by former Nokia executives, purchased Microsoft Mobile’s feature phone business, gaining exclusive rights to the brand for mobile phones through a licensing agreement.
Microsoft had purchased Nokia brand in 2014 after Nokia succumbed to internal struggles and low business and a failed series of Windows Phone smartphones, but then retired it in October of that year for Lumia smartphones, but remaining for feature phones.