HMD Global has announced the launch of their new smartphone, the Nokia 3.1 Plus, in Kenya. The phone will be retailing at Ksh. 17,500.

Globally, the phone was released in October 2018. It comes with a MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB Internal Storage, 6 inch HD touchscreen, and a large 3500 mAh battery. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo which can be updated Android 9 Pie as the phone is part of Google’s Android One initiative. The initiative ensures that phones under it receive Google updates quick, fast and in a hurry.

The camera package on the Nokia 3.1 Plus is a dual back camera i.e. 13 Megapixels + 5 megapixels and an 8 Megapixel selfie camera. The back camera features include LED flash, HDR, and panorama. The selfie one comes with HDR.

Commenting during the announcement, Mark Misumi, HMD Business Manager East Africa said, “with a lot of people sending us positive feedback about our Nokia 3.1, we have decided to take the experience and gone big in a bid to deliver premium experiences for our customers at an exceptional value. The Nokia 3.1 Plus delivers a larger display, dual camera, two-day battery life and the power of octa-core processer- all in an accessible package.”

The Nokia 3.1 Plus comes in Baltic and Charcoal colours. It is available to purchase at a retail price of Ksh. 17,500.

The Nokia 3.1 Plus is a successor to the Nokia 3.1 that was launched globally in May 2018. The 3.1 Plus is an improvement as the 3.1 had a smaller screen at 5.2 inches, single back camera and a slower processor.