The Nokia 5.1 starts selling in Kenya at Kes.19,500

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HMD Global has announced the availability of the Nokia 5.1 in Kenya. Starting today, HMD says you will be able to purchase the device from Nokia accredited retailers from Kes. 19,500.

The Nokia 5.1 was first announced to the world in May together with two other devices with included the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 2.1. Tha Nokia 3.1 started selling in the country for in June for Kes. 15,999

The Nokia 5.1 is a huge upgrade over its predecessor featuring a FullHD (1,080 x 2,160 px) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 40% faster chipset. The IPS LCD measures 5.5” in diagonal and is covered with 2.5D Gorilla Glass for protection. With the Nokia 5.1 you’re also getting what Nokia is calling a budget octa-core chipset, (Mediatek MT6755S), 2GB  of RAM, and 16GB of expandable storage.

“For many people, their smartphone is the first thing they look at in the morning and the last thing they put down in the evening. No matter how much you want to spend on your smartphone, we believe that you deserve to have a reliable device that looks amazing and performs smoothly. The Nokia 5 has been one of our most popular phones at this price point in Kenya and we believe the refinements we’ve made to this winning formula will be welcomed by our fans.” Celeste Muli – Gatheru, Marketing Manager, East Africa, HMD Global, said.

The Nokia 5.1 packs a 16-megapixels primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.  The Nokia 5.1 runs Android 8.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh.

Available in Tempered Blue and Black colours,the Nokia 5.1 is available from 13th August 2018 from KES 19,500.

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Nixon Kanali
Kanali is a freelance tech journalist based in Nairobi. For product reviews, pitches, guest posts, or interviews drop me an e-mail nickcanali@gmail.com/nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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