The Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 1 now available in Kenya.

HMD Global has unveiled three new devices, the Nokia 1, Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 7 Plus in the Kenyan market. The devices were first unveiled to the world during the 2018 Mobile World Conference in Barcelona in February including the iconic Nokia 8110 which unfortunately was not among the devices launched yesterday.   

When these devices were first unveiled HMD’s Chief Executive  Florian Seiche said the company has sold around 70 million phones after introducing 11 new phone models over the past year. This number is expected to grow especially with the launch of this new devices.

Both devices run the latest version of Android with the Nokia 1 specifically running Android Oreo (Go Edition), a lesser version of Android build for devices with 1GB RAM or less.  

Nokia 6 (2018)

Building on the success of its predecessor, the new Nokia 6 packs even more powerful performance and great new features into a more compact, durable body. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform. Nokia says the new Nokia 6 is over 60% faster than its predecessor, the Nokia 5.

Quick Specs

  • Display: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera: 16 MP Main Camera, AutoFocus Flash, 1080p HD Video Recording
  • 8 MP Front Camera with Autofocus
  • 2.2 GHz, Octa Core Processor
  • 3 GB RAM
  • Dual Sim (Hybrid)
  • 32 GB Inbuilt Memory
  • Memory Card (Hybrid)
  • Android, v8.0
  • Battery: 3000 mAH Non-Rem.
  • Fingerprint Sensor


The Nokia 6 is available in Black/Copper, the new Nokia 6 is available to buy starting 24, April 2018  from retail outlets across Kenya for KES 29,000.00.

Nokia 7 Plus

The Android One smartphone sports a dual rear camera setup just like what we saw on the original Nokia 7.  The phone is also the first from the company to bear the longer, more immersive display aspect ratio. The smartphone sits above the Nokia 7 in the HMD Global Nokia Android smartphone lineup.

“Featuring unprecedented design and innovative imaging, the Nokia 7 plus, running on Android Oreo, is a true hero in our smartphone range.’’ Joseph Umunakwe , General Manager, West, East and Central Africa (WECA), HMD Global, said

Quick Specs

  • 6 inches, 1080 x 2160 px display
  • 12 MP Dual Rear + 16 MP Front Camera
  • Memory Card (Hybrid)
  • Android, v8.0
  • Dual Sim, VoLTE, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Octa Core, 2.2 GHz Processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB inbuilt
  • 3800 mAh Battery


The Nokia 7 Plus will be available in Black/Copper the starting 18, March 2018 from retail outlets across Kenya for KES 46,000.00.

Nokia 1

The Nokia 1 is the cheapest Android smartphone yet from HMD Global yet available for just KES.9,500. It  is powered by 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB.

Quick Specs

  • 4.5 inches, 480 x 854 px display
  • 5 MP Rear + 2 MP Front Camera
  • Memory Card (Hybrid), upto 128 GB
  • Android, v8.0
  • Dual Sim, VoLTE, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi
  • Quad Core, 1.1 GHz Processor
  • 1 GB RAM, 8 GB inbuilt
  • 2150 mAh Battery

The device is available in Warm Red and Dark Blue.  

All the devices are available from retail outlets across the country.

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