Nokia has launched its latest Lumia device in Kenya, the Nokia Lumia 1020, through a partnership with Safaricom.
The Lumia 1020 boasts a second generation 41 megapixel sensor, enabling people to shoot first and then zoom later to “discover and rediscover stories that contain more detail than the eye can see”.
Bruce Howe, general manager of Nokia East Africa, said: “Kenyan consumers have embraced the Nokia Lumia range of smartphones.
“Since we launched the first Lumia’s based on Windows Phone 8 earlier this year, the combination of beautiful design and differentiated software experiences has resonated with our consumers.”
The Lumia 1020 also captures blur-free videos with stereo sound even at the loudest concerts thanks to Nokia Rich Recording, which handles sound pressure levels six times louder than conventional smartphone microphones.
The phonemaker said its success from Lumia in the local market can also be attributed to the support it has enjoyed from local operators.
Morris Maina, Safaricom’s head of internet and content, said their core focus areas as a business is deepening internet penetration through the provision of smartphones and other data enabled devices.
“Partnerships such as this one with Nokia enable us to provide our customers with a range of quality devices while at the same time pushing us towards our goal of achieving wider and quality mobile internet experiences for the customer, enabled through higher smartphones penetration,” Maina said.
Sales are expected to start in Kenya through Safaricom this week and the devices will be available in yellow and black.
The Lumia 1020 is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, has a 4.5-inch 1280×768 (334 ppi) AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and a 2000MAh non-removable battery. The device supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and 4G LTE networks.