Nokia East Africa General Bruce Howe and the company's VP South East Africa Gerald Brandjes (right) during the Launch of the Nokia
Nokia has unveiled its new Android-powered Nokia X device in Kenya, complete with signature Nokia experiences and the most popular features from Microsoft services.
HumanIPO reported last month Nokia unveiled two Android-powered smartphone models.
The dual-SIM Nokia X comes with a tile-based user interface inspired by the Lumia family design and a Fastlane, a screen which lets people switch between their favourite apps more smoothly.
Users can access curated, quality-tested apps from Nokia Store and more than a dozen third-party app stores, in addition to other popular third-party apps and games as well as 100 key local apps such as M-Ledger, Daily Nation and Ma3route.
It also includes signature Nokia experiences such as HERE Maps, with offline maps and integrated turn-by-turn navigation, as well as Microsoft’s free cloud storage system OneDrive.
“We believe this unique combination will resonate with consumers around the world and set a great precedent for the level of quality that can be achieved in the fast-growing, affordable smartphone segment,” said Gerard Brandjes, vice president, South and East Africa, Nokia.
The Nokia X is expected to go on sale in Kenya from next week at a recommended retail price of KSh12,499 (US$147) and will be sold locally by Safaricom, Airtel and Orange.