Nokia 1 Plus available in Kenya; Nokia 1 among best selling phones of 2018 in South Africa
The affordable new Nokia 1 Plus is available in Kenya. Nokia 1 Plus was announced at MWC2019, among bigger brothers Nokia 3.2, 4.2 and the 9 PureView. Nokia 1 Plus is an Android Go budget device, coming with low end specs, and a low price tag. The device also features attractive nano-pattern on the removable polycarbonate shell, making it better-looking and easier to hold in the hand.
The Nokia 1 Plus, according to techarena.co.ke has found its way to Kenya priced at 9500KES or 84 euros, which is the same price Nokia 1 launched for in Kenya last year, which now can be found for around 60 euros in Kenya. The availability of Nokia 1 Plus was announced via promo material from social media, so check with local (including online) retailers for the availability if you are interested in the device.
South Africa Top five smartphones in 2018@MobicelSA @Vodacom @NokiaMobile @HuaweiSAR https://t.co/Jy9xcMn15Y@CounterPointTR pic.twitter.com/FiEhzmNKQl
— Karn Chauhan (@karn_chauhan) March 28, 2019
Nokia 1 Plus’ smaller brother, the Nokia 1, was the 3rd best selling smartphone in 2018 in South Africa. According to Counterpoint Research, the device captured more than 3% of the SA’s smartphone market. Nokia 1’s great sales performance in South Africa wasn’t enough to place the Nokia brand among the top 5 smartphone brands by market share in 2018, but the result is a sign that ultra low end phones do have a market.