Business News of Thursday, 17 May 2018
The introduction of Nokia ‘1’ smartphone on Android (Go edition) by HMD Global, the Nokia phone manufacturers has given Ghanaians an exceptional phone experience.
The high quality, but affordable smartphone guarantees a wholesome but pocket-friendly feel.
Mr Joseph Umunakwe, the General Manager of HMD Global, West, East and Central made the remark and said; “On the uniqueness of the Nokia 1 as a smartphone, Ghanaians are on the move.
“Nokia 1 offers a powerful experience in our most affordable smartphone package, with all of Ghanaians’ favourite apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, Google Maps and many more at their fingertips. They won’t miss a beat,” he said.
Mr Umunakwe said as an entry-level device, Nokia 1 delivers extraordinary value with an exceptional experience encompassing all the features Ghanaians would expect from a quality smartphone.
He said with fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo™ (Go edition) users get 2x more available storage out of the box compared with Android Nougat.
“There are more than 1.3 billion feature phone users around the world, many from markets in Asia and Africa. As the value market leader in feature phones, we understand the barrier and challenges people face when it comes to the step up to a smartphone which is why we’ve made our most accessible smartphone ever,” Mr Umunakwe stressed.
He said the Nokia 1 is the champion of giving more people access to technology, adding that with the re-assuring quality and design expected of a Nokia smartphone, it keeps fans connected with all smartphone essentials and apps.
“The Nokia 1 running on Android Oreo (Go edition) software sells for an estimated GHS310 in Ghana and is already available from a number of retailers across the country,” he said.
“The Google Go is a new app, tailor-made for the millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa. It’s a lighter, faster way to search: easy-to-use and works fast even on low-RAM devices and unstable network connections.
“Everything you need is just a tap away, making discoveries, sharing and finding content easy and more reliable. The App comes pre-installed with all Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphones and the Nokia 1 is the first smartphone in the range to ship with the App pre-installed,” Mr Umunakwe said.