HMD Global has announced the launch of the Nokia 1 Plus, now available to buy from Vodacom and MTN outlets across the country.
“With the Nokia 1 Plus our vision is to deliver exceptional value for money with a bigger screen and a high-quality distinctive design. The improved screen display and better viewing experience will allow you to enjoy your favourite apps and shows on the go. With the added benefit of Google Assistant Go – your own AI voice assistant allows you to ask questions, set reminders, and give it tasks, all by simply talking to it,” says Shaun Durandt, General Manager of HMD Global Southern Africa.
People who buy smartphones in the entry-level segment are often making a huge financial commitment, so they want a highly aspirational experience from a brand they trust. With our product philosophy of investing where it matters the most and delivering the best of Android, we aim to excel for people who can often feel forgotten. That’s why the Nokia 1 Plus combines a big display, solid imaging, aspirational design with a unique nano-pattern finish, and the latest Android 9 Pie (Go edition).
Modern design, quality combined with a big screen
The Nokia 1 Plus brings a progressive and cutting-edge design to the value segment. Using innovative materials with 3D tooling, it achieves a gorgeous textured nano-pattern at the back that cups the Nokia 1 Plus all the way to the display. Its polycarbonate shell is inherently coloured rather than painted (colour runs through so doesn’t show white when nicked or scratched), providing a unique texture for a sophisticated look and feel.
With the Nokia 1 Plus, HMD introduces a mid-segment screen size at an accessible price point. Decreased dead bands all-around means more screen real-estate letting you view content in better quality, perfect for enjoying apps and shows. Nokia 1 Plus’s 5.45” IPS 18:9 full screen display means better viewing quality for things like browsing the web, streaming your favourite content and playing games. With its 8.55mm thinness, the Nokia 1 Plus brings comfort, modern looks and a quality feel in hand to more fans across the world.
Capture selfies with the Beautify feature
The Nokia 1 Plus autofocus rear camera aims to enhance your selfie game with the new front camera, which comes with the ‘beautify feature’. ‘Beautify’ allows fans to perfect selfies even more, allowing them to enhance natural features by smoothing their appearance and bringing out their brightest side.
All this comes powered with an advanced MediaTek quad-core CPU, which is designed to deliver improved image quality with colour-adaptive noise reduction, offering a solid imaging experience in an accessible package for better pictures all round. The quad-core chipset has been tuned to capture stunning imaging in addition to being energy efficient. This, combined with the 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and the 5MP front camera, allows fans to perfectly capture their favourite stories and share them across social media.
Up-to-date Android 9 Pie (Go edition)
The device will run on Android 9 Pie (Go edition) and comes with no bloatware, skins or UI changes and no unnecessary pre-installed apps or hidden processes reducing battery life. The Nokia 1 Plus also brings security features like verified boot and an accessible dashboard for tracking and monitoring data consumption to keep your information safe.
Now running the latest Android 9 Pie (Go edition), the Nokia 1 Plus is optimised to deliver a smooth and responsive experience that gets better over time. You also get even more space for your photos and videos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage with Google Photos1. Android 9 Pie (Go edition) apps are designed to run faster and consume less data.
Get full access to the Google Play store with optimised apps for Android (Go edition) appearing first for ease of search. Get all the essential apps like WhatsApp and Facebook and get access to the latest Google experiences such as Google Assistant Go, right out of the box. With bespoke Go edition apps such as YouTube Go, you can enjoy shows on the go, choose the playback quality and even download videos to watch offline later for no additional charge.
Pricing and availability
The Nokia 1 Plus comes in two colours, Blue and Black, and will be available from 01 May 2019 for at an estimated R1,499.00 from Vodacom outlets and during May 2019 from selected MTN outlets.