The Nokia X, part of the new Nokia X family latest and first android devices to be launched by the giant firm has today begun sales in Kenya after the launch earlier this year.
The new devices running on Android coupled with signature Nokia experiences and the most popular Microsoft services have a fresh, tile-based user interface inspired by the Lumia family comes with fastlane showing people how to use their phones, a screen which lets people switch between their favourite apps more smoothly.
The new range of device allows the user to access curated, quality-tested apps from Nokia store, more than a dozen third-party app stores and by sideloading. Locally, apps like M-ledger, Daily Nation and Ma3route will be available in Nokia store at launch, and local developer engagement has seen close to 100 apps from Kenyan developers accessible prior to sales start, added to the vast selection of global apps.
Nokia X is also an affordable introduction to popular Microsoft services, including free cloud storage using OneDrive. At only 10.4mm thin, the slim, durable monobody design features a 4” scratch-proof display and exchangeable back covers that come in a variety of statement colours also powered by a1Ghz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
“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, Southand East Africa, Nokia.
One can get the device at KES12 499 though it will be ranged locally by Safaricom, Airtel and Orange.