Nokia Re-launches Smartphones into Nigerian Market


Emma Okonji

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has said that its first Nokia smartphone range, comprising the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, are available at selected operator and retail stores. Launched in Lagos, the devices combine superior craftsmanship, distinctive design and powerful entertainment features with apure Android experience, giving customers the ability to use the phone in styles.

Vice President, sub-Sahara Africa, HMD Global, Mr. Justin Maier, said: “I believe that HMD Global will be able to offer something for everyone. From the new Nokia 3310 feature phone to our premium Nokia 6 smartphone, we are bringing phones to Nigeria that will entice and delight, while offering simplicity, reliability, quality and importantly, the human touch. I am looking forward to this new chapter in Africa for Nokia Phones.”

General Manager, West, East and Central Africa, HMD Global, Joseph Umunakwe, said: “Phones have become an extension of ourselves and are integral to so many aspects of our lives.

“From capturing memories and keeping us entertained, to keeping in touch and remembering important dates and anniversaries, our smartphones are often at the heart of everything we do.”

Speaking on the features, he said the Nokia 6 combines superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with an immersive audio experience and a 5.5” full HD screen, and delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminum and is perfect for those who want a robust phone with outstanding entertainment credentials.

The Nokia 5 is a seamless, premium and durable design with precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the laminated 5.2” IPS HD display with sculpted Corning Gorilla Glass.

With additional features including an 8MP, 84-degree wide-angle front facing camera – to squeeze even more scene into your selfie, the Nokia 5 is available in four distinct colours – MatteBlack, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper– and is estimated to retail at N65,000.

With all Nokia smartphones, customers will always have the latest pure Android experience for their device. With monthly security updates, the Nokia smartphone is safe, up-to-date as well as clutter-free – putting choice at the heart of the consumer experience, Nokia said in a statement.