HMD Global, the manufacturer of Nokia phones on Thursday introduced the Nokia 3.2 into the Kenyan market with a retail price of 13,999 shillings.
The Nokia 3.2 combines the biggest HD+ display for the price with our signature two-day battery life and is powered by the latest Android 9 Pie experience.
According to Mark Misumi, HMD Business Manager East Africa, owning an affordable smartphone shouldn’t lock you out of exciting features and the latest trends.
“We know how important a great display and two-day battery life is to many smartphone users, so we made sure we delivered on these qualities for the Nokia 3.2. And we didn’t stop there,” he said.
He also added that the company has put everything one would expect from the latest smartphone into an affordable package, from biometric face unlock and AI-powered features like Adaptive Battery to a more modern and personal way to interact with a smartphone through the dedicated Google Assistant button.
Nokia 3.2 combines a larger battery than many premium smartphones with efficient hardware and software ingenuity. To squeeze every last drop out of the huge battery, the Adaptive Battery feature introduced in Android 9 Pie manages background applications using AI, learning from user behavior to know when to throttle or increase power to specific apps or processes.
It even has enough power that will last for more than a day with the largest display the company has ever put in a smartphone.
The Nokia 3.2 features an impressive 6.26” HD+ display so you’ll never struggle and strain to see more of your favorite movies, TV shows, and streams.
Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 429 mobile platform and available with up to 3/32GB memory configuration, the Nokia 3.2 will get through tasks with ease and it is also among the first Nokia smartphones to include a notification light.
The power button comes to life to alert you of notifications so you know when to unlock your phone and check your apps.
Premiering the Google Assistant button, the Nokia 3.2 will revolutionize the way you interact with your smartphone.
Simply press once for instant access to the Google Assistant to get directions, make calls, listen to music and get answers to your questions faster than ever before.
You can double press to receive a visual overview of your day from the Assistant with intelligent suggestions and personalized information, including transport info, bills that need paying and what you have in your calendar to make sure you never miss a meeting again.
By long pressing the button, you will activate a walkie-talkie mode, which lets the Google Assistant listen to you until you release it for long sentence queries.
Many of the premium features on the Nokia 3.2 are powered by AI, including face unlock to give you a quick, hands-free way to unlock your smartphone or exclusive Google Assistant actions to open apps quicker, including launching the camera app.
The Nokia 3.2 also lets you access your Google Assistant without unlocking your phone, after opting-in through your settings, you’ll be able to perform basic tasks like setting a timer, scheduling reminders, playing music or asking it questions.
Android™ 9 Pie Reinforced with Android One
The Nokia 3.2 launches with Android 9 Pie out of the box, which means it delivers the latest Android innovations and software experiences. Nokia smartphones with Android One offer great storage and battery life right out of the box and come with three years of monthly security patches and two major OS updates.
Android 9 Pie includes AI-powered features like the Adaptive Battery feature that limits battery usage from apps you don’t use often. The App Actions predicts what you’re about to do so you can get to your next action quickly.
These features further streamline your device’s functionality and your overall Android experience.
The Nokia 3.2 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two major OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One program.
In addition, Google Play Protect scans over 50 billion apps per day to keep your phone safe from malware, making the Nokia 3.2 among the most secure phones on the market.
It also comes with easy access to helpful innovative services including the Google Assistant, which helps you get things done throughout the day, as well as Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage.
The Nokia 3.2 3GB/32GB variant is great for professionals as it is validated by the Android Enterprise Recommended program and comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device for secure access.
The phone is available in both Safaricom stores and open retail channels in two color combinations, Black and Steel, in a 2GB/16GB, ROM/ RAM variant.