Nokia was once a dominant force in the Nigerian market some years back with its brand of Java and Symbian phones. With the advent of Blackberry, Android and iPhone devices, the Swedish company lost its place in the Nigerian market. Now, HMD Global, the new owners of Nokia are trying to revamp the brand and storm the Android market with a series of smartphones.
Having been recently released in China (sold-out within five minutes according to HMD), India, Europe and America, the parent company of Nokia has finally announced the availability of Nokia 7 Plus in the Nigerian market.
The Nokia 7 Plus sports a tall Full HD+ 6-inch IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2160 resolution, which is a first for Nokia. It was built out of 6,000 series aluminium, coated with ceramic paint, to give it that exquisite appearance and feel.
The smartphone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and microSD card up to 256GB. It’s powered by a Li-Ion 3800 mAh non-removable battery which HMD promises can last up to two days, and we know we can always trust Nokia when it comes to battery life and durability.
The Nokia 7 Plus didn’t fail to impress in the camera department for a mid-range smartphone, and boosted by Carl Zeiss optics, it’s sure to contend with some camera-based phones. It features a dual rear camera setup which includes a primary 12MP lens and a secondary 13 MP telephoto sensor with dual-LED flash. The front selfie camera is a 16MP shooter which comes with Pro camera mode for advanced imaging settings.
The Nokia 7 Plus joins the league of smartphones on the Google Android One platform, so it will never get behind on OS updates and security patches, also offering a pure Android experience. A fingerprint sensor lodges on the rear side of the phone below the dual-camera.
The Nokia 7 Plus is entering the Nigerian market with a whopping price tag of N146,000 and it’s already available in most retail stores.