HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced that the Nokia 3.2 is now available as from Sh13,999.
The Nokia 3.2 combines the biggest HD+ display for the price with a two-day battery life and is powered by the latest Android 9 Pie experience.
“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,” said Mark Misumi, HMD Business Manager East Africa.
“And we didn’t stop there. We have put everything you 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 your smartphone through the dedicated Google Assistant button. You won’t be held back by the Nokia 3.2.”
Performance and two-day battery
Taking a holistic view of battery life, 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 behaviour to know when to throttle or increase power to specific apps or processes.
The Nokia 3.2 features an 6.26” HD+ display so you’ll never struggle and strain to see more of your favourite 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 revolutionise 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 personalised 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, handsfree 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. It joins the comprehensive line-up of Nokia smartphones in the Android One family, 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 to make your device smarter, faster and adapt to your behaviour as you use it, so your smartphone experience gets better with time.
The Adaptive Battery feature limits battery usage from apps you don’t use often, and 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 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 Nokia 3.2 is available in two colour combinations, Black and Steel, in a 2GB/16GB, ROM/ RAM variant.
The Nokia 3.2 is available in both Safaricom stores and open retail channels.