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Nokia releases latest low-price Android Go phone

By Ben Moore, Mon 30 Sep 2019
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The Nokia 1 Plus, the newest member of its Android (Go edition) smartphone range, is now available in retail stores in New Zealand, HMD Global has announced, 

One of the first global Android 9 Pie (Go edition) smartphones, Nokia 1 Plus brings solid imaging in high-quality design with a big screen. 

“People who purchase smartphones outright are often making a large financial commitment,” says HMD Global A/NZ global manager James Robinson.

“By working with Spark, we are increasing our offering in the entry-level segment in New Zealand to include an affordable device that offers the best of Android with a cutting-edge and reliable Nokia design. The Nokia 1 Plus combines quality and security at an exceptional price point.”

The Nokia 1 Plus brings a progressive and cutting-edge design to the value segment. 

Using 3D tooling, it features a textured nano-pattern at the back that cups the phone all the way to the display. 

Its polycarbonate shell is inherently coloured rather than painted, meaning the colour runs through so doesn’t show white when nicked or scratched.

The 1 Plus is Nokia’s answer to a mid-segment screen size at an accessible $159 price point. 

Decreased dead bands all-round means more screen real estate for its 5.45” IPS 18:9 full-screen display in 8.55mm frame.

Get great detail in your photos with the Nokia 1 Plus autofocus rear camera and up your selfie game with the new front camera, which comes enhanced with the ‘beautify’ feature. 

‘Beautify’ allows fans to enhance natural features by smoothing their appearance and bringing out their brightest side.

This comes powered with a MediaTek quad-core CPU, which is designed to deliver improved image quality with colour-adaptive noise reduction, offering a solid imaging experience in an accessible package for better pictures all around. 

The quad-core chipset has been tuned to capture stunning imaging in addition to being energy efficient. 

This, combined with the 8MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and the 5MP front camera, allows fans to capture their favourite stories and share them across social media.

Now running the latest Android 9 Pie (Go edition), the 1 Plus is optimised to deliver a smooth and responsive experience.

You also get even more space for your photos and videos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage with Google Photos1. 

Android 9 Pie (Go edition) apps are designed to run faster and consume less data.

The pure secure and up-to-date promise with Android 9 Pie (Go edition) is brought to the Nokia 1 Plus as well. 

It comes with no bloatware, skins or UI changes and no hidden processes eating up battery life. 

The Nokia 1 Plus also brings top-of-the-line security features like verified boot and an accessible dashboard for tracking and monitoring data consumption to keep your information safe.

The Nokia 1 Plus in Black will be available from Wednesday 2 October.

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