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Spark continues Nokia exclusivity partnership

30 Oct 2018

Spark NZ has continued its exclusive Nokia distribution partnership with HMD Global, releasing the Nokia 7.1 to the NZ market.

Spark value management lead Rajesh Singh says the company is happy to secure the exclusive partnership extension.

“Kiwis have a long history with Nokia phones - from the iconic 3310 and now the 7.1, the range brings together engineering excellence with premium materials and finish so we’re proud to be the exclusive stockist of Nokia in New Zealand,” says Singh.

“The Nokia range has proved popular in the last year so we want to keep giving customers that choice. The Nokia 7.1 delivers a bigger experience without a bigger handset to offer you a stunning smartphone with flagship features at mid-tier prices.”

HMD Global acting country manager James Robinson adds that there’s plenty for Kiwi consumers to look forward to from Nokia in the next year.

“We’re excited to extend our exclusive partnership with Spark and launch the Nokia 7.1 into the NZ market in tandem, we aim to deliver a unique, premium experience in collaboration with best in class partners to deliver standout smartphones at great value, so having Spark on board makes total sense.”

Almost two-thirds of videos around the world are viewed on mobile which is why Nokia has introduced PureDisplay screen technology.

Supporting HDR10, Nokia 7.1’s PureDisplay delivers higher contrast and greater clarity.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform, this platform is optimised for content consumption with graphics performance and battery efficiency enhancements.

The 7.1 includes ZEISS Optics 12MP/5MP dual cameras with two phase detection enables fast accurate autofocus giving great shots in both bright and low light conditions – ideal for capturing and sharing your photos with friends or followers.

The phone also joins the line-up of Nokia smartphones in the Android One family..

The Nokia 7.1 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One programme.

This helps to rank the new Nokia 7.1 among the most secure and cutting-edge phones out there, as this device will always be up-to-date thanks to the latest Google innovations including, Google Assistant and Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storage.

The Nokia 7.1. is now available in Gloss Steel, in Spark retail stores, selected retail partners and online from Tuesday, October 30 for $599.

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