Phone users in Ghana are getting an exceptional phone experience with the introduction of the Nokia 1 smartphone by HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones.

The introduction of the high quality but affordable smartphone guarantees a wholesome but pocket-friendly feel.

On the uniqueness of the Nokia 1 as a smartphone for Ghanaians on the move, Joseph Umunakwe, General Manager at HMD Global, West, East and Central Africa said, “Nokia 1 offers a powerful experience in our most affordable smartphone package, with all of Ghanaians’ favourite apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, Google Maps and many more at their fingertips. They won’t miss a beat”

As an entry-level device, Nokia 1 delivers extraordinary value with an exceptional experience encompassing all the features Ghanaians will expect from a quality smartphone.

With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo™ (Go edition), users get 2x more available storage out of the box compared with Android Nougat.

 “There are more than 1.3 billion feature phone users around the world, many from markets in Asia and Africa. As the value market leader in feature phones, we understand the barrier and challenges people face when it comes to the step up to a smartphone which is why we’ve made our most accessible smartphone ever”, Mr Umunakwe added.

The Nokia 1 is the champion of giving more people access to technology. With the reassuring quality and design expected of a Nokia smartphone, it keeps fans connected with all smartphone essentials and apps.

The Nokia 1 running on Android Oreo (Go edition) software sells for an estimated GHS310 in Ghana and is already available from a number of retailers across the country.

Google Go is a new app, tailor-made for the millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa. It’s a lighter, faster way to search: easy-to-use and works fast even on low-RAM devices and unstable network connections.

Everything you need is just a tap away, making discovering, sharing and finding content easy and more reliable.

The App comes pre-installed with all Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphones and the Nokia 1 is the first smartphone in the range to ship with the App pre-installed.