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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones encourages South Africans to tap into their entrepreneurial spirit with the Nokia C1 and 2.3 now available from leading retails stores.

Mobile phones play an important role in our lives, it enables us to stay connected and helps us be the best version of ourselves while reaching for our dreams. It is also a catalyst for change, a driver of careers and elevates how we work, play and communicate.

The Nokia C1 and 2.3 smartphones helps you navigate your life, whether you are at work, spending time with family or having fun with friends. It come in designs that remain timeless and with monthly security updates that improve and enhance performance. 

The Nokia C1 elevates how you work and play

The Nokia C1 smartphone is designed to connect your world to endless opportunities and possibilities. It features an impressive 5.45” display which means you can watch your favourite videos and listen to music with ease. With lighter apps and less bloatware, you can store up to 3,000 songs or 24 hours of videos for offline consumption, cutting down on data usage, this can be expanded with a micro SD card to up to 64GB for those that need more.

Combined with all-day battery life, you should have enough power to keep you going from sunrise to sunset. The phone comes with Android 9 Pie (Go edition), has fewer pre-installed apps and is designed to optimise storage, meaning you can keep more of your valued content with you.  This go-to smartphone comes with 3G connectivity and is built with a durable polycarbonate cover to withstand the knocks of everyday life and stands out thanks to its stylish metallic finish. Raise your selfie game with the front facing flash and 5MP camera, combined with a 5MP rear camera, you can snap memories in the moment.

View and edit your memories offline with Gallery Go; a light, fast, and offline gallery optimised for your phone. The Nokia C1 comes with easy access to helpful innovative services including the Google Assistant, helping you get things done while you are on the go. Get started by pressing the Google Assistant button and find out the latest weather, news, sports information, call your family, play videos and more.

As consumers in South Africa look to upgrade from a feature phone to an affordable 3G experience, we wanted to ensure that we offer them a smartphone that offers the same Nokia brand values of quality, reliability and ease of use. We have designed the Nokia C1 as an affordable 3G alternative for these consumers – offering them a combination of a large 5.45” screen and all-day battery life,” says Shaun Durandt, GM for Southern Africa at HMD Global.

Nokia 2.3 brings powerful AI to everyone

The Nokia 2.3. delivers a feature-packed camera fuelled by AI, helping you get the best shot. It also features a large 6.2” HD+ screen and two-day battery life for long-lasting and immersive entertainment. With Android™ 10, the new Nokia 2.3 receives guaranteed monthly security updates for three years and OS updates for two years, ensuring this smartphone gets better over time.

The phone features a dual camera and comes with ‘Recommended Shot’, a brand-new feature on the Nokia, which helps you choose the best picture. Recommended Shot’ automatically captures alternate images before and after the shutter button is pressed and suggests the best one.  With even more AI-powered features such as ‘Portrait Mode’ and low-light imaging, you can capture creative images in a variety of settings. ‘Portrait Mode’, elevates your subject and subtly blurs the background, resulting in stunning portraits that pop. Simply use Google Photos to adjust the blur after you take the shot. 

With a 13MP/2MP dual camera, you can take unique portraits with a variety of exclusive bokeh – or blurred background effects such as Classic, Butterfly, Heart or Star-shaped styles. This device also combines advanced image fusion and exposure stacking (taking numerous photos in various lighting settings and blending them together), meaning you can shoot stellar images in vibrant detail, even in low-light conditions.

Use your voice to view upcoming calendar entries, commute times and other info with the dedicated Google Assistant Button[i]. The Nokia 2.3 also comes with biometric face recognition, allowing you to unlock your phone at a glance. Power through your day with the Nokia 2.3’s two-day battery life courtesy of AI-assisted Adaptive Battery technology. The device will learn your app usage habits meaning you can use your device for longer and get lost in your favourite series and movies.

The Nokia 2.3 comes Android 10 ready, meaning guaranteed monthly security and OS updates for three years and OS updates for two years to ensure that your investment is future-proofed. The latest features of Android 10 will also give fans access to dark theme to save on power usage and improve visibility, as well as enhanced privacy and more, once updated.  It delivers a timeless aesthetic that isn’t just built to look good, but to last. Featuring a 3D nano-textured cover that sits securely in your hand, this phone has a stunning finish that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

Consumers the world over have really appreciated the Nokia 2 family of products. The Nokia 2.3 is a step forward in our promise of offering you an experience that stays fresh longer – giving consumers access to two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates even in the affordable price tier. On top, it offers industry leading AI for this segment, large screen and our signature promise of two-day battery life – making it the ideal pick for those who rely on their smartphone as their primary screen,” adds Shaun.

Whether you are first-time smart phone buyer or looking for reliability and security, stay connected with family and friends with the Nokia C1 or Nokia 2.3 now available from your closest retailer.

The Nokia C1 comes with 1GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage and is currently available in black and red from South African retailers supporting MTN network at a retail price of R999.  The Nokia 2.3 is available in Cyan Green and Charcoal and retails from R1999.