Nokia announced the G11 Plus back in June 2022.
The smartphone is now available for purchase in Kenya, and it costs KES 18,000.
This is an interesting price point because there are a ton of devices from TECNO, Infinix, Samsung, and Xiaomi, among others, that fit that bill. It is why recommending a phone for that price range (KES 15K to KES 20K) is so hard, and people are always encouraged to add more money for a slightly better phone.
Nokia has also been selling its phones in Kenya since 2017. That’s around the same period when HMD Global, the firm associated with Foxconn owner, leased the Nokia brand.
The phones ship with near-stock Android and are backed by other perks such as extended security patch updates, as well as major firmware updates for three years.
The said G11 Plus launches with Android 12, which is a whole year behind schedule, but knowing Nokia, it will be updated to Android 13, 14, and even 15, although that process takes a while, unlike its competitors from the likes of Samsung that receive updates in a timely manner.
Here are the rest of its specifications:
|Nokia G11 Plus||Specs|
|Screen||6.52”, HD+, 90 Hz|
|Memory||3/32 GB, 3/64 GB, 4/64 GB|
|MicroSD card slot||Yes|
|Camera||Main: Dual at 50 MP and 2 MP Selfie: 8 MP|
|Colours||Lake Blue, Charcoal Grey|
|Battery||5000 mAh, no mention of fast charging|
There are a couple of memory options for the device, starting at 3/32 GB. This is the model we guess will start from KES 18,000. However, at that amount of RAM, the price could be lower, but that might change.
Is this an exciting device that you can actually buy?
Florian Seiche, CEO at HMD Global: Florian Seiche, CEO at HMD Global: “People around the world are keeping their smartphones for longer due to the impact early replacement has on the environment. We are proud to be amongst the originators of the movement with our signature build quality and support commitment. With the new Nokia G11 plus, we have designed a proposition that specifically helps consumers keep their phone for longer with our promises; 3-day battery, three years of monthly security updates and three versions of Android to ensure your device is up to date.”