HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces that the Nokia 1 Plus is now available to buy in Ireland from Vodafone for €89. That is a few quid shy of the selling price from Littlewoods and Argos which has been on sale a few weeks now but of course sim free and contract free.

One of the first global Android 9 (Go edition) smartphones, Nokia 1 Plus brings solid imaging in a high-quality Nokia design with a big screen. Now you can enjoy all your favourite apps and games, along with the latest Android (Go edition) features like Google Assistant Go.

Lisa Higgins, HMD Global Business Manager, Irelandsaid: “We’ve had a phenomenal response from consumers to our entire portfolio, thanks to our unique approach to Android, delivering a pure, secure and always up-to-date experience. The Nokia 1 Plus brings a progressive and cutting-edge design to the value segment. Using innovative materials with 3D tooling, it achieves a gorgeous textured nano-pattern design. The Nokia 1 Plus is truly a beautifully designed entry level smartphone.”

Modern design and quality combined with a big, bright screen

The Nokia 1 Plus brings a progressive and cutting-edge design to the value segment. Using innovative materials with 3D tooling, it achieves a gorgeous textured nano-pattern at the back that cups the Nokia 1 Plus all the way to the display. Its polycarbonate shell is inherently coloured rather than painted (colour runs through so doesn’t show white when nicked or scratched), providing a unique texture for a sophisticated look and feel.

With the Nokia 1 Plus, we are introducing a mid-segment screen size at exceptionally accessible price points. Decreased dead bands all-round means more screen real-estate letting you view content in better quality, perfect for enjoying apps and shows. Nokia 1 Plus’s 5.45” IPS 18:9 full screen display means better viewing quality for things like browsing the web, streaming your favourite content and playing games. With its 8.55mm thinness, the Nokia 1 Plus brings comfort, modern looks and a quality feel in hand to more fans across the world.

Capture stunning selfies with the Beautify feature

Get great details in your photos with the Nokia 1 Plus auto focus rear camera and up your selfie game with the new front camera, which comes enhanced with the ‘beautify feature’.  ‘Beautify’ allows fans to perfect selfies even more, allowing them to enhance natural features by smoothing their appearance and bringing out their brightest side.

All this comes powered an advanced 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 round. 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 perfectly capture their favourite stories and share them across social media.

Pure, secure and up-to-date Android 9 Pie (Go edition)

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

Get full access to the Google Play store with optimised apps for Android (Go edition) appearing first for ease of search. Get all the essential apps like WhatsApp and Facebook and get access to the latest Google experiences such as Google Assistant Go, right out of the box. With bespoke Go edition apps such as YouTube Go, you can enjoy shows on the go, choose the playback quality and even download videos to watch offline later for no additional charge.

We’re excited to bring our pure secure and up-to-date promise with Android 9 Pie (Go edition) to the Nokia 1 Plus as well. The Nokia 1 Plus comes with no bloatware, skins or UI changes and no unnecessary pre-installed apps or 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.

Pricing and availability

The Nokia 1 Plus comes in two colours Blue and Black, and is now available from Vodafone for €89 on pay as you go.

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.

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