Early this month, HMD Global finally put to rest a 17-year wait for the return of the Nokia 3310, with the phone’s shipments kicking off in Europe priced at €49.
At the time, neither HMD Global nor Nokia confirmed the availability of the Nokia 3310 in other markets, but a previous report had confirmed that the phone will be sold in at least 120 markets across the globe, with Kenya expected to be on the list.
Now, as at the time of this writing, the Nokia 3310 is available for purchase in India, but offline stores will start stocking it as from this week Thursday. This is one of the leading developing markets in the smartphone business and it’s no wonder HMD Global has already availed the phone locally. The phone goes for a price of Rs 3310 and when converted, it amounts to about Ksh 5,345.
While there’s no word on the pricing of the Nokia 3310 when it finally hits the Kenyan market, we can confirm that the price tag won’t be too far from what folks in India will be paying for the same phone. In short, you can expect to see the phone locally priced at about Ksh 5,500 or even more, depending on the retailer.
Another thing worth noting is that HMD hasn’t confirmed any specific release date of the Nokia 3310 in Kenya, but now that it will be ready for purchase in India this week, it won’t be long before the phone starts selling in Africa at large.
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