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Nokia 5.3 Available for Purchase in Kenya

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Nairobi Kenya, 24th June, 2020 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phone has announced the Nokia 5.3 availability in the Kenyan Market that will retail from Ksh 23,000

 

Mark Misumi, HMD Global Business Manager East Africa said:

“The Nokia 5.3 was designed to enable smartphone users to Go big and Go beyond. With the Nokia 5.3 you take pictures with a smartphone that has powerful AI imaging for an unparalleled imaging experience. The Nokia 5.3 is in a class of its own with an impressive 6.55” screen. That’s a huge screen that still fits in your pocket and two-day battery life for immersive entertainment on-the-go, all at an incredible price.”

“The Nokia 5.3 comes with the Android One promise, delivering a pure Android software ready for Android 11 and beyond. The phone also comes with monthly security updates and these two factors ensure your Nokia smartphone experience keeps getting better,” Mark Misumi added.

The right camera for the right moment

Nokia 5.3 has a versatile quad camera that enables you to see the world in a new perspective. You can get up close with the macro lens or capture the entire scene with the ultra-wide 118° lens. The smartphone has rear cameras with 13MP AF (f/1.8, 1.12um), 2MP depth, 5 MP (118°) UW, 2MP macro lens camera fixed focus and a front-facing camera 8 MP (f/2.0, 1.12um) to create beautiful images in all conditions.

Advanced AI at your fingertips

Nokia 5.3 has powerful AI imaging that gives you the creative tools to get stunning shots. AI-powered night mode allows for photography in low light, combining image fusion and explosion stacking to deliver excellent low light performance. Capture stellar images that truly pop in portrait mode with enhanced ZEISS bokeh effects.

A big screen with Two Day Battery Life
Nokia 5.3 comes with an impressive 6.55” screen transports you into another world – whether you’re gaming or streaming. Nokia 5.3 also comes with the signature two-day battery life promise. Stay charged for 2 days thanks to the 4000mAh2 battery and AI-assisted Adaptive Battery which saves energy for the apps you use the most.

An experience that just keeps getting better, Android™ 11 ready with Android One

As part of the Android One partnership, Nokia 5.3 is Android 11 ready and will receive guaranteed monthly security updates for three years and OS updates for two years, so the experience just keeps getting better. Users will enjoy the latest features such as AI-assisted adaptive battery, App actions and many more as the phone comes with Android 10.

Design – Durability never looked so good

True to its Nordic roots, Nokia 5.3 has an elegant 2.5D glass front and a scratch-resistant composite back for extended durability. You can choose from 3 striking Nordic-inspired colors – Cyan, Sand and Charcoal. This smartphone has a smooth finish and is durable.

Balanced performance when you need it most

Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 665 processor, Nokia 5.3 offers balanced performance, making sure your phone is ready when you need it the most. Whether you are playing in the big leagues enabling you to stay in the game longer.

The Google Assistant at the press of button

The Nokia 5.3 comes with a dedicated Google Assistant Button to quickly access your favourite assistant. It also learns and adapts with every use – so you can do more with your life, by doing less with your phone. The Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode provides an always-on-display when a device is charging, which allows for the viewing of calendar entries, commute times and other contextual information without needing to pick up the device.

Pricing and availability

The Nokia 5.3 is available in Charcoal, and Cyan colours and will retail from Ksh 23000. The phone is available in Dual-Sim with 64 GB RAM of ROM

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Equity Upgrades Banking App

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Equity has updated its mobile banking application, Eazzy Banking App, to enhance its capabilities, user experience, and security features to improve customer experience and support lifestyles.

The newly released version comes with enhanced features for both iOS and Android devises, to ensure customers enjoy the digital banking experience.

The App now has an enhanced security feature that allows customers to login using fingerprint biometrics on their mobile devices.

Furthermore, customers will receive a one-time verification code sent to their registered mobile number for every transaction they initiate giving them an added layer of security when using the App.

 The lender has concentrated its efforts on making the Eazzy Banking App more functional based on customers preferences that they have observed overtime.

Customers will be able to access convenient, affordable, and relevant loan products through the app.

In addition to normal installment loans, customers can borrow loans to purchase water tanks, borehole drilling, or smartphone loans to purchase their preferred mobile phone from phone dealers across the country.

The upgraded app will give customers more convenience to send and receive money, apply for loans as well as manage their finances especially at this time when access to traditional banking avenues has been curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The new feature has also been embedded to allow new customers to open accounts instantly via the app, while only using their national identification number; allowing them to transact, save and borrow through the platform without having to visit a physical branch or doing any paperwork.

Customers with foreign currency accounts will also be able to transact to and from their accounts using the Eazzy Banking platform.

Overall, customer ability to navigate the platform and perform a wider array of transactions ranging from paying utilities, PIN reset, transferring funds across accounts and banks, and making e-commerce transactions among other capabilities, has been simplified.

Billers and merchants have been categorized according to the most popular and the favourites. This simplifies the identification of billers of choice and and facilitates last mile retail digital payments.

The upgraded App also comes with a scan to pay option, using mVisa and QR codes. Customers are able to use this as a payment option at any Equity merchant location countrywide.

Currently, Eazzy Banking App has over 1 million downloads. The app has the capability of performing 300 million transactions every second.

The bank’s fintech and innovation strategy continues to drive digital payments and transfers through Eazzy Banking. As of March 2020, the App’s transaction numbers rose by 25%, to 88.2 million from 70.5 million in the same period last year.

Additionally, the value of transactions on the App was Kshs 43.3 Billion in the first quarter of 2020 compared to Kshs 38 billion in the same period last year, representing a 14% rise.

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LG ThinQ technology Features

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LG’s ThinQ technology focuses on below elements:

Ease-of-Use

LG ThinQ-equipped integrated products can be monitored and operated via the simple use of a smartphone app. Elevating convenience a step further, LG’s advanced OLED and NanoCell AI ThinQ TVs also features natural language processing, enabling voice-activated control via the Magic Remote.

Personalization

LG ThinQ is designed to work in sync with each user in the household, who may use the same devices in different ways. LG InstaView can be programmed to align with the home’s daily rhythm by recognizing peak use periods and adjusting for optimal cooling.

Efficiency

LG InstaView can monitor usage patterns and automatically run in save mode during hours less frequently used for optimal energy consumption.

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LG ThinQ Experience Launched at Sarit Centre

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Nairobi, August 05, 2020 – LG Electronics has launched its LG ThinQ Experience Zone in Kenya, designed to let visitors experience its artificially intelligent products, at the Sarit Centre.

The ThinQ Zone located in the recently re-launched Hotpoint’s largest retail store will be the first of its kind, giving consumers the exclusive opportunity to witness firsthand information on how the company is enabling the smart, premium lifestyle experience.

This will be the first of the experience zones for LG ThinQ to be set up in East Africa.

The LG ThinQ zone is located at the Hotpoint shop on the ground floor of the Sarit Centre and it will feature LG’s latest premium product lineup equipped with ThinQ technology which includes OLED TVs, the recently launched NanoCell TVs, the AI DD Washing Machine, InstaView Refrigerators, DualCool Floor Standing Air Conditioners among other home appliances.

The facilities will be used to further bolster the company’s Artificial Intelligence footprint in the country, with the firm set to work closely with their esteemed trade partners in a way of developing and communicating their state of the art AI-powered technologies.

The underpinning smart home ecosystem is the LG ThinQ technology, which integrates appliances and electronics with AI and deep learning algorithms to deliver a more intuitive experience for users.

With the LG ThinQ Experience Zone, the company aims to raise awareness of how a smart home ecosystem can be built and tailored to the needs of the individual.

LG Electronics plans to expand the LG ThinQ Experience Zone to other towns in the country as well as in the East Africa region.

Speaking at the event, LG’s Marketing Manager, Mr. Haewoong Im said: “LG continues to pursue innovation to improve home living and we are now excited to be bringing that same passion and technology leadership in Kenya as we continue to enhance the shopping experience and comfort of Kenyan consumers.”

“AI is the next frontier in technological evolution and as leaders in home appliances and consumer electronics, we have a responsibility to make AI more approachable in order to improve their quality of life for homeowners,” added Mr. Kim.

LG’s ThinQ technology focuses below elements:

Ease-of-Use

LG ThinQ-equipped integrated products can be monitored and operated via the simple use of a smartphone app. Elevating convenience a step further, LG’s advanced OLED and NanoCell AI ThinQ TVs also features natural language processing, enabling voice-activated control via the Magic Remote.

Personalization

LG ThinQ is designed to work in sync with each user in the household, who may use the same devices in different ways. LG InstaView can be programmed to align with the home’s daily rhythm by recognizing peak use periods and adjusting for optimal cooling.

Efficiency

LG InstaView can monitor usage patterns and automatically run in save mode during hours less frequently used for optimal energy consumption.

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