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Spark stay as exclusive Nokia carrier, introduce Nokia 7.1

Today Spark NZ has announced it will continue to bring a range of Nokia smartphones to the New Zealand market through an exclusive partnership with HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, with the new Nokia 7.1 hitting Spark retail channels today.

Available from Spark in store and online from today, Tuesday 30 October, the Nokia 7.1 is the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, which promises to take consumers viewing experience to the next level due to its high contrast ratio, greater clarity and enhanced colours across all of your content.

Spark’s Value Management Lead, Rajesh Singh, said the company was happy to secure the exclusive partnership extension which will continue to give New Zealanders more choice when they’re shopping around for a smartphone.

“Kiwis have a long history with Nokia phones - from the iconic 3310 and now the 7.1, the range brings together engineering excellence with premium materials and finish so we’re proud to be the exclusive stockist of Nokia in New Zealand, says Singh.

“The Nokia range has proved popular in the last year so we want to keep giving customers that choice. The Nokia 7.1 delivers a bigger experience without a bigger handset to offer you a stunning smartphone with flagship features at mid-tier prices.”

James Robinson, Acting Country Manager, HMD Global said there’s plenty for Kiwi consumers to look forward to from Nokia in the next year and thanks to this exclusive partnership with Spark, they will not miss out.

“We’re excited to extend our exclusive partnership with Spark and launch the Nokia 7.1 into the NZ market in tandem, we aim to deliver a unique, premium experience in collaboration with best in class partners to deliver standout smartphones at great value, so having Spark on board makes total sense.”

The Nokia 7.1
Almost two-thirds of videos around the world are viewed on mobile[i] which is why Nokia has introduced PureDisplay screen technology, to give customers a premium viewing experience on a smartphone. Supporting HDR10, Nokia 7.1’s PureDisplay delivers higher contrast and greater clarity.

Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 Mobile Platform, which supports a major leap in enhanced performance making it great for streaming HDR content with ease. This platform is optimised for content consumption with a first-class graphics performance and battery efficiency enhancements.

The new 7.1 harnesses highly sensitive ZEISS Optics 12MP/5MP dual cameras with two phase detection enables fast accurate autofocus giving great shots in both bright and low light conditions – ideal for capturing and sharing your photos with friends or followers.

The phone also joins the comprehensive line-up of Nokia smartphones in the Android One family, delivering a high-quality software experience endorsed by Google.

The Nokia 7.1 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two years of OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One programme. This helps to rank the new Nokia 7.1 among the most secure and cutting-edge phones out there, as this device will always be up-to-date thanks to the latest Google innovations including, Google Assistant and Google Photos[ii] with free unlimited high-quality photo storage.

The Nokia 7.1. is now available in Gloss Steel, in Spark retail stores, selected retail partners and online at www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/phones from Tuesday, 30 October for $599 outright or under $25/month over 24 months on eligible Spark pay monthly plans.

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