The telco made the announcement on Tuesday as the new Nokia 7.1 hit its retail channels.
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.
Available from Spark in-store and online from Tuesday, the Nokia 7.1 is the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, which Singh says 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”.
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.”
Robinson said almost two-thirds of videos around the world are viewed on mobile 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.