HMD-owned Nokia has announced a series of mobile phones at the MWC 2018 including the $85 Nokia 1 that runs Android Oreo (Go Edition). Android Go is based on Oreo and is designed to run better on phones with entry-level hardware like 512 MB or 1 GB RAM.
The Nokia 1 sets off on minimal specs running a MediaTek processor clocked at 1.1 GHz coupled with 1 GB RAM and a mediocre 8 GB of onboard storage. It does sound too basic hardware for a smartphone coming in 2018 but that’s what Android Go is made for.
Nokia 1 flaunts a 4.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, lower than HD resolution. While Nokia 1 is a sort of budget device for those who want to experience better Android on a budget. It also serves a reliable user experience in contrast with the feature phones.
On the software front, Nokia 1 is running Pure Android. Nokia and Google are working together to provide the latest updates and security patches. Stock Androids usually air updates faster than skinned Android.
Nokia 1 is available in two colors – Warm Red and Dark Blue. It comes in hot-swappable polycarbonate covers. The Xpress-on covers are available in Azure, Grey, Yellow, and Pink colors priced at $7.99 in. The Nokia 1 will be available from April 2018.
Nokia 1 Specifications
- Display: 4.5-inch IPS display (854 x 480 pixels)
- Software: Android Oreo (Go Edition)
- CPU: 1.1 GHz quad-core processor, MediaTek MT6737M SoC
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Storage: 8 GB internal
- Main Camera: 5 MP with LED flash
- Selfie Camera: 2 MP
- Cellular: 4G LTE, Dual SIM
- Battery: 2,150 mAh
- Colors: Warm Red, Dark Blue
Nokia 1 Price & Availability
- Price: $85
- Availability: April 2018