Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone launched in India
This is the second smartphone in India that runs Android Oreo (Go Edition)
Exactly a month ago, at Mobile World Congress, HMD Global announced five new phones – four of them were Android smartphones and one was a feature phone. Well, one of those four smartphones announced by HMD Global was the Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition). The Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) was said to launch in India sometime next month, but, HMD Global has surprised everyone by launching the smartphone today in India.
The Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) is the second smartphone in India that runs Android Oreo (Go Edition). First is the Lava Z50 that was launched last weekend. Having said that, in case it isn’t clear already, the Nokia 1 is an entry-level smartphone, which is why it runs Android Oreo (Go Edition) – a stripped down, lightweight version of Android that you see on other mid-range and flagship smartphones.
And, as this smartphone runs Android Oreo (Go Edition), it comes with a suite of Google apps like Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go and Files Go that are built to consume less RAM and storage on a smartphone.
Well, speaking of RAM and storage, the Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) comes with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. But hey, don’t worry, as you can expand the storage up to 128 GB via microSD card.
Moving on, the Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) is powered by MediaTek’s MT6737M SoC. The smartphone has a 4.5-inch display which is kept on by a 2150 mAh battery, and, for photography, there’s a 5 MP camera at the back along with a 2 MP camera on the front.
Having said that, the Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) comes in two colors – Warm Red and Dark Blue – and, HMD Global has also launched the hot-swappable Xpress-on covers in India that are sold separately and available in Azure and Grey colors or Yellow and Pink colors.
Announcing the launch of Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) in India, Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global, said, “There are more than 1.3 billion feature phone users around the world, many from markets in Asia and Africa. As the value market leader in feature phones, we understand the barriers and challenges people face when it comes to stepping up to a smartphone which is where the Nokia 1 fits in perfectly. Not only is this our most affordable smartphone ever, it also combines the reassuring quality and design of a Nokia smartphone with the latest Android Oreo™ (Go edition) to deliver exceptional value and realize our dream of creating a complete smartphone experience that is accessible to everyone.”
Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) Specifications
- CPU: 1.1 GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor
- RAM: 1 GB LPDDR3
- Operating System: Android Oreo (Go Edition)
- Display: 4.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) IPS display
- Rear Camera: 5 MP with LED flash
- Front Camera: 2 MP
- Internal Storage: 8 GB
- External Storage: Expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card
- SIM: Dual Nano SIM
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM Radio, micro USB 2.0
- Colors: Warm Red, Dark Blue
- Battery: 2150 mAh
Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) Price in India and Availability
- Price: ₹5499 (Xpress-on cover priced at ₹540)
- Availability: Goes on sale from March 28 (Xpress-on cover to be available starting April)
Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) Offers
- Cashback of ₹2200 from Reliance Jio which brings down the effective price of Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) to ₹3299
- 60 GB additional 4G data for new and existing Reliance Jio customers
- 12 month accidental damage insurance by Servify on opening Kotak 811 savings account and activating it in the introductory period with an initial deposit of ₹1000
- 20% discount on first ride via via redBus