Press renders of entry-level Nokia 1 surface online, likely to launch later this month

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HMD Global has scheduled an event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona, Spain later this month where it is expected to announce a slew of Nokia smartphones like the Nokia 1, Nokia 9 (also called Nokia 8 Sirocco), and, the already launched Nokia 3310 4G variant and Nokia 6 (2018) for global markets. Well, amongst all of these, the Nokia 1 is said to be an entry-level smartphone, and, its press renders have surfaced online that give us our best look yet at it.

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These press renders of the Nokia 1 have been leaked by the ever so reliable leakster Evan Blass. He has shared the renders of Nokia 1 in black and red colors. And, while Blass didn’t share any specifications of this smartphone, past rumors categorize this Nokia 1 as an entry-level smartphone, like the Nokia 2.

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The Nokia 2 is powered by Snapdragon 212 SoC that’s coupled with 1 GB RAM. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is slated to receive Android 8.1 Oreo soon. The Nokia 2 also features a 5-inch HD display, and, has 8 GB of storage on board. Besides, it comes with an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP camera. And, fueling this entire smartphone is a huge 4100 mAh battery which is its biggest highlight.

Well, we can expect the Nokia 1 to come with similar (or even lower-end) specs, however, it’s worth noting that the Nokia 1 is highly rumored to run Android Go which is a stripped down, lightweight version of Android that runs on Nokia 2 and other Android smartphones.

Speaking about the design, the Nokia 1 seems to be more curved around the corners than the Nokia 2. Moreover, the camera module at the back on the Nokia 1 is located at the center in vertical orientation, just like the Nokia 2. And of course, there’s a 3.5 mm headphone jack as well on the Nokia 1 at the top on the right side.

Lastly, these renders of Nokia 1 have the date set to February 26 on the lock screen, which means HMD Global in all likelihood is going to unveil the Nokia 1 at its MWC 2018 event.

For now, there’s no word from HMD Global on the smartphones it’s going to unveil at MWC. However, we don’t have to wait much to see what HMD Global has for us.

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