It is now official, HMD Global has launched its first ever Android Go smartphone under Nokia brand in India which comes with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) out of the box. This device was recently unveiled at the Mobile World Conference 2018 which was held in the month of February this year. This is the second Android Go in India, after Lava Z50 was launched last week.
The good thing about these Android Go devices is that users will be getting access to the lightweight version of most of the Google Apps and services.
Talking about the device, the Nokia 1 sports a 4.5 inch IPS display which comes with a resolution of 480*854 pixels which in my opinion is decent enough when compared to the features offered. Talking about some power, the device is powered by 1.1 GHz quad-core MT6737M processor and is coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. If in case you feel that the storage is insufficient, then you can expand it up to 128GB with the help of a micro SD card.
Now talking about the optics, the device comes with a 5MP rear camera and towards the front, the device is equipped with a 2MP camera to capture some decent selfies. The entire device is backed up 2150 mAh battery and Nokia claims that it can offer you with 9 hours of talk time and 15 days of stand by time, well this might partially be possible because of the lighter OS of Android.
The device does support 4G LTE and also comes with dual sim card slots. Though this is a very low-budget oriented device, Nokia offers all the basic sensors like the accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. So all in all, the main aim of Android Go is to bring the Android OS experience to the low budget devices which come with low specs. Moreover, you can also run all the light versions of Google apps.
The phone is priced at Rs. 5,499 and will be available soon in online and offline markets. There will also be cash back offers from Jio worth Rs. 2,200 and the customer will also get 60GB additional data for new connections with the phone.
Nokia 1 Specifications
- 4.5 inch 480p display
- Mediatek 6737 SoC
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- 5MP rear camera
- 2MP front camera
- 2150mAh battery