At the opening day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018), HMD Global is basking in all the pre-Galaxy S9 attention owing to its new launches today. The company took the wraps off its anticipated Nokia 1 smartphone, which is one of the first smartphones to run Google’s optimized Android Oreo (Go Edition) OS that is aimed at low-end devices. Also Read - Nokia ultra-premium flagship phone could release sooner than you think
The Nokia 1 had been subject to a number of leaks and revelations in the past but an official announcement is what we all had been waiting for. In line with a number of those leaks, the Nokia 1 is indeed an entry-level smartphone with the popular Android experience bundled for the price-conscious consumers. Also Read - Nokia C01 Plus with an upgraded processor and bigger battery launched
Nokia 1 specifications, features
The Nokia 1 features a two-tone polycarbonate design with a slightly curved body for better grip. The highlight of the affordable smartphone is that it runs Android Oreo (Go Edition). The OS has been optimized for devices with 1GB RAM or less. With the customized OS, you also get access to Google Play Store from where you can install apps including WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram which have also been optimized for the OS. Also Read - HMD Global could soon launch Nokia X50 powered by the unannounced Snapdragon 775 SoC
Nokia 1 will come with Xpress-on covers, which are exchangeable polycarbonate covers available in vibrant color choices. The Nokia 1 ill be available starting early April, 2018 in Warm Red and Dark Blue at a price of $85, approximately Rs 5,500. The Xpress-on covers, will be available separately, priced at $7.99 (approximately Rs 518) in Azure, Grey, Yellow and Pink.