Nokia 1 Announced: First Android Go Phone from HMD Global

HMD Global has announced its most entry level smartphone, the Nokia 1. Also, this is the brand’s first Android Oreo Go Edition compliant phone. The Go Edition Operating System is a slimmed down Android iteration to better run on limited hardware. Further, as Nokia 1 is intended for the youth, it comes with some nice and vibrant colors. Further, Xpress-on covers would also be available to add that next level of color customization. Keep reading to find out more details about the Nokia 1, pricing, specs and other information.

Despite the entry level price, Nokia 1 does come with 4G which is a big deal for consumers looking to buy a smartphone at this price-point. Also, developing countries have adopted 4G quite rapidly so it would be a key point to compete in those markets. High quality pictures of the Nokia 1 right ahead.

Nokia 1 Family (Red and Dark Blue)

Nokia 1 – Technical Specifications

Listed ahead are detailed tech specs for the Nokia 1.

  • Dimensions: 133.6×67.78×9.5mm
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6737M Quad Core 1.1GHz
  • RAM: 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • Storage: 8 GB eMMC internal memory⁴ with MicroSD card slot
  • Battery: Removable 2150mAh battery
  • Display:  4.5-inch FWVGA IPS
  • Camera: 
    • Primary:
      • 5MP FF with LED Flash
    • Secondary:
      • 2MP FF
  • OS: Android  Oreo Go Edition

Nokia 1 – Gallery / Pictures

Nokia 1 – Introduction Video

Along with the phone details, HMD Global has also released an introduction video about the various offerings in the Nokia 1 phone. Watch it below:

Official Press Release:

Here is the official announcement press release from HMD Global:

Introducing Nokia 1: a complete smartphone experience, accessible to everyone

Delivering a premium experience on Android Oreo™ (Go edition), Nokia 1 packs outstanding features for first-time 4G smartphone users

 

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 1, a breakthrough in accessible technology, delivering smartphone essentials, refreshingly familiar design and the reassuring quality of a Nokia phone to fans around the world. Running the latest Android Oreo™ (Go edition), a version of Android for devices with 1GB RAM or less, the Nokia 1 delivers extraordinary value with an exceptional experience encompassing all the features you’d expect from a quality smartphone.

 

Quality of Nokia smartphones for everyone

The Nokia 1 is the champion of giving more people access to technology. With the reassuring quality and design expected of a Nokia smartphone, it keeps you connected with all your smartphone essentials and apps.

 

With a quad-core processor, front and rear cameras, 4G connectivity and dual SIM, the Nokia 1 elevates everything you love about feature phones in an accessible smartphone package. Combining a removable 2150 mAh battery and power-efficient IPS display, its hardware works with the optimised apps so you can make the most out of each charge.

 

Bringing back personalised style

The Nokia 1 brings a refreshingly familiar Nokia phone design featuring the iconic ‘Nokia smile’ in a fresh new package. Available globally in Warm Red and Dark Blue, you can also give your Nokia 1 a makeover thanks to the Xpress-on covers which come in a range of vibrant colours. Designed with the same attention to detail as the phone’s original cover, simply click on and off in seconds to express your personal style with these exchangeable covers. Inherently coloured, the tough two-tone polycarbonate cover is ready to take on every day knocks and bumps with its durable design.

 

Pure, secure and up to date with Android Oreo™ (Go edition)

Tailored to devices with 1GB RAM or less, Android Oreo™ (Go edition) comes with a new range of apps from Google designed to run faster while consuming less data. Optimised to be smooth and fast, these include Google Go – a web search app, Google Maps™ Go, YouTube™ Go and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and do more, simply by using your voice.

 

With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo™ (Go edition), you get 2x more available storage out of the box compared with Android Nougat. All Nokia smartphones come with no bloatware, skins, UI changes or unnecessary apps pre-loaded onto your phone, giving you a pure Android experience. Android Oreo™ (Go edition) offers a smooth and responsive experience, while making sure your device gets the latest security updates and features, including Google Play Protect, which continuously works to keep your device, data and apps safe.

 

Availability

The Nokia 1 is available globally in Warm Red and Dark Blue, as well as pastel colours in some markets, for a global average retail price of $89. Xpress-on covers, sold separately, are available from $7.99 in Azure, Grey, Yellow and Pink.

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