Last year in December Google announced the lighter version of Android 8.0 Oreo called Android Oreo Go. It was introduced aiming the entry level smartphones with 512 MB – 1 GB RAM. Today, Nokia launched the Nokia 1 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone in India. It sports a 4.5-inch screen and runs on runs Android 8.1 (Oreo). It is powered by a quad-core MediaTek SoC and supports 4G VoLTE. It has 5MP rear camera with LED flash and 2MP front-facing shooter.
As, the Nokia 1 is an Android Oreo (Go Edition) phone we expect it to have an average of 15 percent faster start up time than the other devices. Besides that, it has all the Go Edition apps that occupy less than 50 percent of the available storage.
Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global, HMD Global, commented on the launch:
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
The mobile sports a 4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) FWVGA IPS display.
It is powered by 1.1GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737M with Adreno 304 GPU.
The device comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, the storage memory can be expanded up to 128GB using microSD.
It has 5 MP fixed-focus rear camera with LED flash and 2 MP front-facing camera
Connectivity & Sensors
The mobile supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS. It has Dual SIM slot and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) Go Edition.
Battery and Dimensions
The mobile packs 2150mAh battery, it has size measurement of 133.6 x 67.78 x 9.5 mm.
Price and availability
The Nokia 1 is priced at Rs. 5,499 and comes in Warm Red and Dark Blue colors. It will go on sale starting March 28th.
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