Nokia 1 Running Android Go Brings Back Fancy Shells

HMD Global has released a number of new phones under Nokia brand name at the ongoing MWC 2018. Nokia is one of the first makers to hop onto Android Go with the new Nokia 1.

Android Go is made by Google to provide smoother experience on low budget phones by making the OS itself lightweight. The Nokia 1 takes the advantage of this lightweight variant of Android Oreo. This will help the company to touch even lower price points that it could with Nokia 2. It sounds like a phone straight from 2012.

The Nokia 1 features a pebble like design and silver accents. There will be Xpress-on color covers to customize the phone as per the user’s need.

The Nokia 1 features a humble specsheet. It is powered by MediaTek 6737M 1.4 GHz qua-core SoC and just 1GB of RAM. The 4.5 display has FWVGA resolution. There’s moderate 8GB internal storage as well. The 5MP camera does the duty of taking snaps and 2MP front camera would be taking selfies. As for the connectivity part it is well covered as Nokia 1 has 4G LTE as well as dual SIM option. And all of these draw power from 2,150 mAh battery. These are kind of specs first time buyers would be looking for.

The Nokia 1 will go on sale in April for $85. In markets like India and China, it will be challenged by the likes of Redmi 5A which offer way more than Nokia’s phone.