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HMD Global launches Nokia 1 based on Android Go, priced at Rs 5500

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 February 2018, 19:01 IST
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With the MWC going on, a flurry of phones has been announced. With the heavyweights like Nokia 8 sirocco and Samsung's Galaxy S9 on the display, there were many significant devices launched that need a greater mention. One such device that needs a deeper insight is Nokia 1. The interesting part about this phone is that it is one of the first mobile phones to have joined Google's Android Go bandwagon.

With the smartphones like Nokia 7plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco to its list, Nokia has also unveiled its low budget phone targeting large numbers, Nokia 1. Android Oreo(Go edition) is the latest version of the operating system that has been specially designed keeping in mind the low-end hardware phones.

The Go edition of the Android Oreo and ships with optimized default apps and an optimized version of Google play store that highlights lightweight apps.


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Google has mentioned that some of its devices running on the Android Go OS with 1GB or lesser RAM could be priced around 50$. Nokia's low budget device is in the same line of devices which is priced at around Rs. 5500.

The device sports 4.5-inch display and has a 1GB RAM. There’s a 5-megapixel rear camera with a fixed focus lens and an LED flash. On the front, it hosts a 2-megapixel fixed focus camera. Nokia 1 also has 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB through a memory card).

The phone is backed by a 2,150 mAh battery that supports 9 hours of standby. HMD announced that $85(Rs. 5500) would be the global retail price of Nokia 1, tech experts believe it could be priced differently in India, keeping in mind the competitive low budget phone market in India.


First published: 26 February 2018, 18:35 IST