HMD Global led smartphone maker Nokia may soon unveil a new entry-level smartphone named Nokia 1, with Android Go on board. With the recently leaked images, we can say that the device bears the same design as the recently launched Nokia 2.
While Nokia has worked with a Stock Android approach so far, the company could be switching to Android Go for its entry-level smartphones. Android Go is a lighter version of Android Oreo, and it was announced in India recently. Also, some of the key specifications of the Nokia 1 are also leaked, putting the phone almost on par with the current Nokia 2.
About Nokia 1 with Android Go
For the uninitiated, HMD Global is now leading the smartphone maker Nokia with a refreshed Android phones lineup. The company has introduced all their devices with stock Android and a promise of fast updates. Nokia 2 is the company’s latest budget offering in the under Rs. 10,000 segment.
Recent leaks have showcased the Nokia 1 with a similar design language. These images show the back of the phone in a matte gray finish. With a bumped out camera and vertically placed Nokia branding, the phone is expected to come with a plastic body.
We can expect the Nokia 2 to sport a 5-inch HD IPS-LCD display with a tradition 16:9 aspect ratio. There is no word about the camera now, but we may get a similar setup to that of the Nokia 2. The real difference between the devices will be the lighter OS and maybe the processor.
Talking about the specifications, the Nokia 1 is tipped to come with a quad-core processor. This processor is rumored to be paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, along with a microSD card slot. We may get Android Oreo (Go Edition) on the Nokia 1 because it is an entry-level smartphone.
Android Go, is a lighter, toned-down version of Android 8.0 Oreo. It comes pre-installed with the Google ‘Go’ apps suite, which comprises Google Go, YouTube Go, FilesGo, and so forth. Nokia is expected to price this phone at $95 (Roughly Rs. 6,000).