HMD Global announced a total of 4 smartphones and a feature phone at #MWC2018, one of which is the Nokia 1. It is the first Android Go smartphone from Nokia, aimed at the entry level. The price of Nokia 1 is $85 which translates to roughly Rs 5,500, although the final Indian price is not known at this moment.
To recap briefly, Android Go is a trimmed down version of Android 8.0 Oreo which can run on 1GB RAM. It comes with pretty basic hardware requirements and can run most of the essential apps easily.
Nokia 1 Full Specs
|Key specs||Nokia 1|
|Display||4.5” FWVGA IPS LCD|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo GO|
|CPU||MediaTek MT6737 quad-core|
|ROM||8GB expandable via microSD card|
|Rear camera||8MP with LED flash|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB|
|Price||$85 (Rs 5,500)|
Nokia 1 Physical Overview
Nokia 1 comes with a basic smartphone design with curved corners and thick bezels around the display. The smartphone comes with a polycarbonate shell body and comes in two colors; Warm Red and Dark Blue. The smartphone is 9.5 mm thick, and it weighs only 131 grams including the battery.
The Nokia 1 comes with a 4.5 inches IPS LCD display, and the resolution is FWVGA. On the back is the 5MP camera with flash and front has the 2MP camera with flash. The back panel of the smartphone is removable and the battery too. Inside the rear panel is the SIM slot and the microSD card expansion slot.
Nokia 1 – Unique Selling Points
Nokia 1 comes with Android Go version of Android 8.1 Oreo pre-installed and it runs perfectly on the hardware which comes with the Nokia 1. Additionally, the phone is also a part of the Android One program, and as such, will get fast updates – both security updates as well as major OS updates.
With the Nokia 1, HMD Global is trying to take on the entry level offerings from its competitors. Given the huge opportunities available in developing markets like India, the Nokia 1’s price of $85 (approx Rs 5,500) should interest a lot of customers. Additionally, the Nokia 1 also comes with the Android One promise, meaning it will get fast updates, an aspect that is almost always ignored in this segment.
Nokia 1 FAQ
Question: What is Android Go?
Answer: Android Go is a trimmed down version of the Android 8.1 Oreo; Google designed this software to run better on the entry-level hardware and less RAM. All the apps installed on this smartphone from Google is also a trimmed down version of the regular Google app.
Question: How much battery Nokia 1 comes with?
Answer: Nokia 1 comes with a non-removable 2150 mAh battery which can easily power this hardware for two days.
Question: What comes inside the box with Nokia 1?
Answer: Nokia 1 comes with the smartphone itself, a headset, charging brick, USB cable for charging and data sync and the quick start guide.
Question: How is the display of the Nokia 1?
Answer: Nokia 1 comes with a 4.5 inches FWVGA (854 x 480) display which has a five fingers touchscreen support.
Nokia 1 – Things We Like
- Android Go based on Android 8.1 Oreo
- Water protection
Nokia 1 – Things We Dislike
- 1 GB RAM
The Nokia 1 is a perfect smartphone for the people entering the world of Android smartphones, and it comes with Android Go version which is ideal for the hardware it comes with. It will be a perfect smartphone for people in India residing in rural regions and buying their first smartphone.