Nokia 1 Launched In India For Rs. 5499
26th March 2018
133.6 x 67.78 x 9.5mm
854 x 480 px
Quad-core 1.1 GHz
Up to 128GB
Hybrid MicroSD Card Slot
Android 8.1 Oreo Go
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Hybrid Dual Nano SIM
Replaceable Xpress Back Panel
At the Mobile World Congress 2018, HMD Global unveiled a plethora of smartphones. Right from the infamous “Banana Phone” from The Matrix to the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus. However, the Nokia 1, an Android Go running smartphone was also an important announcement. It has now been launched in India at a price of Rs 5499. In fact, the Nokia 1 will only be available via offline outlets from the 28th of March.
Google introduced Android Go back in early-December 2017 tailor-made for devices with 1GB of RAM. The company said the idea behind Android Go is to create a version of Android software which is designed to run better on phones with either 512MB or 1GB of RAM.
Google has claimed that Android Go’s Oreo edition will be a variant of Android Oreo that a manufacturer can just set by ticking off a configuration flag. What this basically does is that it sets up the phone to use the “Go” versions of a handful of Google apps such as the main Google app, Google Assistant, Google Maps, Gmail, and others. Google claims that the smaller apps and slimmer OS can as much as halve the amount of storage that’s taken up by default on a new phone running default OS.
Nokia 1 Specs
The Nokia 1 has a 4.5 inch FWVGA display with an 854 x 480 px resolution. The Xiaomi Redmi 5A retails in India for Rs 5999 and has a 5 inch 1280 x 720 px resolution.
Under the hood, the Nokia 1 has the MediaTek MT6737M chipset with a 1GHz quad-core processor. This is coupled with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. There is nothing to write home about its camera as well. The Nokia 1 has a 5MP primary camera with an LED flash. On the front is a 2MP camera. However, the Redmi 5A offers 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front camera.
Out of the box, the smartphone will run Android 8.1 Oreo-based Android Go operating system. Powering the smartphone will be a 2150 mAh battery. The company claims will deliver up to 9 hours of talk time and up to 15 days of standby time.