HMD Global has quite hogged the limelight this time at the MWC 2018 and it is all for good reasons. One of them is the revelation of the Nokia 1 smartphone. Part of Google’s Android Go initiative, this is a smartphone that would bring all the features and benefits of Android to buyers who have never been able to afford a smartphone, but in this case, the pricing would be definitely the main factor.
To be precise, the HMD Global would be competing with several other companies launching extremely similar Android Go phones over the next few months.
Now, the specs and features of this Nokia 1:
There’s a white plastic border that separates the phone’s black front face from whatever color the cover might be, giving the Nokia 1 a Lumia-style two-tone look. Also, the Nokia 1 would be sold in either a bright red or a deep blue, but there will be multiple Xpress-on covers for the users to choose from as well, including grey, pink, yellow, and light blue.
The phone’s body is thick but rounded, which makes it extremely comfortable in the hand. Just beneath the cover, one would find a removable battery as well as the SIM and microSD card slots. The screen measures 4.5 inches and has a resolution of 480×854 pixels. Unlike its counterparts, HMD has also selected to use on-screen Android navigation buttons which refers to less space for content in some cases. There’s a 5-megapixel rear camera with a flash and a 2-megapixel front camera. With 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage.
The UI is stock Android, and in this case, it is Android 8.0 Oreo Go Edition. The Android Go suite of apps, including Gmail, YouTube and Maps and these would definitely help buyers to make the most of their limited storage space and consume less mobile data.
Lastly, HMD Global has also announced an international price of $85 which equivalents to almost ₹5,500 before taxes, and this is justified, with all the features and when compared to the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, currently sold at ₹4,999 as part of an introductory offer.