Nokia took the stage at MWC 2018 and introduced a slew of new smartphones. One of them is the budget-oriented Nokia 1.
The new Nokia 1 will join Google’s Android Go initiative. This means that it packs a more hardware-friendly “Go” version of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Speaking of hardware, it utilizes a 1.1GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, with only 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. But despite the obvious limitations, Nokia is claiming that it can still provide a smooth experience — all thanks to Android Go optimizations.
The OS also offers a lighter version of most popular and Google native apps, so expect apps like YouTube and Google Maps to run seamlessly on this handset.
And to compensate its underwhelming hardware, the Nokia 1 is going on to stylish side of things. The device features Xpress-on covers that lets you easily tamper the Warm Red or Dark Blue back panels for a completely different look. The Xpress-on covers will be available in Azure, Grey, Yellow, and Pink colors and are sold separately.
Nokia 1 Specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, Android Go Edition
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby (nano)
- 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display, 854 x 480 pixel resolution, ~271ppi
- 1.1GHz MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 128GB
- 2-megapixel front camera
- 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
- 4G, LTE
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
- Bluetooth v4.2
- GPS, A-GPS
- FM radio
- Dimensions: 133.6 x 67.78 x 9.5mm
- Weight: 131g
- Colors: Warm Red, Dark Blue
- 2150mAh battery
Expect the Nokia 1 to hit the shelves by April. It will be priced at approximately EUR28 (~Php1,800). The Xpress-on covers will be sold for USD7.99 (~Php400).