Claimed to be the company’s most affordable Android smartphone to date, HMD Global has introduced the new Nokia 1 at its MWC 2018 launch event. As opposed to other new Android devices that the company has brought to the event, this particular device is not part of its Android One line-up though.
This is due to the fact that Nokia 1 is running on Android Go platform which is something that has been rumored before. Since the platform is designed for devices with 1GB of RAM or lower, it is a match for Nokia 1 which carries 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
Other than that, the phone is also equipped with 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display, MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor, and 8GB internal storage. It also carries 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, and 2150mAh removable battery that provides up to 9 hours of talk time or 15 days of standby time.
The arrival of Nokia 1 also marked the return of Nokia Xpress-on covers which allow users to replace the phone’s default shell. Scheduled for release starting from this coming April for USD 85 (about RM 333).