MWC 2018: Nokia 1 Is HMD Global's First Android Go Phone
- Author: Arturo Norris Feb 26, 2018,
Feb 26, 2018, 0:46
It will be available from May this year and will be costing less than Euro 79. It packs in 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage.
This is due to the fact that Nokia 1 is running on Android Go platform which is something that has been rumored before. Micromax, for instance, is planning to launch its Android Go smartphone at around Rs 2,000. A 5MP wide-angle camera sits on the front for selfies. This device is 140.93 x 72.97 x 7.5mm, and it'll roll with Android Oreo right out the gate. A 3260 mAh battery completes the package.
More MWC 2018 coverage to follow.
Nokia's 8110 - the distinctive "candy bar" feature phone with a slider opening - was once the phone that everyone wanted but no one could afford, made popular through the Matrix film franchise. Also on offer is 128GB of onboard storage. Likewise, the other leaked case render posted on Gearbest shows pretty much the same thing, including a dual-lens rear camera build and a curved display.
The main camera has a 12-megapixel sensor and an f/1.7 aperture, while the secondary 13-megapixel sensor has telephoto capabilities for 2x zoom. At least you get Qi wireless charging if you want to go cable-free, and fast charging if you want to stay wired.
Nokia 1 will be available from early April for a global average retail price of $85. The Nokia 6 will also be available in April 2018, though no specific release date was confirmed. On the back, the device comes with ceramic coating.
Camerawise, there's a 16 MP camera in the rear with dual-LED flash. In terms of the display, Galaxy 9 is likely to have a 5.65-inch screen and comes with infinity display. Onboard will be a Snapdragon 660 chipset with Adreno 512 GPU of this smartphone which is said to be the first full-screen device from the company. On the front, the Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 16MP f/2.0 camera. The phone has three microphones to capture audio.
The next handset out the blocks is a new version of the Nokia 6 handset we had a look at past year.
HMD Global, the team behind the device, says they've opted for a curved pOLED 2K display on the Sirocco which they say is just 2mm thin at the edge. Its fingerprint sensor sits on the back. For storage, there's 4GB of eMMC internal memory.