Everyone was waiting for it, and here it is. The cheapest Nokia smartphone by HMD global has been launched in India at Rs 5,499. It was back in February when the Nokia 1 caught the limelight at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. There was no official date given for a launch of this phone in India, but here it is now available on all mobile outlets. Besides this, you also get vouchers worth of Rs 2200 from Reliance Jio as well as additional 60 GB of high-speed data. So considering Reliance Jio’s offer, we get an effective Nokia 1 price of Rs 3,299.
Nokia 1 Android Go Smartphone
Looking at the most distinct feature at such low price, with the Nokia 1 we get android Oreo (Go edition). This is a program from google enabling Go android users to have the latest lite Google apps and services. This is completely under Google, so the software updates and patch updates are always first to reach on android Go powered devices. It is not the first Android Go powered device in India, but it is the first from Nokia.
Besides the software, we get a 4.5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 480×854 pixels. Under the hood, there is a 1.1 GHz clocked MediaTek quad-core process coupled with 1 GB of RAM. We get modest internal storage of 8 GB which is expandable up to whopping 128 GB. No worries for the Jio users as the phone comes with VoLTE support along with Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS and also an FM Radio. We get a battery with 2150 mAh battery with 9 hours of talk time and a claimed standby of 15 days. Now, these are just speculations based on the low powered processor from MediaTek.
For cameras, we get a 5MP camera on the rear side with LED flash along with a 2MP camera on the front side for basic video calling. Considering the price, we can expect the equivalent result for the pictures.
Now as far as availability is concerned, we can find this Android Go smartphone in many outlets of India. The phone has options for a Dark Blue and a Warm Red edition along with an option to change in future. From the next month, we will get Xpress on covers in Grey, Azure, Yellow or Pink as a style swap for this device. The price set for these covers are also very low at Rs 450, so we can try a new colour every day as per our need.