Nokia has launched the Nokia 1 smartphone in India. It is Nokia’s first phone based on Google’s new Android Oreo (Go Edition) platform, which is a light-weight version of Android compatible with devices with limited hardware prowess, such as 1GB RAM or less, etc. Nokia 1 was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. The Android Oreo (Go edition) also comes with a dedicated package of Google apps, which take less space and are optimised to use less hardware resources.
Coming to specifications, the Nokia 1 sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display with 480 x 854 pixels resolution. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor clocked at 1.1Ghz, coupled with 1GB LPDDR3 RAM and 8GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via micro SD card slot.
The smartphone features a 5MP primary camera and a 2MP selfie camera. The dual SIM Nokia 1 is powered by a 2,150mAh battery and comes with 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS as the standard connectivity options. The device weighs 131gm (including battery). Colour option include Warm Red, Dark Blue.
The budget smartphone is priced at ₹ 5,499, and will be available from March 28. The Xpress-on covers will be available in packs of Azure and Grey or Yellow and Pink starting from April for ₹450.
HMD Global has also announced launch offers for the Nokia 1, in partnership with Reliance Jio, redBus and Servify.
• Rs. 2,200 cashback from Reliance Jio
• 60GB additional 4G data on Reliance Jio
• 20% off on RedBus booking
Users will also get free 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance from Servify if customers open a Kotak 811 savings account and add Rs. 1,000 in it during the offer period.