Nokia 1 with Android GO announced | Specs, features, price and availability details inside.

Nokia 1 Launched

HMD Global has just launched their super affordable Nokia 1 smartphone running on Google's Android GO platform which is specially designed for low-end hardware. With Nokia 1, HMD Global has also revived the Xpress On covers which will be available in different colors and you can swap them to change the look of your device.

Don't assume by any means that Nokia 1 is a cheap device. Nokia 1 may be the lowest priced Nokia smartphone that will go on sale pretty soon but the device comes with a very good feature in this price range and that is IP52 Drip protection which shows that HMD Global is giving their 100% when it comes to the build quality of their devices and staying true to Nokia legacy of building durable phones.

There is one more small but a very useful and important feature that is not present even on some mid-range devices. That is the availability of basic sensors. Nokia 1 comes with Proximity Sensor, an Ambient Light sensor as well as the G Sensor which add a bit more value to this phone.

Nokia 1 Camera UI

Nokia 1 is a 4G LTE smartphone powered by an MT6737M Quadcore 1.1Ghz processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It has a 4.5" FWVGA IPS display, a 5MP Rear Camera, and a 2MP Front camera and has a removable 2150mAh battery. Nokia 1 is a Dual Sim device but has a Hybrid Sim slot which means it can take either 2 Nano Sim cards or One Nano Sim and a Micro SD card.

Nokia 1 Price and Availability

Nokia 1 will be available in Dark Blue and Warm Red color options from early April for a price of $85 in key markets. Xpress-On covers for Nokia 1 will be available in Azure, Grey, Yellow and Pink color options and will be sold separately for a price of $7.99 each. Here is the link to the Nokia 1 Product Page.

Specifications of Nokia 1:

  • Colors*: Warm Red, Dark Blue
  • Size: 133.6 x 67.78 x 9.5mm
  • Weight: 131g (including battery)

Network and connectivity
  • Network speed: LTE Cat. 4, (EMEA and APAC regions - GSM850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 1,5,8. LTE cat4, B1,3,5,7,8,20,38,40), (LAM AND AUSTRALIA regions - GSM850/900/1800/1900. WCDMA 1,2,4,5,8. LTE cat4, B1,2,3,4,5,7,8,20,28,38,40), GSM900/1800. WCDMA 1,8. LTE cat4, B1,3,5,40,41
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/AGPS + Cellular and Wi-Fi position

  • Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
  • CPU: MT6737M Quad Core 1.1GHz

  • Internal memory: 8 GB which can be further expanded up to 128GB via MicroSD card slot

Talk and standby times
  • Talk time: Up to 9 hours
  • Standby time: Up to 15 days
  • MP3 playback time: ~Up to 53 hours Video playback time Up to 4.8 hours

  • Connector: 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Playable audio file formats: 3G2, 3GP, AAC, AMR, M4A, MKV, MP3, MP4
  • Radio: FM Radio

  • Size and type: 4.5” FWVGA IPS display, 5 fingers touch-screen

  • Primary camera: 5 MP with LED flash
  • Front-facing camera: 2 MP

Connectors and sensors
  • Cable type: MicroUSB (USB 2.0)
  • SIM: Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors: Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, G-sensor

  • Type: Removable 2150 mAh battery

  • Drip protection (IP52)

Below are the images of Nokia 1

Nokia 1

Nokia 1 Front

Nokia 1 Xpress-On covers

Nokia 1 Dark Blue

Nokia 1 Warm Red

HMD Global's Press Release:

Nokia 1: a complete Nokia smartphone experience, accessible to everyone

The Nokia 1 is a breakthrough in accessible technology, delivering smartphone essentials with the reassuring quality you expect of a Nokia phone and a refreshingly familiar design to fans around the world. Giving more people access to technology, it comes with Android Oreo™ (Go edition), a version of Android optimized for devices with 1GB RAM or less. The Nokia 1 is designed to be smooth and responsive, with full access to the Google Play™ Store so you can find all your favourite apps from WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram to mobile banking while also highlighting apps that are optimised for Android Oreo™ (Go edition).

Featuring the iconic 'Nokia smile' in a fresh new package, you can give your Nokia 1 a makeover thanks to the popular Xpress-on covers, available in a range of vibrant colours. Simply click on and off in seconds to express your personal style with these exchangeable covers. Each cover has been built with the same precision and attention to detail as the phone's original cover. Inherently coloured, the tough two-tone polycarbonate cover is ready to take on every day knocks and bumps with its durable design.

Available from early April in Warm Red and Dark Blue to fans around the world, the Nokia 1 will retail for a global average retail price of $85, excluding taxes and subsidies. Xpress-on covers, sold separately, are available from $7.99 in Azure, Grey, Yellow and Pink.

Here is the link to the full press release.