Nokia 1 is the first Nokia smartphone to run on Android GO platform which was officially announced at MWC 2018. At the time of launch, HMD Global had said that the device would go on sale starting early April but we have already seen the device go on sale in markets like Germany. Today, HMD Global has officially launched the device in India as well.
HMD Global has launched the Nokia 1 in India for a price of Rs.5499/-. Nokia 1 will go on sale starting 28th March and will be available for purchase from leading offline retailers across the country. Nokia 1 will be available in two color options - Warm Red and Dark Blue. You can further customize your Nokia 1 by purchasing the Xpress-On covers available in two colors - Azure/Grey and Yellow/Pink which will be sold separately for Rs.450/- and will be available from April onwards.
Offers on Nokia 1
The buyers purchasing the Nokia 2 will get a 1-year free Accidental Damage Protection from Servify if they open a Kotak 811 Bank account. Reliance Jio is also offering a cashback of Rs.2200 which will reduce the price of Nokia 1 to 3299. Jio is also offering additional 60GB of data to new as well as existing users who purchase the Nokia 1. Additionally, Nokia 1 buyers will also receive 20% discount on booking their 1st ride via RedBus.
Nokia 2 Specifications:
Nokia 1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Android Go version) and is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M processor. It comes with 8GB of Storage and 1GB RAM. Nokia 1 is a Dual SIM smartphone and also supports VoLTE connectivity. It has a 5MP Rear camera and a 2MP front camera. Nokia 1 has a 4.5" IPS display with 480x854 resolution. Nokia 1 comes with IP52 Drip Protection and comes with all important sensors like Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, and G-sensor. Click this link to read more about Nokia 1. Check out all Nokia 1 Hands-On videos here.
Nokia 1 is targetted towards the people who are still using feature phones and the 1st time smartphone buyers and hence the low price tag. Many featurephone users in India still trust Nokia for their strong and sturdy devices and there is no other tier 1 brand which is currently selling Android smartphones at this price point. Nokia of old was present in every price range be it ultra low-end or the premium and Nokia 1 can make many feature phone users switch to the smartphones just because of the trust that Indians have on Nokia devices.
What do you think about the pricing? Are you planning to buy a Nokia 1? If you buy it, do share your experience in the comments section below and don't forget to share the photos of your Nokia 1. :)