Announced at Mobile World Congress 2018 in February, Nokia is the company's first smartphone to run on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). The phone itself is available in blue and red. There's 2150mAh removable battery that claims to offer up to 9 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time.
There are already plenty of full-fledged Android phones available in India at around Rs 5499, so the Nokia 1 will have its work cut out for it. However, these would be sold separately, starting April at a price of Rs 450 respectively. The Nokia 1 smartphone will run on Android Oreo (Go Edition).
With Android Go Edition, a smartphone is capable of supporting most apps and services seamlessly without premium hardware.
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"We understand the barriers and challenges people face when it comes to stepping up to a smartphone which is where the Nokia 1 fits in perfectly", Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global, said in a statement. It has 1 Gb RAM with 1.1 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT 6737 M Chipset. The Nokia 1 was announced at the MWC 2018 event held earlier this year in Barcelona, Spain. It is slated to go on sale in the country starting March 28. Th cover packs come in colour combinations of Azure and Grey; and Yellow and Pink. It is also equipped with a 5 MP rear camera with an LED flash & 2 MP front-facing camera. Google has developed Android Go Edition as an optimized version of the main Android OS to deliver improved user experience even on entry-level, low-specced smartphones. The internal storage can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
The Nokia 1 is eligible for the Reliance Jio Football Offer, which means buyers can get an instant cashback of Rs.2,200 on the smartphone, bringing its effective price down to Rs.3,299. Consumers also get 20% off on their first bus ride through redBus. The connectivity aspects include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and 4G VoLTE. It has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor.
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