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Leaked: The Nokia 1 is HMD Global’s Android Go bet for the low-end market

cjmagowan  —  1 month ago ( Feb 18, 2018 )    |    News

Another new and upcoming Nokia device is headed our way and this is the Nokia 1. Apart from the mid-ranger Nokia 7 Plus, the Nokia 1 is anticipated to debut at MWC 2018 in Barcelona next week and will fill the entry-level offering from HMD Global.

While the Nokia 7 Plus is optimized for Google’s androidone program, the Nokia 1 on the other hand is set to take advantage of Google’s “other, more scaled down version of Android 8.0” Android Go initiative. And from that point of view, expect the Nokia 1 to house a conservative configuration but with Android Go optimizations, the device should work perfectly fine even with a low performing specs.

From the looks of it, one could tell straightaway that this is an entry-level handset. It has a basic monoblock smartphone design that we were used to a few years ago, the display is smaller as well and is expected to go by 720p in resolutions. There’s a front-facing camera though and the back is also supported by a single-lens camera sensor with a supported LED flash.

As far as Android Go is concerned, expect the Nokia 1 to have at least a gigabyte of RAM and 8GB of storage however there should be a microSD card slot in here to make up with the missing huge chunk of storage. Chipset is a bit of a mystery at the moment but we should be able to get a hold of it in the next few days or so as we even get closer to the start of MWC 2018.