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Nokia 1 Android Go device goes official, the cheapest Nokia Android phone yet

cjmagowan  —  4 weeks ago ( Feb 26, 2018 )    |    Mobile, News

Whether you are looking for a cheap device or something on the go, the new Nokia 1 will be able to help you. This new handset paves the way for Google’s new Android Go program and is on the first pioneers to making the OS accessible to the mobile market especially in developing countries where cheap and basic smartphone devices are widespread.

The new Nokia 1 is basically the cheapest Nokia device in the market right now and that’s pretty much reflective to how it looks and feel. To start with, the Nokia 1 carries a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display together with a 2 Megapixel front-facing camera and a 5 Megapixel shooter on the back. The handset is plastic all over with a nice soft feel to it, though it’s plastic, Nokia ensures that users will get the highest quality build with Nokia’s high quality standards.

We’ve reported before that Nokia will be reviving the Xpress-on covers thinking that we’ll see them coming back with feature phones but we’re wrong, the Nokia 1 is first to take this feature once again with a replaceable color covers. Get the best colors that fit your style, personalize your phone the way you wanted without getting another phone.

Under the skin, the Nokia 1 is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M Quad Core 1.1GHz processor with a Gigabyte of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage which supports 128GB microSD cards. The handset comes with a surprisingly large 2,150 mAh battery for its size and there’s a microUSB interface for data connection and charging.

The Nokia 1 runs Android 8.1 (Go edition) under the Android Go program which is an operating system that run relatively with ease under low spec’d devices where memory and storage are limited. Google already launch a few of its official Go apps for the OS which are available now on Google Play. Users are able to install them to their existing Android device but the full potential of Go Apps are best demonstrated on devices with limited resources like the Nokia 1.

The new Nokia 1 is a 4G capable handset and is priced at $85 and will be available in April, Xpress-on covers sold separately.