Nokia has outed it’s first Android Go powered smartphone in India known as Nokia 1. It becomes second smartphone in India to feature Android 8.1 Oreo based Android Go Edition after Lava Z50, which was launched few days back at an effective price of Rs.2,400. Nokia 1 Android Go phone was announced last month in Mobile World Congress, 2018 held at Barcelona. The major highlight of handset, the capability to use Xpress On two-tone poly-carbonate exchangeable covers to optimize the look of the phone.
First of all, Android Go Edition is a special edition of android operating system based on version 8.1, which allows access to Google Apps (lightweight versions of Google apps are there) and rich google experience, mostly compatible with low end phones featuring 512MB to 1GB RAM.
The Nokia 1 Android Go Phone sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS LCD display with 854 x 480 pixels screen resolution. It is powered by 1.1GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6737M CPU coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB onboard storage that is expandable to 128GB microSD card. The Nokia 1 android Go phone packs a 5 mega-pixel snapper on the back side that has a fixed focus lens and supported by a LED flash. The rear camera is accompanied by a 2 mega-pixel selfie shooter on the front panel again with fixed focus. It is fueled by a 2150mAH capacity battery that is claimed to deliver 9 hours of talk time and up to 15 days standby time in a single charge. It measures 133.6 x 67.78 x 9.5 mm in terms of dimensions.
Coming to the pricing, the Nokia 1 Android Go Phone price in India is Rs.5,499 and available for purchase through thousands of offline outlets. It is available in Warm Red and Dark Blue colour options. If we talk about Xpress On covers, then single cover comes at a price of Rs.450 and in certain shades of Azure Grey and Yellow Pink. If clubbed with Jio Cashback offer worth Rs.2,200 which brings its effective price down to Rs.3,299 only.
Another launch offer on Nokia 1 Android Go Phone is 12 months of accidental damage cover by Servify on opening a new Kotak 811 savings account, according to HMD Global. Redbus is also offering 20-discount on first booking on rides through the phone.