HMD is joining the Android Go party with a low-cost phone called the Nokia 1. As expected, it’s an entry-level phone that’s positioned as an upgrade for feature-phone users. In fact, with an expected price of $85, it’s actually cheaper than the new Nokia 8110 4G feature phone.

The Nokia 1 is expected to hit the streets in April.

The phone will ship with Android Oreo Go Edition software, which means it has a version of Google’s smartphone operating system optimized for devices with entry-level specs. It will also have streamlined versions of core apps including Google Maps, Chrome, and Google search.

The Nokia 1 features a 4.5 inch, 854 x 480 pixel display, a 1.1 GHz MediaTem T6737M quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of eMMC storage.

It has a microSD card reader for up to 128GB of removable storage, supports LTE speeds up to 150Mbps down and 50 Mbps up, and has a 5MP rear camer, a 2MP front camera, a headset jack, micro USB 2.0 port, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.2.

HMD says the phone’s removable 2,150 mAh battery should provide up to 9 hours of talk time, up to 4.8 hours of vieo playback time, or up to 53 hours of MP3 playback.

HMD says users will also be able to customize the phone thanks to swappable back covers that come in a variety of colors.

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6 replies on “Nokia 1 with Android Go coming in April for $85”

  1. It’s nice to see they’re using the Nokia Lumia design language. I always liked the looks of the Lumia phones when the old Nokia was making them. HMD’s higher end phones look like every other Android phone. I hope HMD uses that Lumia design language more, especially in some mid-range phones.

  2. Redmi 5A with far better specs and experience sells for less than $80 in India. Android Go is a great idea. So are Go Apps from Google. But why is HMD kidding itself!!!

    1. HMD isn’t in the business of creating a long line of loyal fans. It’s in the business of using the “Nokia” name to sell cheap devices at higher prices to cash-in as quickly as possible.

      You can see this at every segment of its portfolio, from the cheapest $99 offerings, to the cheap $200 devices, midrange $400 options, so-called $600 flagship-killer, and the $800+ flagship contenders.

      Just like how SONY is, overpriced and underspecced.

      It’s just poor in comparison to Apple, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, and even OnePlus. Not to mention other players like Oppo, Vivo, Huawei, and Blackberry.

      1. This is not true and i will give you reasons.

        1. NOKIA 8 most part of the world it was retailing around $400 to 500. It was cheaper than oneplus and provide unique selling points like
        -best mic on the market Ozo Audio, better than iphone 8, s8,etc
        -Durable build quality
        -one of the best cooling technology in the market
        -frequent updates

        Even though camera was average but at that price Nokia 8 was good buy.

        2. NOKIA 7 plus will retail around 295 euro in china, and expect other region to have simillar price, even oppo chinese company dont price sd660 phone like that.

        3. That Nokia 1 yes it is expensive compare with redmi 5A but what about other big brand phone which sell world wide? Even some galaxy j3 still use cortex a7, xiaomi dont have physical store or worldwide presense thats why they sell that cheap,

        And dont forget Nokia always anounce their price as European Company, worldwide they are cheaper than anounced price. Good Example is Nokia 8, 7 plus, 6 etc. Nokia 8 was anounced as euro 600 device but it is available below euro 400, Nokia 7 plus was anounced as euro 400 device but first market in china will retail at euro 295.

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