Nokia launched a total of 5 Nokia phones today. While the Nokia 8 Sirocco leads the pack, the Nokia 1 and Nokia 8110 represent the other extreme. These are value for money propositions. The Nokia 1 is meant for feature phone users who’d like to switch to a smartphone and the Nokia 8110 is meant for those who’d like to continue using feature phones.
Nokia 1 (Android Go)
Nokia 1 is the second Android Go running phone that we have heard of today (the first being Alcatel 1X). It’s a cute little phone that’s 9.5 mm thick, has humble hardware, and one that’s perhaps relying too heavily on Google’s Android Go optimizations.
The Nokia 1 has a 4.5-inch FWVGA display (480 x 854). It’s powered by 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M SoC, paired with 1GB LPDDR3 RAM and 8GB of storage.
Other features include 5MP camera, 2MP front camera, 128GB microSD card support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The phone includes a 2150mAh battery.
Nokia 1 Price and availability: The Nokia 1 will retail for $85 globally that converts to roughly Rs. 5,500. This is the average global price of the handset, and the India price should be somewhere near the same.
The handset will be available for purchase globally starting April 2018 and we will be available in Dark Blue and Warm Red colors. Nokia will also offer several Xpress-on covers for Nokia 1 that will be available in Azure, Grey, Yellow and Pink colors for $7.9 each.
Nokia 1 Specifications
|Processor||1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M|
|Internal Storage||8GB, expandable up to 128GB|
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)|
|Others||4G VoLTE support, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, OTG, GPS|
|Price||$85 (Around Rs. 5,500)|
Nokia also brought another iconic feature phone, 8110, back to life at MWC 2018. The curved ‘Banana phone’ with a slider flap comes in Banana Yellow and Black color options and will be available starting Mary 2018 for 79 Euros (Approx. Rs. 6,000).
Nokia 8110 has a 2.4-inch (320x 240pixel)display, is powered by 1.1GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform (MSM8905), paired with 512MB RAM and 4GB storage.
The Nokia 8110 is IP52 certified for drip protection, weighs 117 grams, has a 2MP rear camera, and a 1500mAh battery.
The software running on the phone is Smart Feature OS powered by KaiOS. Unlike conventional feature phones, 8110 supports quite a few apps including Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Maps, Facebook, and Twitter.