HMD’s most affordable smartphone, the Nokia 1, is finally available for sale in India starting today. It will be among the first handsets in the country to run on Android Go ecosystem. The Android Go is a featherlight version of Android OS optimized for the low-cost hardware and comes preinstalled with a lightweight version of Google apps and services.
The device is priced at Rs. 5, 499 and will be available across mobile phone outlets all over India. It will come in two colors: Dark Blue and Warm Red. But there will also be a “Xpress On” covers that offers a wide array of color choices like Azure, Grey, Yellow, or Pink. Xpress On covers will be sold separately and will be priced at Rs. 450 each.
Meanwhile, telecom service provider Reliance Jio offers cashback worth Rs. 2,000 for the Nokia 1 – marking the price of the device down to Rs. 3,299. On top of that, buyers of the Nokia 1 is also getting an additional 60GB of data on the network and will be eligible for a 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify upon opening a Kotak 811 savings account. Buyers will also avail 20 percent discount on the first booking ride via RedBus.
The Nokia 1 features a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS LCD display and is powered by quad-core MediaTek MT6737M chipset, paired with 1GB LPPDDR3 RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) out of the box, with the same promise of a secure and up-to-date OS.
For the imaging, the Nokia 1 has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, paired with 2-megapixel selfie camera. The phone will pack a decent 2150mAh of removable battery but is also an IP52 (drip protection) compliant.