Nokia 1 Android Oreo Go phone launched in India at Rs. 5499

Nokia 1 Android Go Edition launched in India at Rs 5499: Specs, availability

HMD Global launches Nokia 1 with Android Go Edition in India; priced at Rs 5499

The handset come with the Android Oreo (Go edition) and promises to deliver an optimised experience in budget price. The phone will be available in two color variants - Dark Blue & Red.

The Nokia 1 price in India is available for purchasers at Rs. 5,499 only. There's 2150mAh removable battery that claims to offer up to 9 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time. HMD Global has launched its first Android Go Smartphone, the Nokia 1, in India at a price of Rs 5,499. I would say its biggest competitor is from Nokia themselves; the Nokia 8 is now available for the same price of just £349.

The dual-SIM (nano) Nokia 1 sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) IPS display.

With Android Go Edition, a smartphone is capable of supporting most apps and services seamlessly without premium hardware. The processor powering the phone is the Quad-core Mediatek MT6737M and a Mali-T720 GPU with 1 GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The Nokia 1 is actually the second Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone to have been launched in the country. The device will go on sale starting March 28 and is priced at Rs 5,499. Typifying that says Ajey Mehta, its India boss and VP, "There are more than 1.3 billion feature phone users around the world, many from markets in Asia and Africa [ii]".

Worldwide the Nokia 1 happens to be the first Android Go phone along with ZTE Tempo Go. Along with this launch, there are some attractive promotional offers bundled up. The internal storage can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.

Futures: Android 8.1 (Oreo) Go Edition, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, Global Positioning System and 2150mAh battery. You can also avail 60GB of additional data. There is 12-month free Servify accidental damage insurance on opening a Kotak 811 savings account and activating the same with Rs. 1,000 initial deposit during the introductory period. In case you aren't happy with the limited color selection, you will be glad to know that HMD will also be selling Xpress On covers in packs of Azure and Grey or Yellow and Pink starting next month for an MRP of Rs.450. It has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor.

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