Nokia 1 with Android Go launched in India for ₹5499

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This Nokia phone in India has been made available in Dark Blue and Warm Red colors.

HMD Global's Nokia 1 is an entry-level smartphone and utilizes the new Go edition Android. The battery is of 2150 mAh. Not only is this our most affordable smartphone ever, it also combines the reassuring quality and design of a Nokia smartphone with the latest Android Oreo (Go edition) to deliver exceptional value and realize our dream of creating a complete smartphone experience that is accessible to everyone, "said Ajey Mehta, Vice President India, HMD Global".

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Coming to specifications, Nokia 1 is a dual-SIM (nano) Nokia 1 smartphone. The phone comes with modest specifications and is aimed towards developing markets, and in India, this is the second Android Go phone to be launched, after the Lava Z50. This is where Android Go comes into its own as it is tailored for phones which have less than 1GB RAM and are low on memory. The Nokia 1 runs a quad-core processor clocked at 1.1Ghz coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage.

Nokia licensee HMD Global had announced about Nokia 1 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February this year. The budget smartphone is priced at Rs 5,499, and will be available from March 28. The Xpress On covers are available in packs of Yellow and Pink or Azure and Grey and will be available for purchase separately for Rs. 450.

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The Nokia 1 is a pretty bare-bones device, featuring a plastic body with a removable back.

On Monday, it launched Nokia 1 with Android Go Edition for under Rs 5,500, and plans to launch Nokia 8110 4G feature phone in May in partnership with a telecom operator. It also has microSD card support which can be extended up to 128 GB.

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The Nokia 1 is eligible for the Reliance Jio Football Offer, which means buyers can get an instant cashback of Rs.2,200 on the smartphone, bringing its effective price down to Rs.3,299. There are also data saving features built into Chrome Go which saves up to 60% of data. It features a 5-megapixel camera at the back with a fixed focus lens and an LED flash. It has an accelerometer, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor.