Google recently announced Andoird Oreo (Go edition) for the smartphones with the entry-level specifications a while back. One of the rumoured Nokia smartphones – Nokia 1 – is said to run Android Oreo (GO edition) out-of-the-box. After kicking off 2018 with the updated version of Nokia 6, HMD global has been reportedly working on two more devices – Nokia 1 and Nokia 9. Nokia 1 is expected to be an entry-level smartphone as the images of the smartphone have surfaced on the Chinese website Baidu. The images leaked show the back of the device that mounts a single camera along with an LED flash module. However, the images released do not reveal additional information about the Nokia 1.
Since the Nokia 1 reportedly has Android Go, the features of Nokia 1 are likely to be very basic. Android Go is designed to work with budget smartphones that have 512MB to 1GB of RAM. This indicates that Nokia 1 is expected to have 1GB of RAM and low internal storage, just like Nokia 2. Nokia 1 is likely to have an HD (720p) IPS LCD display. The main difference between the Nokia 1 and Nokia 2 will be in the software used. Nokia 2 has a standard version of Android while Nokia 1 will have the stripped-down version of Android Go.
Meanwhile, HMD Global is also reported to be planning another variant of the feature-rich phone Nokia 3310 (2017). The 4G variant of the phone is expected to launch in late January. The variant was spotted on China’s TENAA certification website with a model number TA-1077. As per the listing, the Nokia 3310 4G variant will support TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, and GSM networks.
In November last year, HMD Global announced Nokia 2 for the Indian market at a price of Rs 6,999. The company made the phone available in India from November 24. The Android-powered Nokia 2 is now available at all offline mobile retail stores in the country. At the time of launch, the smartphone offered gift vouchers in the form of data packs from Reliance Jio.