HMD Global is working on an entry-level Nokia-branded smartphone which will be meant for emerging markets.
In December last year, Nokia 1 Android Go Phone was leaked by a Russian journalist, Eldar Murtazin. Now a couple of photos of the smartphone have surfaced online which have revealed the key design of the device, thanks to Chinese microblogging site, Baidu.
The two photos show two similar looking phones and they don't reveal much about the upcoming Nokia 1. In one photo, Nokia 1 is placed inside a case while the other one shows the actual phone. The rear of the phone shows a single camera with the LED flash and Nokia branding logo below it. The images hint at the plastic body of the device. From the design point of view, Nokia 1 somewhat resembles the Nokia 2.
As per earlier leak, Nokia 1 smartphone could be launched in March 2018. The Nokia 1 could boast an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and it will come equipped with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It is said to be powered by Snapdragon 212 chipset. It is likely to be priced at 5990 Rubbles, which roughly translate to Rs 6,550.
For the unintended, Google recently announced its ambitious Android Oreo Go edition. The Go edition was first announced at Google I/O 2017 and it meant for low-end devices that run with 512MB to 1GB of memory. The aim is to provide the latest Android updates to the masses and it will be available as a part of Android 8.1 release.
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The latest Android Oreo (Go edition) is specially optimized for the entry-level handsets and it includes better performance along with built-in data management features and security benefits. The brand has also designed a new set of Google apps including includes Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Google Play, Chrome, and the new Files Go app, which are meant to be lighter and it will smoother on the entry-level devices. Further, Google has created a new section that recommends popular apps that are tuned to run well on entry-level smartphones. The company says that the phones running Android Oreo (Go edition) will hit the shelves in early 2018.
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