HMD Global announces Android Go-powered Nokia 1 smartphone with support for Xpress-on covers

tech2 News Staff

Running a 1.1 GHz MediaTek chipset with 1 GB of RAM, the Nokia 1 isn't going to set anyone's pants on fire. However, this Android-powered device could just be what the developing world needs to enter the realm of the smartphone.

The Nokia 1 will support Xpress-on covers

The Nokia 1 will support Xpress-on covers,.

Looking at the complete specifications sheet of the Nokia 1, we see that it is powered by the aforementioned, and unnamed, 1.1 GHz MediaTek chipset and that it includes 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. Given that the Nokia 8110 feature phone is powered by a 1.1 GHz Qualcomm chip, we're certainly wondering why Nokia went with MediaTek on this device.

The rest of the specs include a 4.5-inch display (854x480) and a 5 MP rear camera.

More importantly, this phone is running Android Go, which is optimised for low-end devices exactly like the Nokia 1.

Nokia will launch the 1 globally at around $85 and will now bring back Xpress-on covers that were all the rage at one time.

The phone will be available in red and blue colour options.

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