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Nokia 1 with Android Oreo (Go Edition) Launched in India

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Nokia 1, one of the first devices to run Android Oreo (Go edition) has been officially launched in India.

Priced at INR 5499 (585), the phone will be available in stores across the country from Wednesday.

Google had released Oreo version of Android Go for low-end smartphones with 512 MB to 1GB of RAM in December last year. There are three main components of the lite version of the OS: the Google apps, the kernel and Play Store.

HMD Global had launched Nokia 1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this month.

Go Edition comes with Google’s suite of lightweight apps including Gmail, Assitant, YouTube, Maps and Chrome that have smaller file sizes and consume less data.

The Go series is a part of Google’s move to increase the availability of its products in the countries like India and Indonesia where the majority of the users have less capable phones and don’t have access to fast internet speeds.

Priced at INR 5499 (585), the phone will be available on stores across the country from Wednesday.

Go edition OS itself has built-in data saving features and takes up less space compared to the standard version of Android Oreo.

Nokia 1 comes up with a 4.5-inch IPS display which offers a screen resolution of 854×480 pixels.

It has 8GB of internal storage which can be extended to 128GB via a microSD card. The device has a 2-mp camera sensor on the front and a 5-mp camera sensor with LED flash on the back.

The device has a low-level quad-core MediaTek processor which is clocked at 1.1GB.

The device is backed by a 2150mAh battery that offers up to a life of nine hours and 15 days standby time.

From the connectivity front, it has Bluetooth 4.2, GPS. 4G VoLTE and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), 3.5mm audio jack, 4G VoLTE call support and FM radio.

Nokia 1 has also brought back company’s popular polycarbonate Xpress-on covers, which are available in Yellow, Pink, Azure and Grey colours, starting at a price of $7.99.

The device comes up in two standard colours —Warm Red and Dark Blue.