Today during MWC 2018, Nokia unveiled its first attempt at showcasing Android Go on a smartphone. The handset, called the Nokia 1, includes very low-end specifications and a build that can be swapped out for different colors.
In terms of internals, you’re getting a 4.5-inch 854×480 display, a quad-core 1.1 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 5MP camera with LED flash, a 2MP selfie shooter, a 2150mAh battery, microUSB connectivity, a headphone jack, and dual SIM card slots. For its operating system, it’s obviously Android Oreo (Go edition) which should provide a smoother experience on the budget hardware over standard Android. Users will also get software updates and security patches faster thanks to this.
As for the build, it looks and probably feels cheap, but Nokia wants to make it fun. Exclusively for the Nokia 1, its bringing back its Xpress-On covers that will ship in a variety of colors. Buyers will be able to pick up either the blue or red variant when ordering. It’s kind of like how Moto let you swap out the bands on its Moto E back in the day.
Nokia says the Nokia 1 will land this April for $85.