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Nokia 1 with Android Go launched




HMD Global has just announced the Nokia 1, the company’s latest entry-level smartphone under Google’s Android Go program.

The front of the handset have a smaller 4.5-inch display with outdated front panel design and curved body. While the back of the phone  features a mono speaker and a single-firing camera accompanied by a single flash. It packs an 8GB internal storage with microSD card support and 1GB of RAM. As mentioned, Android Go OS will be on board.

As you may remember, Android Go is aimed at bringing smartphones to emerging markets which has a lightweight version of Android that is optimized in key areas to run a better software experince on lesser hardware. Android Go also comes with lightweight apps like Files Go and Google Maps Go, which are able to function in areas with spotty or no internet connection.

The Nokia 1 will feature Xpress-On covers and be available starting early April for around $85 (approx. Php4K).



This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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