Google introduced Android Go earlier this year. It’s a lightweight iteration of Android Oreo that’s meant for handsets with humble specifications. It’s built to operate on smartphones that have 1GB of RAM or less. It even requires less internal storage space compared to the full-fledged Nougat. Google said that it would work with manufacturing partners to bring Android Go devices to the market. It looks like the Nokia 1 might be one of those devices.
HMD Global has released several Nokia models ever since it licensed the iconic brand name from the Finnish company. According to a new report, one of its upcoming devices is going to be an affordable model that will be called the Nokia 1.
The Nokia 1 will reportedly be launched as part of the Android Go program in March next year. Its humble specifications will include a 720p HD display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage.
No further information is available about the handset at this point in time. The device will primarily be meant for emerging markets where affordability is a major factor that prevents many people from purchasing a decent smartphone.
As the specifications suggest, this is going to be an entry-level device, which means that it won’t be too expensive. HMD Global is expected to launch this handset in several markets across the globe starting March 2018. It may be priced around $100.