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Previously rumored, it’s now official that an Android Go-powered smartphone from HMD Global (who owns the Nokia brand name under a certain agreement) through the announcement made at the on-going Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 at Barcelona, Spain in the name of Nokia 1.

Android Go is a lightweight version of Android that is optimized to run into less powerful hardware while bringing a better software experience. It’s bundled with some ‘Go’ versions of apps as well, such as Files Go, Google Maps Go, and perhaps, Gmail Go. The apps are intended to work even on spotty or even without any internet connection (well, not permanently).

Specifications

The Nokia 1 sports a small 4.5-inch display (well, consider the standard nowadays is at least 5-inch) with an old-school front panel design and curved body that makes it really look like a budget smartphone.

The back of the phone features a single-firing camera with a single flash, along with a mono speaker at the bottom. Also inside is an 8GB internal storage expandable via microSD card and 1GB of RAM, making it ideal for Android Go.

Availability and Price

The Nokia 1 will be available starting early April for around $85 (around PhP4K), and will be available on key markets by the said date.

Other details soon to follow via updates!