HMD Global launched the entry-level Nokia 2 smartphone recently with a 4000mAh battery, but it chose to go with the Snapdragon 212 SoC and 1GB of RAM that doesn’t offer the best performance. Now Eldar Murtazin of Mobile-Review who was once popular for Nokia leaks says that Nokia is planning to introduce Nokia 1, another entry-level Android smartphone next year, but this time it is rumored to partner with Google for the Android Oreo (Go edition) that will be based on Android 8.1 (Oreo).
As Google had announced at the launch of Oreo (Go edition), the OS is aimed at low-cost Android devices that have 512MB to 1GB of RAM that promises a smooth and efficient software experience, better data management and better saving. The Nokia 1 is said to feature 1GB of RAM with 8GB of internal storage and a HD IPS display.
Google already said that the Android Oreo (Go edition) is optimized to deliver 15% faster performance, security, data management and 2x more storage since it has fewer pre-installed apps and smaller app sizes with customized versions of Google apps.
Other details of the Nokia 1 are not known yet, but it is rumored to cost 5990 Ruble (US$ 104 / Rs. 6673 approx.) and is said to arrive in March 2018. It will likely come with 4G VoLTE support.