It was recently reported that HMD Global is working on its first Android Go smartphone, likely to be called Nokia 1. An entry-level handset, this model will run the stripped-down version of Android Oreo, and will come with apps that consume fewer resources, such as Google Maps Go, Files Go, Google Go, etc. The Nokia 1 will be positioned below the Nokia 2, and is expected to unveil in late February, at Mobile World Congress. Now, a new leak might have given us a look at the Nokia 1 design.
On China’s Baidu, a user has posted two images that are expected to be of the Nokia 1 smartphone. Both images show only the back panel of the device, though there is one major difference between the two. The camera and LED lens on one image is covered by a polycarbonate, while in the other photo, the module is surrounded by glass. This suggests HMD Global is still in the process of deciding the final Nokia 1 design, and is considering at least two prototypes.
Other than the difference in the camera module design, both photos show the Nokia 1 may feature rounded corners, and a polycarbonate back panel with the Nokia logo in the middle. As always, since there is no official word, readers are advised to take this leak with a pinch of salt.
According to an earlier leak, Nokia 1 will be among the first Android Go smartphones, and will be priced at RUB 5,990 (approximately Rs. 6,670). It is said to have an HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of onboard storage. It is expected to launch alongside the Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus at MWC 2018 in Barcelona.
HMD Global recently took the covers off the new Nokia 6 (2018) smartphone, a follow-up to the Nokia 6 model launched last year. The company is also expected to unveil its flagship smartphone – likely to be named Nokia 9 – at an event on January 19, alongside the Nokia 8 (2018) model.