HMD Global has launched the entry-level Nokia 1 smartphone in India. The device is the first ever Android Go smartphone from the company, and was originally announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) tech show in Barcelona last month. The Nokia 1 has been priced at Rs 5,499, and will be available at all leading online and offline outlets from tomorrow, March 28.
The Nokia 1 is being offered in two different colors – Red and Dark Blue. HMD is also offering optional ‘Xpress On’ covers that have been priced at Rs. 450 apiece, and will be available starting next month. They will be available in 2 different colors, including an Azure + Grey unit and a Yellow + Pink one.
Nokia 1 Hardware Specs
|4.5 inches IPS LCD, FWVGA 854 x 480 resolution
|Mediatek MT6737M (Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Mali-T720 GPU)
|Android 8.0 (Oreo Go)
Nokia 1 Promotional Offers
The Nokia 1 also comes with a number of launch offers from a whole host of companies, starting with telecom operators, banks, financial service providers, and more. To start off, Jio is offering Rs. 2,200 cashback to all buyers of the Nokia 1. The money will be credited to the users’ MyJio account in the form of 44 vouchers worth Rs 50 each. Jio customers will also get 60GB of additional data as part of the launch offer.
Nokia 1 owners will also be eligible for a complimentary 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance from Servify, although, they’ll have to open a Kotak 811 savings account with a Rs. 1,000 deposit to claim the insurance. redBus is also offering a 20% discount to Nokia 1 owners for their first booking on the platform.
Nokia 1 Pricing and Availability
Nokia 1 will be available tomorrow at stores and e-commerce sites, and even though it has admittedly modest hardware, the big story here is the software. If Android Go indeed provides a near-stock smooth experience – and if Nokia’s brand goodwill in India delivers the sales – we could have a surefire hit on our hands.