Nokia 1 Android Go Smartphone Revealed Through Leaks

HMD global has been constantly releasing smartphones running stock Android throughout 2017. Recently the Nokia 1 was leaked which may be the cheapest Android smartphone from the brand. This smartphone will allegedly be powered by Android Go. The newly surfaced images have been spotted on Chinese microblogging website Baidu.

The two images that have been leaked show the phone with and without a back cover. The images show the phone’s rear and not much has been disclosed about the display from the recent leaks. The phone was also rumored late last year which gave some details about what lay underneath its hood.

As per the leaks, the phone is expected to sport a single camera situated on the back below which an LED flash is located. The phone maintains an industrial design with nothing too fancy.

The image also hints that the phone may be built out of plastic. The Nokia 1 shares some resemblance to the existing Nokia 2 which is currently the cheapest Android phone offered by Nokia.

Underneath its hood, the upcoming smartphone is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 212 chipset. It will also pack in 1GB of RAM and will be offered with 8GB of internal storage. This is likely to be further expandable through a microSD card. In the display department, the phone will probably be equipped with an HD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

The major highlight of this device, however, has to be on the software front. The phone will be powered by Android Go. Google recently announced this operating system which has been specially designed for low-end smartphones packing in less than 1GB of RAM. With Android Go, Google has aimed to bring latest updates to entry-level smartphones.

Android Go in addition to latest updates will also bring better data management capabilities and security benefits. In addition to that, the smartphone will run a clean stock Android experience similar to other offerings by Nokia. The Nokia 1 is likely to be released sometime in March this year. What are your thoughts?