Nokia 1 may be launched in March as part of the Android Go program
Unveiled back in May, Google's Android Go is meant for emerging markets where people barely afford a budget-friendly smartphone. Android Go is supposed to make wonders in places where network coverage is scarce and mobile data is expensive.
Many smartphone companies promised to support Google's initiative to launch a lightweight version of its Android operating system, including Finnish company HMD Global.
It appears that the next entry-level Nokia-branded smartphone to be launched by HMD Global, the Nokia 1 will be part of the Android Go program, which means it will be available in emerging markets first and foremost.
Running a light version of Android Oreo, Nokia 1 will pack 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage. The HD (720p) display is nothing to be ashamed of considering this is an entry-level smartphone.
Nokia 1 is expected to make its debut in various markets (including Russia) sometime in March for around €80. Nokia 1 won't be the only Android Go device to go official next year; Huawei is working on a similar cheap smartphone as well, but details are scarce at the moment.