Nokia 1 gets price cut in India, beats Redmi Go as most affordable Android Go phone

first_imgThe Nokia 1 (Review) is HMD Global’s first Android Go phone that was launched in India last year. The entry-level handset was launched at Rs 5,499 and has been a successful phone for the company in emerging markets like India. This week, HMD slashed the prices of the Nokia 1 along with the Nokia 6.1 Plus 6GB variant and Nokia 2.1 in the country. Following the price cut, the Nokia 1 is now available for Rs 3,999, making it the cheapest Android Go phone in the market.This also means that the Redmi Go (Review) is no longer holds the title of the most affordable Android Go phone. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Go last month priced at Rs 4,499, making it Xiaomi’s cheapest smartphone yet. HMD’s move to drop the price of the Nokia 1 seems to be a response to the Redmi Go. Alternatively, it could also signal that the company is ready to launch the Nokia 1 Plus Android Go phone in India.To recall, Google launched the Android Go program to deliver an optimised software experience for entry-level phones that come with bare-boned hardware. Android Go phones are meant to attract a large market of feature phone users and first-time smartphone users by offering low-cost, dependable smartphones. The Nokia 1 and Redmi Go are among the most notable Android Go phones in the market right now.The Nokia 1 is a compact phone that sports a 4.5 inch FWVGA (480×854) display. It is a pebble-shaped handset that supports interchangeable Xpress-On covers. The Nokia 1 gets 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage with support for expandability up to 128GB. It is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor. As for the cameras, the Nokia 1 gets a 5MP primary camera with LED flash and a 2MP selfie camera.advertisementAs an Android Go phone, the Nokia 1 ships with Android Oreo (Go edition) that comes preloaded with lightweight Google Go apps like Gmail Go, YouTube Go, Maps Go and so on. The handset houses a 2,150mAh battery.The Redmi Go has also been launched as a feature-rich affordable Android Go phone. Compared to the Nokia 1, the Redmi Go sports a bigger 5-inch screen and a sharper 720p HD resolution. The Redmi Go is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card. The Redmi Go also gets the biggest battery at 3,000mAh capacity compared to the Nokia 1.The Redmi Go also ships with Android Oreo (Go edition) with pre-loaded Google Go apps. It gets an 8MP primary camera with LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. Both the Nokia 1 and Redmi Go support 4G VoLTE and offer a 3.5mm headphone jack.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Go review: Perfect phone for first-time smartphone buyerslast_img

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