HMD Global confirms the launch date of Nokia 1 along with Nokia 9 and Nokia 7


The official launch date of the Nokia 1 smartphone has been confirmed. HMD Global will most likely launch Nokia 1 at the MWC 2018 on February 25, 2018. However, the pre-order for the handset is expected to start by the first week of March.

In addition to Nokia 1, the Finland-based company is also gearing up to launch Nokia 3310 4G, Nokia 9, Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 at the annual event. Juho Sarvikas took to Twitter and revealed the imminent launch of the smartphones and the team has been busy preparing for the MWC 2018. He also apologized for his radio silence.

Unlike standard Android smartphones, the Nokia 1 will be pre-loaded with the lightweight Android Go based on Android Oreo. Moreover, the device will also ship with trimmed versions of a wide range of apps. There are reports that Google is planning to open a separate category exclusively forAndroid Go based apps.

The Nokia smartphone will most likely ship with a 5-inch HD IPS display, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Expected to be designed using a polycarbonate body, the Nokia 1 will carry entry level camera specifications. We expect the addition of 8MP rear camera alongside 5MP front-facing camera sensor.

The Nokia 1 will launch at MWC 2018 in the US followed by other countries such as India. The company will probably conduct a separate launch event in India to launch the smartphone.

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