Nokia 1 Android Go Phone Announced – Priced at $85

Nokia has announced several new phones today at Mobile World Congress including the company’s first Android Go edition phone, the Nokia 1.  Much like the Alcatel 1X announced earlier today, the Nokia 1 is a budget friendly phone with a MediaTek MT6737M SoC, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.  It has a 4.5″ display with a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie camera.

Nokia has indicated that the phone will be priced at a very budget friendly $85 in the markets it is made available in but, at this time, it is unclear which markets that will be just yet.  It is almost certainly emerging markets but it could make its way to established markets too.

Other specs include 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 and a 2150mAh battery.  That battery may seem tiny by today’s standards but given the specs of this phone and the small 4.5″ screen, I suspect it will be plenty to get most people through the day.  The Nokia 1 does have a headphone jack and is charged via the MicroUSB port.

Nokia 1 Android Go Phone

Nokia 1 Android Go Phone

What is clear is that Nokia is aiming the 1 to be a serious contender in the Android Go phones that are coming to market.  While the specs are already topped by the Alcatel 1X, for those that are looking for a sub-$100, this one will be a viable option.

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