Well known, even notorious industrial spy Eldar Murtazin, who previously leaked a lot of information related to Nokia devices, and regularly leaks stuff about mobile industry, posted on Twitter info about an alleged Nokia 1. I have to say that not all information he released turned out to be true, so it is wise to take everything he says with a pinch of salt. His statement is also interesting because it is the first time we see “Nokia 1” mentioned, and the 1 is a logical step in HMD’s smartphone nomenclature.
Nokia 1 – Android Go, 5990. HD, IPS, 1/8gb – пристойный корпус. Март. Пока сырой. У Хуавея такой же и цена 4990 или 5490, еще не решено
Murtazin mentions that the 1 should come running Android Go, a version of Google’s Android Oreo OS optimized for low end devices. The built in memory should be 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, while the IPS LCD screen should have an HD resolution. He mentions March 2018 as the announcement or release date, which suggest that we could see the 1 announced at MWC in February, and available a month after.
Furthermore, Eldar sets the price at 5990 rubles, which is €87.5 or roughly $100. In Russia, Nokia 2 currently sells for 7990 rubles or €115, meaning that a global price for the alleged Nokia 1 could go lower than 90 euros that could be the price for the Russian market. Considering the Nokia 3310 is priced at about €60, the Nokia 1 could be priced at €80, and to make the deal sweeter, the rumored QWERTY Nokia mobile phone under the model number TA-1047 could go between the two, at €70. That would make a well rounded (ultra) low end portfolio, if you ask me.
What do you think? Is a Nokia 1 possible next year and what should the price and specs look like? Tell us down below. 🙂