Rumors are right after all. During HMD’s MWC event yesterday, Juho Sarvikas, CPO for HMD Global, has presented the Nokia 1 Plus on stage. It borrows almost the same aesthetic as the Nokia 1, albeit larger in size. We can’t also deny its resemblance to the old Lumia line-up with polycarbonate shell and matted paint job.
One thing it also borrowed from its
predecessor, the Nokia 1, is the use of the Android Go Edition software. The
Nokia 1 Plus is the cheapest Nokia smartphone during at the launch, and like
any other cheap smartphones, the hardware will not fair well with full-blown
Android. This time though, the Nokia 1 Plus is among the first smartphones to
ship with Android Pie Go Edition.
For the complete specs, the Nokia 1
Plus has a 5.45” FWGA+ IPS LCD panel. Unlike the Nokia 1, the display on Nokia
1 Plus is on 18:9 aspect ratio, giving it a more modern look than its
predecessor. The phone is powered by quad-core Mediatek SoC (MTMT6739WW)
clocked at 1.5GHz.
There will be 1GB of RAM, which, by
the way, is enough for a Go Edition handset. Unfortunately, there is only 8GB
ROM to cater all the applications, but is expandable via MicroSD card slot.
Keeping the lights on is the 2500mAh battery. It seems lower than as we might
have expect from a 2019 device, but considering the hardware it’ll be powering,
the battery juice, in theory, would be enough.
For the imaging, the Nokia 1 Plus is
also a step up from the Nokia 1. The rear-facing camera is now an 8-megapixel
sensor from the previous 5-megapixel. On the front, the Nokia 1 Plus now
employs a 5-megapixel sensor, step-up from the ancient 2-megapixel selfie of
the Nokia 1. HMD also boast the “beautify” option on the Nokia 1 Plus for
The Nokia 1 Plus will be available from mid-March for a global retail price of only 99 USD. The color option includes Black, Red, and Blue.
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