The smartphones under the Android One label are the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 6 (2018). These devices will all run a very barebones Android OS, meaning no amounts of bloatware should come preloaded on the device. With Android One, that also means they should receive timely updates, which is never a bad thing.
As detailed, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is basically the flagship of this Android One trio, sporting a 5.5″ POLED QHD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, dual rear-facing cameras with Carl Zeiss optics, 3260mAh battery, IP67 rating, and a clean install of Android 8.0.
For those not looking to pay flagship money for a device running last year’s Snapdragon chipset, Nokia now also has an updated Nokia 6 (pictured above). This device features a 5.5″ FHD display, Snapdragon 630 processor, 3 or 4GB RAM depending on the storage option, 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, fingerprint reader, and it too runs Android 8.0. According to Nokia, the latest Nokia 6 will be priced at a global average of €279, making it a pretty solid contender in the mid-range market.
The last phone in the Android One family is the Nokia 7 Plus, featuring a 6″ display (18:9, 1080 x 2160), Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 12-megapixel + 13-megapixel rear-facing cameras, fingerprint reader, and again, Android 8.0 that should be updated timely. Nokia mentions the 7 Plus should be available with an average global price of €399 in early April.
Nokia also announced an Android Go device, the Nokia 1. This device comes with an extremely affordable price of $85, plus a clean and easily updatable version of Oreo. For $85, you can’y expect the greatest specs, but it does come with a 4.5″ IPS display (854×480), MediaTek (MT6737M) quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, dual SIM slots, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, plus a removable 2150mAh battery.
Here’s availability and pricing details straight from Nokia.
- Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available from early April for a global average retail price of €749.
- Nokia 7 Plus will be available from early April for a global average retail price of €399.
- New Nokia 6 will be available from May for a global average retail price of €279.
- Nokia 1 will be available from early April for a global average retail price of $85.
Nokia fans, what do you think?
// HMD Global