Android Go that was unveiled in May this year through the Google I/O 2017 event, it is a lightweight version of Android that is meant for emerging markets. It is designed for regions where network connectivity is poor and mobile data is costly. Many smartphone OEMs including HMD Global had confirmed they would be supporting the new initiative from Google. Fresh information shared by well-known tech journalist Eldar Murtazin states that HMD Global may launch Nokia 1 in the first quarter of next year as an Android Go device.
Murtazin claims that the lighter version of Android Oreo will come preinstalled on the Nokia 1. It will be arriving with an HD display. However, its exact size is not known. There is no information available on the processor that will be powering the Nokia 1. The unknown processor will be coupled with 1 GB of RAM. It will be featuring an internal storage of 8 GB.
He has added that the Nokia 1 will be made available in multiple markets including Russia in March with a pricing of about 80 euros (~$95). Apart Nokia, even Huawei is rumored to be working on an Android Go phone that will arriving with similar pricing. However, there is no information available on its specs.