The Nokia brand is no stranger to anybody. In the past year, the brand has seen a resurgence thanks to the valiant efforts of HMD Global. Last year, the brand saw a return to the limelight with the launch of the reimagined Nokia 3310, the Nokia 3, 5 and 6. This year, the company once again made waves at MWC 2018 with the announcement of a bevvy of smartphones which have yet to arrive to countries around the globe. The Nokia 1 and Nokia 7 Plus are now coming to a local store near you.
Nokia 1: The Stylish Entry Level, 4G Smartphone
The Nokia 1 is HMD Global’s first smartphone which runs on the Android GO. Android GO brings a light weight version of the Google’s Android operating system (OS). The Nokia 1 will be launching with Android 8.1Oreo GO edition, the latest version of the operating system.
The smartphone will be running on the quad-core Mediatek MT6737M clocked at 1.1GHz with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. If you need extra storage, you’ll be able to expand the storage with a microSD card slot with up to an additional 128GB of memory.
The entry level smartphone sports a 5-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel selfie camera. It also has a 4.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 485×854 pixels.
You can get a full rundown of the device specifications in our coverage of its initial announcement.
Nokia 7 Plus: Affordable Flagship Performance
The Nokia 7 Plus is HMD Global’s Flagship for this year. The device brings the quality that the brand was once known for. It also features ZEISS camera modules.
The flagship 7 Plus comes with the octacore (8-core) Snapdragon 660 processor clocked at 1.8GHz. This is supported by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. As with most Android devices, you’ll be able to expand the storage by an additional 256GB with a microSD card.
On the display front, the 7 Plus comes with a Full HD+ 6.0-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. It also comes with a dual 12-megapixel + 12-megapixel ZEISS sensor for the main camera and 16-megapixel ZEISS sensor for the selfie camera.
You can refer to our coverage of the original MWC announcement for the full rundown of the Nokia 7 Plus.
Pricing & Availability
The Nokia 1 will be available for RM339 starting 13 April 2018. It will be available in Warm Red and Dark Blue. XpressOn covers will be available for RM39.90 for a pair.
The Flagship Nokia 7 Plus will be available starting 20 April 2018 for RM1,699. It will be available in Black/Copper and White Copper.
Also published on Medium.