Nokia 1 with Android Oreo Go announced at MWC 2018

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MWC also saw HMD Global announce Nokia 1, which is an Android Oreo Go edition phone along with Nokia 6 Android One edition. The new Nokia 1 smartphone is the most affordable budget smartphone of Nokia and it comes before Nokia 2.

There's no shortage of new phones at MWC 2018, but how many offer an 18:9 display and Android Oreo for as little as £100? Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor clocked at 1.1GHz and paired with Mali720 GPU.

These days all phones have cameras, and so do these two Android Go devices. Aside from the details we've mentioned already, the device sports a 5.7-inch HD+ (1440 x 720) display, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The phone does make up for the lack of hardware specifications on the camera front with some enhancements through software.

You get only 16GB of internal storage out of the box, but there's a micro-SD card slot if you need more space for pictures and videos. It comes with 3,000mAh battery and relies on USB-C port.

Where some western companies see this as a weakness, in other markets it's being embraced - General Mobile's slogan is now "Always the latest from Google", and the company's making a big push around Google Photos and its unlimited free high quality storage with both phones. A bunch of popular names are in there, led by Nokia, Alcatel and ZTE, but you can expect this segment to be dominated by mostly no-name Chinese OEMs, but don't write off several others from India and Europe, among other regions. So all the music lovers can rejoice their time by listening to various radio stations through this entry-level device.

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But Android Go wouldn't do much for performance if you kept using the same power-hungry apps - which is why it has a suite of apps created to make the most of lower end phones.

The picture in picture, notification dots, update to Google security patch 2018- 2, Google play protect security scans, autofill passwords, and faster boot up are the new features included in Android 8.0 Oreo. Sporting dual cameras, USB-C, and a 5.5-inch HD display, it was clear that the game was no longer about mass market feature phones, although that strategy appeared to finally be paying off. It loads properly on the device and allows you to explore what you want easily. You also wouldn't know by looking at the screen that this is the lightweight Android Go version of the software.

Android Oreo was released for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and both Pixel smartphones, but the ZTE Tempo offers the latest and most sophisticated Oreo version, Android 8.1 Oreo, more up-to-date than even some more expensive flagships.

There haven't really been too many big surprises at MWC 2018, with Samsung effectively depressing the likelihood of its competitors announcing anything too insane as the Samsung S9 sucks most of the wind out of the already niche European phone fair.