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Posted On: 9 April 2018 08:04 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:59 pm

Nokia 1 arrives in Qatar

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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces that the Nokia 1 is now available to buy from retailers in Qatar for QAR 295.

A breakthrough in accessible technology, the Nokia 1 delivers smartphone essentials, refreshingly familiar design and the reassuring quality of a Nokia phone to fans around the world. Running the latest Android Oreo™ (Go edition), a version of Android for devices with 1GB RAM or less[i], the Nokia 1 delivers extraordinary value with an exceptional experience encompassing all the features you’d expect from a quality smartphone.

The Nokia 1 was officially launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year to great acclaim, and was awarded “Best of MWC 2018” by Expert Reviews and Alphr, and “2018 MWC Top Pick” by Android Central.

Quality of Nokia smartphones for everyone

The Nokia 1 is the champion of giving more people access to technology. With the reassuring quality and design expected of a Nokia smartphone, it keeps you connected with all your smartphone essentials and apps.

With a quad-core processor, front and rear cameras, 4G connectivity and dual SIM, the Nokia 1 elevates everything you love about feature phones in an accessible smartphone package. Combining a removable 2150 mAh battery and power-efficient IPS display, its hardware works with the optimised apps so you can make the most out of each charge.

Bringing back personalised style

The Nokia 1 brings a refreshingly familiar Nokia phone design featuring the iconic ‘Nokia smile’ in a fresh new package. Available globally in Warm Red and Dark Blue, you can also give your Nokia 1 a makeover thanks to the Xpress-on covers which come in a range of vibrant colours. Designed with the same attention to detail as the phone’s original cover, simply click on and off in seconds to express your personal style with these exchangeable covers. Inherently coloured, the tough two-tone polycarbonate cover is ready to take on every day knocks and bumps with its durable design.

Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, General Manager - Middle East, HMD Global, said: “The GCC countries have some of the highest mobile penetration rates in the world, while smartphone penetration among millennials in the GCC is in the high 90s per cent.[ii] At HMD, we strive to make smartphone technology available to all, which is why we’re bringing to the local market our most accessible smartphone ever. The Nokia 1 offers the quality and design of a Nokia smartphone with the latest Android Oreo™ (Go edition) software at an exceptional value to realise our dream of creating a complete smartphone experience, accessible to everyone.”

Pure, secure and up to date with Android Oreo™ (Go edition)

Tailored to devices with 1GB RAM or less, Android Oreo™ (Go edition) comes with a new range of apps from Google designed to run faster while consuming less data. Optimised to be smooth and fast, these include Google Go – a web search app, Google Maps™ Go, YouTube™ Go and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition), to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and do more, simply by using your voice.

With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo™ (Go edition), you get 2x more available storage out of the box compared with Android Nougat[iii]. All Nokia smartphones come with no bloatware, skins, UI changes or unnecessary apps pre-loaded onto your phone, giving you a pure Android experience. Android Oreo™ (Go edition) offers a smooth and responsive experience, while making sure your device gets the latest security updates and features, including Google Play Protect, which continuously works to keep your device, data and apps safe.

Available in Warm Red and Dark Blue, the Nokia 1 is available now for QAR 295. Xpress-on covers, sold separately, are available in Azure, Grey, Yellow and Pink.

Cover image courtesy of Nokia