[MWC 2019]: Nokia 1 Plus Android Go smartphone, Nokia 210 feature phone announced

“The Nokia 1 Plus is an Android Go (Pie Edition) smartphone, while Nokia 210 is a feature phone with dual SIM support”

HMD Global today delivered its much-awaited Nokia 9 PureView smartphone at an event in Barcelona, Spain. Alongside it, the brand also took the wraps off Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 1 Plus, and Nokia 210 mobile phones. We’re going to talk about Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 210 handsets here. While the former is an Android Go device with basic specifications, the Nokia 210 is a feature phone with dual SIM support.

Nokia 1 Plus

Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 210 price and availability

The average global Nokia 1 Plus price is set as $99 (about Rs 7,000) and the smartphone will be up for grabs starting early March. The average global Nokia 210 price is $35 (about Rs 2,500) and the feature phone will be available for purchase starting next week. The former will be available in Black, Red, and Blue, while the Nokia 210 comes in Red, Grey, and Black hues.

Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 210 specifications

Starting with the Nokia 1 Plus smartphone, it comes pre-loaded with the latest Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) and a suite of compatible apps out of the box. It sports a 5.45-inch IPS FWVGA+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and rocks an entry-level 1.5GHz MediaTek’s quad-core MT6739WW chipset under the hood. The SoC is paired with a gigabyte of RAM and 8GB of user-expandable storage. 

For photography, the Nokia 1 Plus features a single camera with an 8-megapixel sensor and LED flash on the rear and a 5-megapixel FF selfie shooter. A 2,500mAh battery keeps the device up and running. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB 2.0, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Just like last year, there’s no fingerprint sensor on the successor of Nokia 1 smartphone. 

Nokia 210

The Nokia 210, meanwhile, is a good old-fashioned phone with a small 2.4-inch coloured QVGA non-touch screen display with an alpha-numeric keypad just below. The handset runs Nokia’s Series 3O+ and has an app store to download games and apps. As for connectivity, the company claims that it offers dual SIM support, although the SIM cards can support only 3G network speeds. Other features include rear camera with LED flash, a torchlight, FM Radio, 4MB RAM, 16MB ROM, and FM radio. Lastly, a removable 1,020mAh battery with up to “22 days” standby time fuels the device. It will be available in Red, Grey, and Black colours.