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Nokia 1 arrives in UK

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PRESS RELEASE

London, UK, 24th May 2018 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces that the Nokia 1 is now available to buy from EE, O2, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse and selected retailers for an RRP of £79.

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

Quality of Nokia smartphones for everyone

The Nokia 1 is the champion of accessible technology. With reassuring quality and design, the Nokia 1 keeps you connected with all your smartphone essentials and apps. 

With a quad-core processor, front and rear cameras and 4G connectivity, the Nokia 1 delivers everything you need in a neat, compact and fun 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 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, including Azure, Grey, Pink and Yellow. 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.

Sarah Edge, General Manager, UK and Ireland, HMD Global, said: “From kids borrowing their parents’ phones to technophobes only ever receiving a hand me down, there are lots of people in the UK who haven’t ever owned their own smartphone. It’s these people who we’ve made the incredibly accessible Nokia 1 for, which gives you all the smartphone essentials in a fun, simple to use and secure package.” 

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 twice as much available storage out of the box compared with Android Nougat[ii]. And with a built-in data manager you have more options to help you save and stay in controlof your data. 

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.

Nokia 1 is available now from £79 in a choice of two colours, Warm Red and Dark Blue through EE, O2, Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse and selected retailers. Xpress-on covers, sold separately, will be coming soon to selected retailers. 

About HMD Global

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the new home of Nokia phones and tablets. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for mobile phones and tablets. For further information, see www.hmdglobal.com

[i] down to 128MB

[ii] https://www.android.com/versions/oreo-8-0/go-edition/