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Nokia Launches More Affordable Android Go, One Devices

At MWC in February, Nokia announced a series of smartphones that range from Android Go to midrange and flagship Android One devices.

During an event in Moscow today, HMD Global launched devices for the lower-end of its portfolio that focuses on providing international audiences with pure Android and future updates.

Launched last October, HMD Global is refreshing the Nokia 2. With a 4,000 mAh battery, the Nokia 2.1 features a larger 5.5-inch HD display and Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage with microSD card expandability.

Nokia notes that the new processor results in 10% less power usage. The large battery that already lasts two days gains three hours of additional life as a result of these performance optimizations. Meanwhile, the polycarbonate design features stereo speakers for a focus on media consumption. An 8-megapixel rear-camera is complimented by 5-megapixel front-facer.

Like the Nokia 1 at MWC, it runs Android Oreo Go with the operating system and apps optimized for these low-power devices. It will be available this July for $115 in select markets.

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