Nokia brings Android One, Android Go, and nostalgia to MWC 2018

Nokia was saving a ton of ammo for MWC, and today they unveiled a total of five new devices for the world to see. There’s some Android Go experimentation, a few Android One devices, and even a nostalgic throwback to those of us who miss the simpler phones of the 2000’s.

As for the three Android One devices, you’ll get the Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 7 Plus, and the Nokia 6. No, not that Nokia 6, the 2018 version.

The Nokia 8 is the definitive flagship from Nokia’s camp this year, sporting a Snapdragon 835 CPU, a 5.5-inch QHD screen, 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage, and a dual camera system. It’s running a very clean, stripped down version of Android, too, so if you’re looking for that pure Android feel and don’t want to go with the Pixel, looks like Nokia has you covered.

The Nokia 7 is a bit more wallet-friendly, opting for a 6-inch display, Snapdragon 660 CPU, 4GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, and a fingerprint scanner. It’s also part of the Android One program, so expect clean software and quick updates.

The new Nokia 6 is a slightly updated version of last year’s phone, running a Snapdragon 630 CPU, a 16-megapixel camera, a fingerprint scanner, and either 3 or 4GB of RAM pending your storage configuration.

Outside of the Android One options, Nokia has announced the Nokia 1 which will run Android Go. It’s extremely slimmed down in the OS department, but it’s also only $85. That price tag will get you a 4.5-inch IPS display, a MediaTek quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM with 8GB of storage, and a dual-SIM configuration.

The Nokia 8 and Nokia 7 will be available in April for €749 and €399, respectively, while the Nokia 6 will launch in May for €279. These prices are subject to change depending on what part of the world you’re in.

But let’s say you don’t want a smartphone anymore. You want some simpler to just make a few phone calls and send the occasional text. That’s pretty weird in 2018, I won’t lie, but if that’s you, Nokia has just the thing for you.

Meet the Nokia 8110, a reimaging of the classic Nokia phone design. It’s a feature phone with a slick slideout keyboard and a Qualcomm CPU, mobile hotspot capabilities, and a fantastic banana yellow color scheme. It even has Snake for those long wait times.

I know what I’m buying this year.


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.