Introducing the Nokia 1 Android (Go edition) smartphone

Nokia 1. Picture: Supplied

Nokia 1. Picture: Supplied

Available in warm red and ink blue, the Nokia 1 smartphone retails from R999.

A breakthrough in accessible technology, the Nokia 1 delivers smartphone essentials, familiar design and the quality of Nokia.

Running the latest Android Oreo (Go edition), a version of Android for devices with 1GB RAM or less[i], it delivers value with an experience encompassing all the features you’d expect from a quality smartphone.

Quality of Nokia

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

With a quad-core processor, front and rear cameras, 4G connectivity and dual SIM, it provides everything in an accessible package.

Combining a removable 2150mAh 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 phone, running on Android (Go edition) brings a familiar Nokia phone design featuring the iconic “Nokia smile” in a new package.

Available in warm red and dark blue, you can also give it a makeover, thanks to the Xpresson 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. The tough two-tone polycarbonate cover is ready to take on everyday knocks and bumps with its durable design.

General manager Shaun Durandt said: “There are more than 1.3 billion feature phone users around the world, many from markets in Asia and Africa[ii].

“As the value market leader in feature phones, we understand the barriers and challenges people face when it comes to the step up to a smartphone, which is why we’ve made our most accessible smartphone ever.

“With the Nokia 1, we have realised our dream of creating a complete smartphone experience, accessible to all South Africans.”

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 two times 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 preloaded on to 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 ink blue, the Nokia 1 smartphone retails from R999 through Cell C, MTN, Vodacom and leading retail stores.

  • [i] Up to 128MB.
  • [ii] According to Counter Point Research.
  • [iii] versions/oreo-8-0/go-edition/

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