Both phones also have an AI-enhanced face release, a feature that, although seemingly useful, was largely unexplained by HMD. Oh, and the on / off buttons on both devices also have warning LEDs built in, which apparently "breathe" instead of blink when warnings come in, just because.
For those on a lower budget there is also an updated version of Nokia 1 from last year, the Nokia 1 Plus. It's an Android 9 Go device that should tell you all about the power we're working with – there's a quad-core MediaTek chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz on the inside, along with 1 GB of RAM and 8 or more 16 GB of storage space. Curiously, the best version of the phone – also known as the phone with a microSD slot – is only available in Latin America. Rounding off the package is a walkable eight-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel front-facer, a headphone jack and a relatively modest 2500 mAh battery.
Surprisingly, the design of the Nokia 1 Plus is the best. Instead of sticking to the smooth polycarbonate that we saw in last year's model, HMD went with a heavier, textured finish that looks great in red. And despite the fact that this thing would only cost you $ 100, there's a decent 5.45-inch, 18: 9 screen here. That is not bad, especially because the 1 Plus is tailor-made for emerging markets.