HMD World could also be engaged on an Android-based function telephone and its first vacation spot could also be India.
Nokia 3310 (Supply: Reuters)
- Nokia 400 could also be an Android-based function telephone from HMD World.
- The Nokia 400 might arrive with partnership with an Indian telecom firm.
- The telephone will include the fee and TV app of this telecom firm.
The formidable venture that entails Google working for even cheaper Android units got here to mild final 12 months when the rumours round Nokia 400 started. The Nokia 400 obtained the certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance final 12 months. This meant the telephone is real and within the pipeline however HMD by no means launched it. A 12 months later, there may be once more a hearsay that means Nokia 400 might as properly be actual and headed to India first.
In line with Hikari Calyx, a tipster well-known for Nokia associated information, the GAFP keypad telephone is true. GAFP stands for Google Android for Function Telephones that’s going to energy the following era of function telephones. The tipster additional mentioned this telephone from HMD World is made for “a random Indian operator”. Now, there may be not ample info to infer what this operator might be however it’ll be both Airtel or Reliance Jio. This operator will even preload its fee and stay TV app on this Nokia gadget.
Not solely this bit of data however Calyx additionally shared what appears like a screenshot of the launcher on this GAFP Nokia telephone. There may be going to be help for a show with a decision of practically 240×320, though there’s a risk to upscale this for telephones with 480×640 pixel screens. The screenshot exhibits Google Assistant with microphone help, Chrome browser, YouTube, and Nokia Digital camera app, along with the app launcher. This interface looks as if probably the most watered-down model of Android for telephones and it might as properly be practical sufficient for this upcoming telephone. In actual fact, the tipster has mentioned that porting this interface to KaiOS units “must be” potential.
The Nokia 400, as per final 12 months’s listings, can be a function telephone with 512MB of RAM, 4GB of inner reminiscence, and a Unisoc processor (SC9820e). And the main spotlight goes to be Android help on this telephone, which can push Google into a fair inexpensive phase for telephones. Proper now, KaiOS is the most well-liked working system for function telephones in India, accessible on a spread of Nokia function telephones and Reliance Jio Cellphone. Jio Cellphone is likely one of the best-selling low-cost telephones in India and there are rumours that the following Jio Cellphone will use Android — one thing that HMD can also be reportedly working with Nokia 400. This Jio Cellphone might value round Rs 4,000 as and when its launch takes place however that’s one thing we have no idea proper now.