Android toned down version Android Go was unveiled last December but is yet to be seen on any device. But according to a report from a blog post by Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer, this will likely change at the MWC 2018 event where we may see the first device with Android Go. The blog though didn’t specify which OEM will be launched at the event, but a tip shared to Android Authority the device may be from General Mobile.
The device will be called General Mobile GM 8 Go and will have a plastic body, so we can assume it will be in the budget segment. According to the leak, the device will feature a 5.03 inch 18:9 LCD with a resolution of HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) and a pixel density of 320 PPI. It will be powered by a MediaTek 6739 chipset coupled with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal space.
The GM 8 Go will have a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera for selfies and video calling. It will be backed by a 3,500 mAh battery. Other features include a fingerprint sensor at the rear. 3.5 mm headphone jack, bottom-mounted speakers and will run Android 8.1 Oreo Go edition. Current there is no other information about the specs of the device.
GM 8 Go is based on the GM 8 series of smartphones developed by General mobiles. Though this will likely be the first one to be launched in the market, it isn’t the first one to be announced. Micromax already unveiled its Bharat Go, it’s Android Go smartphone in January. Though the specs are still unknown, the device was supposed to launch in January 2018, but we are still waiting for that to happen.
Another smartphone manufacturer Nokia is rumoured to unveil an Android Go smartphone at the same MWC 2018 event. The device dubbed the Nokia 1, will sport an HD (1280 x 720 pixels) offer 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage with expandable options.