HMD announced 4 new Nokia smartphones and 1 feature phone yesterday, with the Nokia 9 Pureview taking the spotlight.
However, the rest are phones that are aimed at the budget market. This include the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 1 Plus and Nokia 210. These phones will eventually end up in Kenya according to HMD.
This was a surprise announcement since Nokia refrains from releasing devices with a ‘4’ moniker branding due to Asian culture. Here are the quick specifications
- 5.71 inch 720p TFT display
- 2GB/3GB of RAM
- 16GB/32GB internal storage
- Micro SD expansion
- 13MP f/2.2 main camera, 2MP depth sensor with night mode
- 8MP selfie camera
- Dedicated Google Assistant Key
- Pulsating notification light on power key
- NFC/FM radio/ Fingerprint scanner
- 3000mAh battery
- Comes in Black and Pink Sand
The Nokia 4.2 will retail for $169 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB Model.
The Nokia 3.2 is an update to the Nokia 3.1 and the Nokia 3.1 plus. Here are some of its key specs:
- 6.26 inch 720p TFT display with a waterdrop shaped notch that is bigger than the one on the Nokia 3.1 and the 3.1 Plus
- Snapdragon 429 chipset
- 2GB or 3GB or RAM
- 16GB or 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded with MicroSD
- 13MP main camera
- 5MP selfie camera that supports face unlock
- Power key notification light
- Dedicated Google Assistant key
- 4000 mAh battery
- 4G/ FM radio/ Fingerprint scanner (only on the 32GB model)
The Nokia 3.2 will retail for $139 for the 16GB model and $169 for the 32GB modek,
Nokia 1 Plus
The Nokia 1 Plus is an upgrade of the Nokia 1 that was announced in February last year. Here are its specifications.
- Larger 5.45 inch IPS display with a resolution of 480 x 960
- Mediatek MT6739 chipset
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage that can be expanded with a MicroSD card
- 8MP primary camera
- 5MP selfie camera
- 2500 mAh battery
- Android Pie
The Nokia 1 Plus will retail for $89 and will ship in three colours: black, red and blue. Interesting enough, there will be a limited 16GB model that will go on sale in Latin America for $99.
This is the only phone on the list that is not a smartphone. Feature phones are still used in large parts of the world and the market is decidedly huge. Here are its specs:
- 2.4 inch 320 x 240 display
- S30+ OS
- 16MP internal memory
- 1020 mAH battery
- Uses the older and much bigger SIM card (not microSIM or nanoSIM)
- Supports the GSM 900 and 1800 networks
- FM radio/MiroUSB port
The Nokia 210 comes in three colours: Red. grey and charcoal. It will retail for only $35.