HMD Global has announced the Nokia 1.4, a budget phone that runs on Android Go and features a dual camera. In this article we list the specifications for you.
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Nokia 1.4 officially unveiled
The Nokia 1.4 succeeds the Nokia 1.3, one of the cheapest Android phones at the moment. The smartphone will be in Dutch stores in April, but the suggested retail price will be announced later. The device will probably cost around 100 euros, just like other phones in the Nokia 1 series. This makes the Nokia 1.4 very affordable and suitable as an entry-level phone.
The specifications are not great, but certainly not bad. The device has a large 6.51 inch screen with an HD resolution and a small notch at the top for the selfie camera. You can take self-portraits in 5 megapixels, while there are even two cameras on the back. The 8 megapixel main camera is assisted by a 2 megapixel macro camera. With the latter you can take very close pictures, for example of a flower or insect. We also see this feature on many other cheap smartphones, such as the Motorola Moto E7 Plus and Poco M3.
Runs on Android Go
The Nokia 1.4 runs on Android 10 (Go Edition), which is a modified version of the mobile operating system for smartphones with slower hardware. Apps are smaller and lighter, so they run better and don’t take up too much storage. That is a good thing, because the Snapdragon 215 chip is not the fastest and there is relatively little memory (from 1GB) and storage (from 16GB).
Nokia promises that the 1.4 will be updated to Android 11 (Go Edition) and will receive guaranteed security updates for three years. The battery is 4000 mAh and, according to the company, lasts for two days on a full charge. Charging is done via an outdated micro-USB connection and there is no fast charging. There is a Google Assistant button, fingerprint scanner on the back, dual SIM support and micro-SD card slot.
As mentioned, the Nokia 1.4 will be available in the Netherlands from April. The device appears in three colors: blue, purple and brown. As soon as it is known what the budget telephone will cost, you will of course read it Android Planet.