Mid-March release for £89.99 handset
HMD Global has announced the Nokia 1.4, its latest entry-level smartphone.
The 4G device, which is set for a mid-March launch in the UK, has a starting price of £89.99 and has a large screen and battery life for managing different household tasks.
Running on the Qualcomm 215 Mobile Platform, it comes in 1GB, 2GB, and 3GB RAM variants, with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage variants. These variants all support microSD support up to 128GB.
It has a 6.517-inch HD+ screen with a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 4,000mAh battery, which HMD says will offer 26 days standby time, 65 hours of audio playback, 8.5 hours of video playback and 17 hours of 4G calling.
The manufacturer hopes the device can provide an affordable option to users who want a strong video calling option. “Be it managing work emails, paying bills or keeping the kids busy with online extracurricular activities, our designers addressed the fact that millions of families around the world are spending more time at home,” said HMD chief product officer Juho Sarvikas.
“In response, we increased the size of the screen on the Nokia 1.4 to the maximum capacity so parents, carers and children can stay connected and productive.”
The Nokia 1.4 has a 3.5mm headphone jack with Micro-USB charging. For accessibility, it has a Google Assistant button and a fingerprint sensor.
Its camera consists of an 8MP main sensor and a 2MP macro lens, and a 5MP front camera.
In software terms, it runs Android 10 Go Edition, with HMD promising an upgrade to Android 11 Go Edition. This follows its announcement that it has begun rolling out Android 11 to its devices, starting with the Nokia 8.3 5G.
Upon release, it will be available in Fjord, Charcoal and Dusk colours.