HMD Global has introduced its first smartphone in 2021. The budget model Nokia 1.4 turned out to be so simple that it received a simplified version of the OS – Android 10 Go.
Nokia 1.4 is promised an update to Android 11, also in the Go version. One of the features of the model is the fingerprint scanner, which is not often found in smartphones of this price range.
Nokia 1.4 is equipped with a 6.51-inch HD+ screen, 5MP front camera, dual rear camera (8MP with autofocus and 2MP macro), 4000 mAh battery, 1,2 or 3 GB of RAM (varies by region), 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB (varies by region), Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 SoC.
LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / AGPS are supported, there is a 3.5mm audio jack for headphones and FM radio (headphones required). The dimensions are 166.42 x 76.72 x 8.7 mm and the weight is 178 g.
Nokia 1.4 will go on sale Today. In Europe, the price starts at 99 euros ($119).
Nokia 1.4 specifications
- 6.517-inch (1600 x 720 pixels) HD+ 20:9 display
- 1.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 215 Mobile Platform with Adreno 308 GPU
- 1GB RAM with 16GB / 2GB RAM with 32GB storage / 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 10 (Go Edition), upgradable to Android 11 (Go Edition)
- Single / Dual SIM
- 8MP rear camera, 2MP macro camera, LED flash
- 5MP front camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm jack, FM Radio, Google Assistant Button
- Dimensions: 166.42 × 76.72 × 8.7mm; Weight: 178g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, micro USB
- 4000mAh non-removable battery with 5w charging
Nokia phones are the most trusted devices on Counterpoint ranking
HMD Global may not be having the best of the years since the revival of Nokia smartphones. However, this is pretty much understandable since the company suffered during Q1 and Q2 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption in the market. The Finnish company has postponed several of its smartphones and we’re still here waiting for the highly-anticipated flagship Nokia 9.3 PureView. Despite this, Nokia still rocks solid as one of the most trustable companies for some customers. That is what says Counterpoint Research. According to the research firm, Nokia tops the chart on its “Trust Ranking” for smartphone companies.
Counterpoint’s ranking evaluates four important segments – Software update frequency, security updates, build quality, and devices recommended for enterprises. Nokia has been doing a solid job by keeping its smartphones up to date and safe with regular security patches. In fact, we can say that Nokia is the only company that really succeeded with the Android One program. First of all, all eligible Nokia smartphones are currently running Android 10. The company has a total of 20 smartphones running Android 10. OnePlus comes in second with just 7 devices. So we can say that HMD Global is doing a stellar job here. One can say that this is due to the Android One program. Well, Xiaomi proves that Android One devices can be a mess.