Nokia announced several new budget smartphones at the Mobile World Congress. The phones combine a low recommended price with good specifications and a clean version of Android.
These are the latest Nokia budget phones
First of all, the Nokia 1 Plus was presented, a device that runs on Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition). The successor of the Nokia 1 has an improved screen of 5.45 inches with an aspect ratio of 18 by 9. The display is a bit longer and the edges have become thinner.
As said, the Nokia 1 Plus runs on the latest version of Android Go, based on Android Pie. That brings with it various improvements. For example, Android 9.0 Go reduces the installation file of the operating system, so that you have more space for your files. Also, the start-up is faster, the software is safer and the Google-apps are further improved.
Also new is the ‘new Nokia 4’, which will be called the Nokia 4.2. The smartphone has a 5.7-inch screen with an HD resolution (1520 by 720 pixels) and a small notch for the selfie camera. Under the bonnet is a Snapdragon 439 chip with 2 / 3GB RAM and 16 / 32GB storage, while at the back there is a dual camera. It is striking that the Nokia 4.2 has a separate Google Assistant button, so you can quickly call the smart assistant. Such a button was already on the LG G7 ThinQ for example.
To release the 4.2 a fingerprint scanner is present at the back, although you can also use facial recognition. Furthermore, the Nokia 4.2 runs on a bare version of Android 9.0 (Pie), where manufacturer HMD Global promises to provide the phone with a security update every month for three years.
At the back is a 13-megapixel camera, which is assisted by a 2-megapixel depth sensor to make photos with a bokeh effect. The battery capacity is 3000 mAh and charging is via the micro USB port.
Then there is the Nokia 3.2, the successor to the Nokia 3.1 that appeared last year. The latest smartphone has a large 6.26-inch screen, which makes the phone suitable for watching videos. The HD resolution (1520 by 720 pixels) is on the low side, but not per annoying when used daily.
The device is also powered by the slightly less powerful Snapdragon 429 chip with 2 / 3GB RAM. At the back is a single 13-megapixel camera.
Like the Nokia 4.2, the 3.2 has a separate button for the Google Assistant, and a fingerprint scanner and face recognition as unlock options. Furthermore, the 3.2 falls through the 4000 mAh battery, which according to Nokia provides a battery life of two days. Also noticeable is the notification lamp, which is included in the on / off button. With that, you can check whether notifications are waiting for you.
Nokia 4.2, 3.2 and 1 Plus release and prices
The Nokia 4.2 will cost 199 euros in the Benelux, while the Nokia 3.2 will be sold for 149 euros. The cheaper 1 Plus has a price tag of 99 euros. All three phones can be purchased from May.