Nokia launches sub-£90 Nokia 1.4
Nokia has launched its latest iteration of the entry-level 1-series.
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 SoC, with a 4,000mAh battery, 6.5-inch 720p display and 8-megapixel dual camera, this is a phone for people with more modest needs.
There’s clearly no pretence that this is going to compete with more expensive phones for things like mobile photography or gaming, but in the tech world we must sometimes take pause and remember that some people just want something to make and receive calls, offer various messaging solutions, and use more basic applications.
Running Android 10 Go edition (and ready for Android 11), the phone should be fine for all of the above and probably more, despite having just 1GB of RAM. The storage is expandable with memory cards, starting at 16GB and topping out at 64GB. There’s a 32GB model too, although the £89.99 gets you the 1+16GB model.
On the camera side, the phone benefits from Google’s know-how in mobile imaging, and below the 8-megapixel primary camera is a dedicated 2-megapixel macro camera.
Up front is a 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video chats.
The phone also comes with a minimum of three years for security updates, and parental controls.
The Nokia 1.4 goes on sale in mid-March and comes in three colours; Fjord, Charcoal and Dusk. The £89.99 price gets you the 1GB RAM/16GB storage configuration.
The new Nokia 1.4 is the perfect family-friendly device – designed for families who are spending more time at home together
ESPOO, FINLAND, 3 FEBRUARY 2021 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the launch of its latest smartphone … the Nokia 1.4.
Boasting an impressive screen real estate which stretches to 6.51 inches edge-to-edge, it’s almost a full inch bigger than its predecessor, and the largest ever to feature on a 1 series Nokia phone.
The Nokia 1.4 is a phone engineered and built in the moment.
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer and Vice President of North America, HMD Global said:
“As a father of two myself, I can relate to the challenges many families are facing with having to fit in so many activities at home. With these needs continuing to grow, we wanted to create a reliable and enjoyable experience that truly benefits all family members without adding to any household financial pressures.
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. 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. To further enhance the photography experience – on top of the improvements already brought to you by Google’s AI on the Camera Go app, we also added a macro camera to capture epic close-ups at home or outdoors. All powered by Qualcomm, a trusted industry leader, and encased in a tough, mishap-proof body with our signature two-day battery life.”
The new expanded HD+ screen comes into its own with video calling apps, helping families to stay connected amid the current climate, and showcases the Nokia 1.4’s camera capabilities.
The dual camera setup coupled with Camera Go app by Google helps you take high quality photos at any time, even under low light conditions. Capture precious family moments with Portrait Mode that lets you achieve professional-looking photos with blurred backgrounds. Use Night Mode to take colour-rich and crisp low-light shots without the need for flash. Helpful storage indicators will take away any worries about space so you can carry on snapping.
The built-in macro lens will entertain the whole family as kids get up close and personal with slugs, bugs, and flowers while exploring the great outdoors and come in handy at home when you need to zoom in on the fine print on the latest utility bill.
Nokia phones have a well-deserved reputation for being sturdy, durable devices and the Nokia 1.4 is no exception.
This is an affordable phone which you can happily hand over to the children to borrow without worrying about the condition it will come back in.
Design-wise it is crafted to sit securely in any hand and contains a Qualcomm® chipset and fingerprint sensor.
Staying true to Nokia smartphone values, the Nokia 1.4 is ready for Android 11 (Go edition) and beyond. It offers a faster, more secure way of doing things with our unique Android promise and at least three years of security updates, you can rest assured your phone will stand the test of time on the inside as much as on the outside.
Built-in parental controls allow users to manage content downloaded from Google Play store, and will give grown-ups the peace of mind to allow children to listen, learn or play until their hearts are content.
And there is no need to worry about battery life either.
The Nokia 1.4 will keep you entertained and connected at the same time thanks to the improved two-day capacity of the phone’s impressive powerpack.
So, whether it’s long video calls, streaming or playing games, there’s more than enough power to keep the whole family occupied.
The price-point will make it appealing to anyone who wants state-of-the-art tech for half the cost of a typical family’s weekly food shop.