HMD Global has today announced the launch of its latest smartphone the Nokia 1.4 in Kenya.
The budget smartphone has a 6.51 inches edge-to-edge, 720 x 1600 LCD display which is almost a full inch bigger than its predecessor, and the largest ever to feature on a 1 series Nokia.
“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, caregivers, and children can stay connected and productive.” Gopher Ogembo, Senior Business Manager Kenya & East Africa, HMD Global said
“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 device sports a dual-camera setup, an 8 MP wide, and a 2 MP macro at the back and a 5 MP selfie shooter coupled with the Camera Go app by Google to help you take high-quality photos at any time, even under low light conditions.
The budget device comes with some nice extra features like Portrait Mode which lets you achieve professional-looking photos with blurred backgrounds and Night Mode to take color-rich and crisp low-light shots without the need for flash.
Nokia phones have a well-deserved reputation for being sturdy, durable devices and the Nokia 1.4 is no exception.
Design-wise it is crafted to sit securely in any hand and contains a Qualcomm chipset and fingerprint sensor which is rear-mounted.
The Nokia 1.4 is ready for Android 11 (Go edition) and beyond. It offers a faster, more secure way of doing things with Nokia’s unique Android promise and at least three years of security updates, you can rest assured your phone will stand the test of time.
The phone runs on a 4000mAh battery which Nokia says will keep you entertained and connected at the same time for up to two days
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.
Pricing and availability
The Nokia 1.4 is available in mobile retail stores, Safaricom shops and comes in Fjord, Charcoal, and Dusk with 2GB/32GB RAM/ROM configuration priced at an average global retail price of Sh12,499.
Additionally, you get a screen protector and a back phone cover as part of the accessories in the box.