The new Nokia 1.4 dwarfs its predecessor in terms of screen size and battery capacity, but not price. The phone has an MSRP of €99 and should be available globally starting today.
The biggest change is the new display – a 6.51” panel with 720p+ resolution (20:9). For comparison, the Nokia 1.3 had a 5.71” display. Also, the battery now has 4,000 mAh in its tank (up from 3,000 mAh). However, that didn’t come with a corresponding upgrade in charging speed – 5W is all you get and (worse still) it’s piped through microUSB. As always, HMD is promising 2 days of battery life.
The new phone runs Android 10 Go Edition out of the box and is ready to jump up to Android 11 Go (the update is “on the way”). Sticking with Go edition is necessary as the device is powered by the Qualcomm 215 chipset (quad Cortex-A53 @ 1.3 GHz, Adreno 308).
The base configuration is pretty limited with only 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage, but top version has a fairly generous 3GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The microSD slot officially supports cards up to 128GB and Android Go has excellent storage management tools to keep things slim.
The back of the Nokia 1.4 switches to the Oreo-style camera bump and now there are two modules on board – an 8MP main camera as before and the new addition, a 2MP macro cam. Also new is the fingerprint reader mounted below.
The phone is banking on Google’s processing algorithms in the Camera Go app to elevate the otherwise basic camera with features like Night and Portrait modes. There’s also the 5MP selfie camera.
The phone has two nano-SIM slots and LTE Cat. 4 connectivity (150 Mbps down, 50 Mbps up). Additionally, there’s Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2, as well as GPS, same as before. The 3.5 mm headphone jack can be used to listen to FM radio as well as your own tunes.
The Nokia 1.4 should be available later today, though at the time of this writing the online stores haven’t put up their Buy buttons yet. Anyway, this link will take you to your regional Nokia sub-site.