HMD Global, the Finnish company that stocks Nokia-branded smartphones focus on the low- and mid-range markets rather than the top-tier, which is a smart move considering it has to compete with the likes of Apple, Google and Samsung.
What HMD Global does well in relation to other smartphone manufacturers is that it provides major Android OS updates quickly for all smartphones it launches. In addition, the products have good value for money. Just like the upcoming entry-level Nokia smartphone that HMD plans to launch very soon.
The unannounced handset is known as Nokia 1
First, Nokia 1.4 will be powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, paired with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of expandable storage. It’s not impressive at all, but remember we’m talking about a $ 100 phone.
The rest of the phone’s specifications are pretty decent and include a large 6.5-inch HD + screen, a dual camera (8MP + 2MP), a 5-megapixel selfie snapper and a massive 4000 mAh battery. In addition to the fingerprint sensor we have already mentioned, the Nokia 1.4 will have a 3.5mm audio jack and dual-SIM support.
Nokia 1.4 is expected to come with Android 10 (probably Go version), instead of Android 11. If so, HMD may offer a software upgrade a few months after the phone launches.