The Nokia 1.4 is HMD Global's latest Android Go powered smartphone
HMD Global has launched a new ultra-low-cost smartphone called the Nokia 1.4. As its name somewhat suggests, the Nokia 1.4 is a direct successor to the Nokia 1.3 released earlier last year. It brings forth some significant upgrades such as an additional camera lens and a significantly larger screen. The Nokia 1.4 will be available globally in three colour variants (Fjord, Charcoal, and Dusk) soon for the low price of €99 (US$119).
The Nokia 1.4 reuses its predecessor's Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 SoC. It is a quad-core chip from the yesteryears with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores and an Adreno 308 GPU. The aged SoC could be why Nokia decided to ship the Nokia 1.4 with Android Go. However, there is a significant bump in the amount of storage/RAM offered, which max out at 64GB and 3GB respectively. However, Nokia's official website says that the 64GB SKU might not be available in all regions. Other configurations include 1GB and 2GB of RAM paired with 16 and 32GB of storage, respectively. One can expand the internal storage further via a micro SD card.
As mentioned earlier, the Nokia 1.4 features a significantly larger screen compared to its predecessor. Its 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel has a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. A larger screen warrants for a larger battery, so the smartphone comes with a 4,000mAh cell. The problem is, it interfaces with the phone over a micro USB port and charges at 5W. Charging the Nokia 1.4 may take an eternity, but one can rest easy knowing that the battery will stand by you for over a day with relative ease.
Moving on to optics, the Nokia 1.4 gets two rear cameras; an 8MP sensor and a 2MP macro lens. A 5MP selfie camera rounds things off. Since the Nokia 1.4 runs Android 10 Go, it can take advantage of Google Camera Go's software-enhanced features such as Night Mode and Portrait Mode. HMD Global is quite regular with its software updates; therefore, we can expect the Nokia 1.4 to get Android 11 at some point. The low-cost smartphone gets a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, too.