Nokia made major announcements at MWC 2019. The company launched four new Android smartphones and one feature phone at the event. The most awaited among all thee devices was the Nokia 9 PureView with its five-camera setup at the rear. The other three Android devices unveiled at the event included the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2 and the Nokia 1 Plus. All three handsets succeed last year’s models with similar names. Let us now take a closer look at these three handsets and check what they have on offer.
Nokia 4.2: Specifications, features
We start with the Nokia 4.2 which succeeds the Nokia 4 from 2018. The Nokia 4.2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC and will be offered in two options, a base variant with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, and a higher priced 3GB RAM version with 32GB of memory. Both these versions get a microSD card slot as well. The Nokia 4.2 gets a 5.71-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 710×1520 pixels in the 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone also gets a 2.5D layer of glass coating. The Nokia 4.2 weighs 161 grams and is fairly thin at 8.39mm. Connectivity features on the Nokia 4.2 include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou, and FM radio. The phone uses the micro USB cable for wired connections and for charging.
The camera setup on the Nokia 4.2 includes a 13-megapixel, f/2.2 primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front-facing camera is an 8-megapixel fixed focus camera with f/2.0 aperture. As for battery capacity, the 3000 mAh battery on the Nokia 4.2 claims to offer up to 18 hours of 3G talk time and a 4G standby time of 25 days. The phone supports Qualcomm’s aptX technology for audio and runs Android One.
The Nokia 4.2 will go on sale starting April 2018 and will be available for an average retail price of USD 169 for the 2/16GB version and USD 199 for the 3/32GB
Nokia 3.2: Specifications and features
The Nokia 3.2, as you might have guessed, is positioned below the Nokia 4.2. This device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 chipset and is offered in two versions, a 2GB RAM version with 16GB of storage and a 3GB version with 32GB of storage. The display on the Nokia 3.2 is a large 6.26-inch TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The display also gets a fairly prominent notch. The 32GB version of the phone also gets a fingerprint scanner. The Nokia 3.2 boasts of several connectivity features that include 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou, and FM radio.
The Nokia 3.2 gets a 13-megapixel, f/2.2 primary camera with autofocus and flash. The front facing camera is a 5-megapixel fixed focus unit and f/2.2 aperture. The front camera is also used for the face unlock feature. The battery on the device is a 4000 mAh unit that claims to offer 2-day battery life. Like the Nokia 4.2, this handset also runs Android 9 Pie and is a part of the Android One program.
The Nokia 3.2 will go on sale by May 2018 and will be priced at USD 139for the 2/16 variant and 169USD for the 3/32 version.
Nokia 1 Plus: Specifications and features
The third Android device to see the light of the day at the Nokia event was the Nokia 1 Plus. This phone, as you might have guessed, is the new entry-level handset from Nokia. The phone uses the Mediatek MT6739WW SoC and packs just 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. For the same reason, the handset runs the ‘light’ version of Android – Android Go. The Nokia 1 Plus gets 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for additional storage. The display on the Nokia 1 Plus is a 5.45-inch IPS LCD panel with FWVGA resolution. Connectivity options include WLAN, GPS/AGPS, and GLONASS. The phone also gets a 2500 mAh battery. As for the camera, the Nokia 1 Pus gets an 8-megapixel autofocus camera at the rear with flash. At the front, the handset gets a 5-megapixel fixed focus unit. The Nokia 1 Plus will go on sale starting mid-March and will retail for around USD 99.