Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 Android One phones launched at MWC, price in India may start around Rs 10,000
The Nokia 4.2 and 3.2 are affordable Android One smartphones that look anything but cheap.
- The power button has an LED strip that lights up on receiving notifications.
- The Nokia 4.2 sports a 5.7-inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio.
- The Nokia 3.2 looks similar but offers a larger body and display size.
Much like last year, HMD Global took to the MWC stage in Barcelona on Sunday to announce five new devices to kick off its 2019 campaign. The Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 9 are the first set of pure Android smartphones from the company this year. And staying true to its tradition of reviving one new feature phone every year, HMD also announced the all-new Nokia 201 feature phone.
Apart from the premium Penta-camera Nokia 9 flagship, the other four Nokia phones are grouped closely together in the affordable segment. The Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2 are the newest Android One devices that offer a brand new design language in the company's portfolio as they sport waterdrop displays. The Nokia 1 Plus is a bigger, updated version of the Nokia 1 Android Go smartphone, and the Nokia 201 is a new feature phone, which the company claims is its most affordable internet-connected device. In this piece, we talk about the Nokia 201, Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 4.2. We have a separate story dedicated to the Nokia 9, which you can check out right after this.
Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 price and availability
Nokia 3.2 and 4.2 are priced at USD 139 and USD 169, respectively. Both the devices will start shipping in April. The company is yet to announce specific launch markets and their India pricing and availability, but you can expect to know more in April.
Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 specifications
The Nokia 4.2 and 3.2 are affordable Android One smartphones that look anything but cheap. HMD has paid close attention when it comes to offering premium features to its affordable devices. The Nokia 4.2 and 3.2 keep true to the latest trends as they get waterdrop displays. The devices offer large, nearly bezel-less displays with a droplet-style notch. HMD has also made sure that they look premium on the back, which is why the devices get 2.5D glass rear panels as well.
A couple of interesting change that we see with these two Nokia phones is the notification light now moving to the power button on the side of the frame, and a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left side of the frame. The power button has an LED strip that lights up on receiving notifications like messages and calls. The Google Assistant button will make it easier than ever to invoke Assistant on the go, something HMD feels will be appreciated as the Google AI becomes ever so popular. HMD says the side notification light and Google Assistant button will become a standard with future Nokia phones as well.
The Nokia 4.2 sports a 5.7-inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back, and the device also comes with AI face unlock. The Nokia 4.2 comes with a 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera setup, and a 13MP selfie camera. The Nokia 4.2 also comes with Google Lens integration and ships with the latest Android Pie software. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 439 chipset coupled with 2GB or 3GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 16GB and 32GB, respectively.
The Nokia 3.2 looks similar to the Nokia 4.2 thanks to the glass back and waterdrop notch but offers a larger body and display size. It sports a 6.2-inch HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The Nokia 3.2 comes with a single 13MP camera with flash and a 5MP front-facing camera.
The Nokia 3.2 is powered by a Snapdragon 429 chipset paired with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB and 32GB of internal storage, respectively. The handset offers a two-day battery life with 4,000mAh battery and will be available in black and steel colours.