MWC 2019: Nokia 1 Plus, 4.2, 3.2 and 210 announced

On: February 24, 2019

Alongside the launch of Nokia 9 PureView, HMD Global also announced two mid-budget devices, one entry-level phone and a feature phone at its pre-MWC event. Let’s take a look below:

Nokia 3.2 & Nokia 4.2:

Nokia 4.2

The Nokia 3.2 and 4.2 are identical in most aspects. The former sports a 6.26-inch HD+ display, while the later has a smaller 5.7-inch display. Both the devices bear a selfie notch (as Nokia calls it) on the top.The 4.2 has a compact form factor that enables the user to operate the device with one hand easily.  Design-wise, the Nokia 3.2 and 4.2 flaunt a glass back panel that houses a dual camera setup, fingerprint scanner, and Nokia branding all located one below the other. On the left side, there is a button to wake up Google Assistant. The Nokia 3.2 is available in Black and Steel colour options while the 4.2 can be availed in Black and Pink Sand colours.

On the camera front, the Nokia 3.2 features a single 13MP rear camera and 5MP front shooter. The 4.2 comes with a 13MP+2MP dual rear camera setup with Phase Detection Autofocus. An 8MP snapper is fitted on the front for shooting selfies. The front camera on both the devices also offers a face unlock feature. The camera on Nokia 4.2 is backed by an AI low light image feature that takes better pictures in the night with advanced algorithms. 

Nokia 3.2

Both the devices are powered by a Snapdragon 429 octa-core chipset. They are available in two configurations of 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. The devices support microSD cards up to 400GB for additional storage. Both the smartphones run Android 9 Pie out of the box and users can expect guaranteed updates for the next two years since the device is a part of Android One Family. The Google Assistant button serves various purposes, one press will open the Assistant instantly, a double press will display info and a long press is for long requests and multiple tasks. Both the devices come with AI enhancements like Adaptive Battery that manages background apps. There is also a digital wellbeing tool for disconnecting from the smartphone whenever you want.

The Nokia 3.2 is equipped with a 4,000mAh battery whereas the Nokia 4.2 is backed by a 3,000mAh unit.

Nokia 1 Plus:

The Nokia 1 Plus is an entry-level smartphone with decent specs. The device features a 5.45-inch IPS display with bezels on the top and bottom chin. The Nokia 1 Plus flaunts a 3D-textured nanopattern and is available in Black, Blue and Red colour options.

Under the hood, the Nokia 1 Plus features a quad-core MediaTek MT6739 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. It packs 1GB RAM and is offered in two storage options of 8GB and 16GB. For further storage, the device features microSD card. In terms of the camera, the smartphone has an 8MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP front snapper.

The Nokia 1 Plus is powered by a 2,500mAh battery unit. It is loaded with Android 9 Pie Go Edition which is optimised to run apps faster and smoother on devices with 1GB RAM. The OS is also free of bloatware offering a clean stock UI.  

Nokia 210:

Alongside smartphones, Nokia also announced a feature phone. It runs on Nokia Series 30+ software. The device has a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a LED torchlight on the rear. The Nokia 210 offers 16MB ROM and 4MB RAM. Nokia says that the 210 has 30-day battery life and is also user removable. There is a 3.5mm audio jack and micro-USB port. The Nokia 210 offers access to the internet and has Opera Mini for web browsing. It is available in three colours – Red, Black and Grey.

Pricing & Availability:

The Nokia 4.2 is priced at $169 (~Rs 12,100) for the 16GB model and $199 (~Rs 14,136) for the 32GB edition. The Nokia 3.2 will bear a price tag of $139 (!Rs 10,000)  and $169 (~Rs 12,100) for the 16GB and 32GB versions respectively. Both the devices will start shipping in April 2019. The base variant of the Nokia 1 Plus will be available in early March for $89 (~Rs 6,322), while the higher variant costs $99 (~Rs 7,100). The Nokia 210 is priced at $35 (~Rs 2,500)

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.