Announced at Mobile World Congress this year, the Nokia 4.2 sits on the budget end of HMD Global's lineup. Today, the firm announced that the handset is coming to the United States for $189.
“At HMD Global, we believe that everybody should have access to the latest in mobile technologies regardless of their budget," said Maurizio Angelone, Vice President, Americas, HMD Global. "With cutting-edge experiences, incredible craftsmanship, AI innovations with a dedicated Google Assistant button, dual-rear cameras, pure Android, and much more, Nokia 4.2 brings everything you would expect from the top-line smartphone for a fraction of the price.”
The Nokia 4.2 packs an octa-core Snapdragon 439 chipset, but it's claim to fame is that it has dual rear cameras, something that's somewhat rare at that price point. The second lens is there to sense depth for better portrait mode pictures.
The handset ships with Android 9.0 Pie, and since it's an Android One device, it should get the latest updates quicker than other smartphones. Moreover, HMD Global is promising two years of Android updates and three years of security fixes.
You can pre-order the Nokia 4.2 in the U.S. starting today from Best Buy and Amazon. You'll get 32GB storage and 3GB RAM for $189, and it comes in Black or Pink Sand. It will begin shipping on May 14, and you'll be able to pick it up in-store at Best Buy on June 9.