HMD introduces the Nokia 1.4 with a larger display and a fingerprint sensor

HMD Global, the Finnish company responsible for Nokia-branded phones, has announced the latest of its entry-level series of phones, the Nokia 1.4. The new device brings some notable improvements to the Nokia 1 series, while keeping a very similar price tag.

The Nokia 1.4 has a 6.51-inch HD+ "edge-to-edge" display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, which is much larger than previous members of the family. Despite having relatively small bezels on the sides and top, it still houses the Nokia logo at the bottom.

The display has a cutout for the front-facing camera, which is a 5MP unit. Over on the back, the camera setup is the first to feature dual cameras in the Nokia 1 series. It has a primary 8MP camera along with a 2MP macro lens, and the camera experience is powered by Camera Go, Google's app for Android Go devices, and it supports features like night mode, in addition to having an LED flash.

Below the camera setup is a fingerprint sensor, another first in the Nokia 1 series, so you can unlock the phone without typing in a PIN every time. The back itself appears to be textured to give it a better grip.

As to what's inside the phone, the Nokia 1.4 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 just like its predecessor, meaning it has four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.3GHz. It also has up to 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage but this will vary by market. The battery is 4,000mAh and promises to last two days on a charge, like most Nokia phones. The phone runs Android 10 (Go edition) out of the box, but Nokia says it's Android 11-ready, so the update shouldn't take too long to roll out.

The Nokia 1.4 is available from today and there are three configurations available - 1GB of RAM with 16GB of storage or 32GB of storage, or 3GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. The phone comes in three colors: Fjord (blue), Charcoal, and Dusk (purple). It starts at €99.

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