Nokia 1.4 set for Kenya launch

HMD Global is set to avail its latest smartphone, the Nokia 1.4, in Kenya, soon.

The Nokia 1.4 is an entry-level smartphone announced at the start of the month.

It packs a 6.5-inch HD+ “edge-to-edge” display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 entry-level chipset, an 8-megapixel camera flanked by a 2-megapixel macro sensor and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

It comes in a variation of either 1, 2 or 3GB RAM depending on where one is. There is no word on which variant we’ll be getting in Kenya when the device becomes available “soon” (which we understand to be next month – March) but we are not hoping for anything more than the traditional 1-2GB RAM if the device is to stay within the €99 price it is going for elsewhere.

At the back is a capacitive fingerprint sensor, something we have taken long to see become standard on entry-level Nokia-branded devices.

A 4,000mAh battery that HMD Global says should last up two days and the Go edition of Android 10 (with Android 11 and up to 3 years of security updates also promised) round up the Nokia 1.4’s feature set.

The device comes in Fjord (bright blue), Charcoal (black) and Dusk (dark purple) colours.

On this same day last month, HMD Global announced the local availability of another entry-level smartphone, the forgettable Nokia C1 Plus that is going for just under Kshs 10,000.

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