Nokia 3.2, 4.2 Budget Smartphones Listed On Indian Website, Launch Imminent
Nokia originally launched the Nokia 3.2 and 4.2 budget smartphones at an event in Barcelona, Spain back in the month of February. The handsets promise a stock Android interface with support for software updates for multiple years. It is now expected the company will launch the two aforementioned devices in the Indian market soon, as it has listed both handsets on its official website.
To recall, Nokia 3.2 is the successor of the Nokia 3.1 which was launched last year. It is a budget device featuring a polycarbonate body. The display of the device is a 6.26 inch TFT LCD panel with a resolution of 1520 x 720 px. It has a pixel density of 269 ppi and features a waterdrop notch on top. For biometrics and easily unlocking the smartphone, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is available on the more premium storage variant of the smartphone
Under the hood, the Nokia 3.2 is kitted with a Snapdragon 429 SoC which is manufactured using the 12nm fabrication process. The chipset is comprised of an Octa-core CPU and Adreno 504 GPU. In terms of optics, the handset is equipped with a single rear camera which has an f/2.2 equipped 13MP sensor. For selfies, an f/2.2 aperture equipped 5MP sensor is housed in the notch up front. For memory and storage, the device is expected in two variants:
- 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM
- 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM (Also features a fingerprint sensor)
Nokia 3.2 is powered by a 4000mAh battery which the company claims can last up to two days on a single charge. A dedicated Google Assistant button is also present on the left side of the device. The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie and is Android One certified; which states that it will receive Android updates for two years and monthly security updates for three years. While it’s pricing is unknown for the Indian market, it was launched for US$ 139 (around Rs. 9,900) for 2GB + 16GB variant and US$ 169 (around Rs. 12,000) for 3GB + 32GB variant so a similar price is expected.
Nokia 4.2 is another budget offering by Nokia which features in a completely new lineup. It features a glass sandwich design with a polycarbonate frame. The smartphone has a 5.71 inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1520 x 720 px. The display has a pixel density of 270ppi and features a waterdrop notch on top. For biometrics and securely unlocking the device, it has a rear mounted fingerprint scanner.
Under the hood, the Nokia 4.2 runs on a Snapdragon 439 SoC which is manufactured using the 12nm fabrication process. It has an Octa-core CPU and Adreno 505 GPU. In terms of optics, the handset has a dual rear camera setup. This consists of an f/2.2 aperture equipped 13MP sensor paired with an f/2.2 aperture equipped 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, the device has an f/2.0 aperture equipped 8MP sensor housed in the notch on top of the display. For memory and storage, the device will be available in two variants:
- 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM
- 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM
Nokia 4.2 is powered by a 3000mAh battery which can be charged using the MicroUSB port on the bottom of the smartphone. Like the Nokia 3.2, it also features the dedicated Google Assistant button and runs on Android 9 Pie Android One edition. While it’s pricing is unknown for the Indian market, it was launched for US$ 169 (Rs. 12,000) for the 2GB + 16GB version and US$ 199 (Rs. 14,200) for the 3GB + 32GB version. Therefore a similar price tag is expected.