HMD Global launched their Nokia 4.2 Android One phone in India in midrange price point. It has a premium glass design with a dedicated Google Assistant button, the phone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor with 3GB of RAM. The phone is Priced at Rs 10,990.
Nokia 4.2 is debuted at MWC 2019 in February. The Global launch was expected following right after the unveiling but Nokia Continues to prefer Chinese Market over Indian market and launched their device first in China and takes two months for the official launch of their device in India. This device is also the company’s first phone for the Indian market this year.
Nokia is killing it with their solid premium design feel of their devices and this device is no different, the phone also packs a premium glass design water-drop display at an affordable price range.
Nokia 4.2 comes with a 5.71-inch HD+ water-drop LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 295ppi display with 2.5D glass protection on the front and back. The phone has a good premium design and feels for a low-cost smartphone. The Nokia 4.2 also has Wide-vine DRM L1 certification for High Definition resolution streaming in Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
Nokia is using an entirely different approach by utilising its power button as an LED notification power button. It means every time the device receives a notification the power button lights up and tells the user about it, this approach is unique and this execution will surely receive praises from the customers. Nokia 4.2 also has a dedicated Google Assistant button.
The Nokia 4.2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 processor which is a 2.0 Ghz octa-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The smartphone supports dual Nano SIM cards and a dedicated slot for storage expansion via microSD card capable up to 400GB.
The Nokia 4.2 features a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture capable of taking good images in well-lit conditions and a 2-megapixel secondary camera for depth sensing, mainly used for adding background blur in portrait shots. Nokia 4.2 also has an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
For Security Purposes it features an AI face unlock along with a fingerprint sensor on the back. The handset weighs 161 grams. Unlike their high-end models, Nokia included a 3.5mm headphone jack in this device. Nokia 4.2 has WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Glonass, FM radio, and aptX support. The phone supports nearly all necessary Sensors including proximity, ambient light, and accelerometer.
Price, Availability, and Offers
The Nokia 4.2 is available in India at Rs 10,990. Currently, Nokia is launching only one variant of the device which comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. There are two colour variants of this device Black and Pink Sand.
Nokia 4.2 in Black and Pink Sand (Source: Nokia)
The Nokia 4.2 will go on sale exclusively for a 7-day period from 7 May to 14 May on Nokia.com/phones and after that, it will be exclusively across selected retail partners and outlets like Croma, Reliance, Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C and MyG. After these two weeks from third week i.e from May 21, the Nokia 4.2 will be available across India at leading retail stores and Nokia.com/phones.
Launch offers on the Nokia 4.2 include a Rs 500 instant discount which will be available until June 10, 2019. Consumers will have to use the promo code “LAUNCHOFFER” to avail the discount on Nokia.com/phones.
Extra benefits include a free six-month screen replacement worth Rs 3,500. Nokia also partnered up with HDFC Bank and customers can also avail a 10 percent cash back on using HDFC Bank Credit and Debit cards on EMI and regular transactions done through Pinelabs terminals in offline stores. This offer is also valid till June 10.
Mobile carriers are also partnered up with Nokia and Vodafone and Idea subscribers will receive Rs 2,500 instant cash-back as 50 vouchers of Rs 50 each. Customers can use these vouchers at on recharge of Rs 199 and above.