KEY POINTS

  • Nokia is working on an unannounced budget smartphone
  • It will sell for about $100 when released, reports say
  • The budget smartphone will offer interesting features for its price point

Nokia is working on an unannounced budget smartphone that will prove to be an irresistible offer for those looking for an affordable device.

The new Nokia 1.4 is an inexpensive smartphone that will sell for under €100 (about $100) when it releases, Phone Arena reported. That price might be low, but the device itself reportedly offers some features that make it a good choice for those looking for a handset on a budget.

The unannounced device’s specs, leaked by way of MySmartPrice, indicate that it is not for "power-hungry" users or those who tend to do a lot of multitasking. It also is not designed for mobile gaming, although it can run games. The specs indicate that it is more of an everyday phone – one that’s primarily used for calling, texting, music listening and picture taking.

Here’s a quick rundown of the Nokia 1.4’s specs and features.

Display

The handset will feature a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen with a small teardrop notch on top for a selfie camera, according to the report. The display is wide and good enough for watching videos, looking at photos, scrolling on feeds and reading documents.

Innards

The Nokia 1.4 is powered by an undisclosed 1.3GHz quad-core processor backed by 1GB of RAM, the report said. The memory isn’t enough for multitasking but will be enough for most basic uses. This is backed by 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

Cameras

The device has a dual-camera setup at the back comprising 8MP and 2MP sensors. There’s an LED flash for shots in dim lighting. In front is a 5MP selfie camera, which will be enough for video calls and quick selfies alone or with others.

Connectivity

The Nokia 1.4 is not 5G-capable. It supports 4G LTE, which is fast enough for quick emails and social media uses. It has WiFi 2.4 and Bluetooth 4.2.

Security

Interestingly, the Nokia 1.4 is the first budget smartphone from the company to feature a fingerprint sensor – something not usually found in budget handsets.

Other features

The Nokia 1.4 will appeal to many users with some other features, including a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual SIM support and a huge 4,000 mAh battery. It will run on Android 10 out of the box, but it’s unclear if it will be updated to Android 11 in the future.

A release date remains to be seen at the moment. Interested readers are advised to stay tuned for more updates.

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