Nokia 1.4 announced with a large 6.51" display, bigger battery and €99 price tag

Peter, 03 February 2021

The new Nokia 1.4 dwarfs its predecessor in terms of screen size and battery capacity, but not price. The phone has an MSRP of €99 and should be available globally starting today.

The biggest change is the new display – a 6.51” panel with 720p+ resolution (20:9). For comparison, the Nokia 1.3 had a 5.71” display. Also, the battery now has 4,000 mAh in its tank (up from 3,000 mAh). However, that didn’t come with a corresponding upgrade in charging speed – 5W is all you get and (worse still) it’s piped through microUSB. As always, HMD is promising 2 days of battery life.

Nokia 1.4: Larger 6.51\ Nokia 1.4: 8 MP main + 2 MP macro cameras (and fingerprint reader)
Nokia 1.4: Larger 6.51" HD+ display • Dual camera and fingerprint reader

The new phone runs Android 10 Go Edition out of the box and is ready to jump up to Android 11 Go (the update is “on the way”). Sticking with Go edition is necessary as the device is powered by the Qualcomm 215 chipset (quad Cortex-A53 @ 1.3 GHz, Adreno 308).

The base configuration is pretty limited with only 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage, but top version has a fairly generous 3GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The microSD slot officially supports cards up to 128GB and Android Go has excellent storage management tools to keep things slim.

8 MP main camera + 2 MP macro cam The Camera Go app brings Portrait and Night modes
8 MP main camera + 2 MP macro cam • The Camera Go app brings Portrait and Night modes

The back of the Nokia 1.4 switches to the Oreo-style camera bump and now there are two modules on board – an 8MP main camera as before and the new addition, a 2MP macro cam. Also new is the fingerprint reader mounted below.

The phone is banking on Google’s processing algorithms in the Camera Go app to elevate the otherwise basic camera with features like Night and Portrait modes. There’s also the 5MP selfie camera.

Nokia 1.4 colorways: Fjord Nokia 1.4 colorways: Charcoal Nokia 1.4 colorways: Dusk
Nokia 1.4 colorways: Fjord • Charcoal • Dusk

The phone has two nano-SIM slots and LTE Cat. 4 connectivity (150 Mbps down, 50 Mbps up). Additionally, there’s Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2, as well as GPS, same as before. The 3.5 mm headphone jack can be used to listen to FM radio as well as your own tunes.

The Nokia 1.4 should be available later today, though at the time of this writing the online stores haven’t put up their Buy buttons yet. Anyway, this link will take you to your regional Nokia sub-site.

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  • AnonD-961600

I'd take a S21ultra with 5 inch screen. I love the Sony xz1c, z5c smasll phone can be easily tucked in. Hate big phones. Would love any android phone with snapdragon 888 with 4.5 inch screen. They should make a micro or mini off...

A lot of us don't like small screens and small screens mean small battery that'll barely last a day a 4.5" option would be better and according to the semi accurate polls most ppl like 5.5"-6.2" screens with the next most pop...

Looks decent as a backup phone but not much else looks good from the back to although probably very slow after 2months use the big screen is a bonus for me as I find 6.5" screens perfect for me the charging isn't really a problem as it does...

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