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Nokia announce 4.2 smartphone

HMD Global have today announced a brand new smartphone under the Nokia brand, this time we have the Nokia 4.2.

This £149.99 ‘mid ranger’ packs a 5.71 inch HD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio, a dual camera on the back with 13 megapixel and 2 megapixel lenses on the back for bokeh or portrait photos.

The battery is quite large for a phone at this price with a 3000mAh battery to easily last you a day, although there is no wireless charging here which was to be expected to be left out at this price.

Running Android 9 Pie as part of the Android One program, anyone buying the Nokia 4.2 will get quick software and security updates thanks to the ‘stock’ like software experience.

The Nokia 4.2 also has a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side so you get quick access to Google on the go, very handy for a lot of people.

Press Release

Nokia 4.2 brings cutting-edge experiences to more fans for the first time ever in UK

Sculpted-glass design, new display technology and biometric face unlock, plus a dedicated Google Assistant button – Nokia 4.2 is now available to buy in the UK

London, UK, 29th May –HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the Nokia 4.2 is now available to buy from Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis and Amazon from £149.99, and will be shortly be available from Argos and Shop Direct Group.

Our first ever Nokia 4.2 has been designed to offer the latest smartphone innovations at a truly accessible price. The classy, sculpted-glass design and selfie-notch display offer beauty on the outside and it’s not just skin-deep, as it packs in a dual-rear camera, biometric face unlock and the latest generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ chipset, all powered by the latest Android™ 9 Pie.

Sarah Edge, General Manager UK and Ireland, HMD Global said:
“In the UK, we have seen a huge increase in people using home assistants to make their busy lives easier. We wanted to bring all the same functionality and benefits at the push of a button with the Nokia 4.2. We know that Brits love the latest digital experiences so we’ve packed in everything you need and more into this compact sized, affordable smartphone, including a dual depth-sensing rear camera for perfect portrait shots and a modern pinhole notched display.”

Advanced AI at your fingertips
Premiering the Google Assistant button, the Nokia 4.2 will revolutionise the way you engage with your smartphone. Simply press once for instant access to the Google Assistant to get help – whether it’s directions, making calls, listening to music or getting answers, the Google Assistant can help get things done and find information faster than ever before.

You can double press to receive a visual snapshot of your day from the Google Assistant with intelligent suggestions and personalised information, including transport info, bills that need paying and what you have in your calendar to make sure you never miss a meeting again. By long pressing the button, you will activate a walkie-talkie mode, which lets the Google Assistant listen to you until you release it for long sentence queries.

Many of the flagship features on the Nokia 4.2 are powered by AI, including face unlock to give you a quick, handsfree way to unlock your smartphone or exclusive Google Assistant actions to open apps quicker, including launching the camera app and taking a bothie.

The Nokia 4.2 also lets you access your Google Assistant without unlocking your phone after opting-in through your settings. You’ll be able to perform basic tasks like setting a timer, scheduling reminders, playing music or asking it questions.

Beautifully crafted with the latest innovations
The Nokia 4.2’s compact size and edge-to-edge display with ‘selfie-notch’ delivers a smartphone which, at just 8.4mm, is slim enough for single hand use. Elegantly designed with glass on the front and back, a feeling of sturdiness and class is achieved thanks to its lightweight metal internal structure and satin-finish polycarbonate frame. To top off the design, the power button comes to life with a natural breathing light to alert you of notifications, making it easy for you to know when your phone needs attention.

The Nokia 4.2 comes with a refined Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 439 octa-core chipset that delivers a boost in performance when you need it most, allowing you to play your favourite games and stream movies effortlessly.

Bringing flagship imaging features like multi-camera imaging to a new price point, the Nokia 4.2’s dual depth-sensing rear camera captures stunning memories. Combining the 13MP main camera with the depth sensor, you can take your shots to the next level and create stunning portraits and landscapes for social media. Powered by AI and machine learning, you can create shareworthy photos with Google Photos, and learn more about them with Google Lens, which lets you search what you see faster, and interact with the world around you in a new way.

The Nokia 4.2’s advanced camera app allows you to find your inner artist with bokeh mode. Or, use the low-light HDR mode to capture multiple images simultaneously and fuse them using advanced algorithms to create a single image with more light, less noise, bolder colours and greater dynamic range.

Pure, secure and up-to-date, Android 9 Pie reinforced with Android One
The Nokia 4.2 launches with Android 9 Pie out of the box. It joins the comprehensive line-up of Nokia smartphones in the Android One family, which means it delivers the latest Android innovations and software experiences. Nokia smartphones with Android One offer great storage and battery life right out of the box and come with three years of monthly security patches and two major OS updates.

Android 9 Pie includes AI-powered features to make your device smarter, faster and adapt to your behaviour as you use it, so your smartphone experience gets better with time. The Adaptive Battery feature limits battery usage from apps you don’t use often, and App Actions predicts what you’re about to do so you can get to your next action quickly. These features further streamline your device’s functionality and your overall Android experience.

The Nokia 4.2 will receive three years of monthly security patches and two major OS updates, as guaranteed in the Android One program. In addition, Google Play Protect scans over 50 billion apps per day to keep your phone safe from malware, making the Nokia 4.2 among the most secure phones on the market. It also comes with easy access to helpful innovative services including the Google Assistant, which helps you get things done throughout the day, as well as Google Photos with free unlimited high-quality photo storagei.

The Nokia 4.2 is available in two colours, Black and Pink Sand, and will be available on 29th May from £149.99 from Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis and Amazon and shortly available in a selection of retailers and e-tailers.

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