HMD Global has earned a recent reputation for releasing solid Nokia Mobile phones locally at aggressive price points. Carrying on the tradition for the company is the Nokia 4.2, which is now available locally for a recommended price tag of R2 999.
This latest offering is available through local carrier Vodacom, which has done a handful of exclusives with HMD Global in the past, for the aforementioned price of R2 999, or R199 per month on a 24-month contract.
The availability kicks off later this week on 12th June, but no word from HMD Global on when the Nokia 4.2 will be carried by other networks or retailers. For now the firm simply states that it will be sold through other retail partners.
So, on to what the Nokia 4.2 is sporting.
The model being made ready to purchase locally has 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage, with a microSD slot catering for up to 400GB if needed. As for the display, a 5.7″ HD+ one is present, with a screen notch at the top housing an 8MP selfie camera. On the rear a dual 13MP lens setup is found, below which sits a fingerprint sensor.
It also has a 3 000mAh battery, with microUSB the port of call here. Added to this Android 9 Pie to take of the operating system, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 chipset doing the heavy lifting. The phone is also touting Google Assistant, which is not a common feature at this price point.
For now only the black colour option is being brought to South Africa, but hopefully HMD Global plans to bring the pink sand option here too.