Nokia launches two new budget Android One phones under $200

Joanna Estrada
September 22, 2020

At a global launch event tonight, HMD Global announced two new smartphones - Nokia 3.4 and Nokia 2.4 - a pair of truly wireless earphones - Nokia Power Earbuds Lite - and the company's first Bluetooth speakers.

The Nokia 2.4 will be available to pre-order from Amazon starting September 23 for $139. Nokia 3.4 will be available globally from early October onwards.

The Nokia 3.4 has a 4000mAh battery capacity and should also last up to 2 days according to the manufacturer.

It seems that the phone will finally be available in Europe as well, though that wasn't part of the official announcement. There is a fingerprint scanner under the cameras just like on the Nokia 2.4 and it also has a dedicated Google Assistant button.

The Nokia 3.4 is powered by the Snapdragon 460 chipset with an octa-core CPU - HMD says its CPU is 70% faster than Nokia 3.2's quad-core processor. There's 2 and 3GB RAM versions and 32/64GB storage with support for microSD, so this is very much the entry-level for Android. The screen is bigger now at 6.5-inches with an HD+ resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. That selfie cam has an 8 MP sensor inside. The setup includes a 13MP primary sensor, a 5MP ultrawide angle camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.

On the connectivity side there's a Type-C port (USB 2.0). While Nokia did not receive its battery size, the company claims that the smartphone can offer a two-day battery life. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, FM radio, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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The Nokia 3.4 will be available in Charcoal.

The Nokia 2.4 comes in a 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant and a 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage variants. "It packs a 6.5" LCD with 720+ resolution (20:9). The phone also comes with an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor.

The Nokia 2.4 is the cheaper of the pair at €119, mostly down to the MediaTek Helio P22 chip that powers it.

Like its sibling, the phone comes with Android 10 out of the box and will be updated to version 11. The smartphone also comes with Android 10 OS and the Nokia smartphone Android promise of receiving two years of security and software upgrades.

The back of the phone has a 3D nano-textured design and is home to two cameras - a 13MP f/2.2 main camera and a 2MP depth sensor. It keeps the waterdrop notch which houses a 5MP selfie camera. As before, the phone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack and FM radio. Both new Nokia phones come HD+ displays, rear-mounted fingerprint sensors, and a Nordic colour palette.

HMD also announced that it's bringing the Nokia Power Earbuds to the US. These aren't new, in fact we've already reviewed them, but they are still impressive with the massive 3,000 mAh power cell inside the charging case. The earbuds carry an IPX7 certification - meaning they will be waterproof up to 1m for 30 minutes - and come in eco-friendly packaging.

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