Nokia 4.2 was launched during the Mobile World Congress 2019 along with the Nokia 3.2.  Other phones launched during the event include the Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 9 PureView and Nokia 210.  Two months later, Nokia 4.2 has been launched in the United States and it will start selling on 14th May. Pre-orders have already begun on Amazon.

Nokia fans in Kenya will have to wait for some time before the phone is launched in the country. Nokia 3.1 Plus is still fresh in the market. It was launched a few weeks ago, months after it was launched globally. If Nokia is to keep up with Samsung, Huawei, and other market leaders, HMD Global has no choice other than ensuring that their phones reach their target markets as soon as possible.

The 4.2 is a budget phone featuring a 5.71-inch display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1520 pixels.  It is equipped with Snapdragon 439 chipset and it has two memory options, one with 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and the other with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage.  It is powered by a 3000mAh battery and runs on Android 8.0 Pie (Android One) out of the box. Nokia 4.2 is equipped with a dual lens 13MP + 2MP lens at the back and an 8MP selfie camera.  Price in the US starts $189.  This translates to around KSh. 19,000.

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