Nokia 4.2 seemingly coming to the United States

Nokia 4.2 seemingly coming to the United States
HMD Global, the Finnish company behind the Nokia smartphones, unveiled three new devices last month, one of which, the Nokia 9 PureView set to arrive in the United States in March. In fact, the flagship is already available for pre-order at various retailers across the country.

Although the Nokia 9 PureView was the only smartphone HMD said it will sell in the US, it appears that the company will launch another Nokia-branded smartphone in the country, a cheaper one this time.

Nokia 4.2 has been recently spotted at FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and its Canadian counterpart, which suggests the phone is on its way to North America. Spotted by NPU, the phone is likely to be made available through multiple retailers if HMD decides to launch it in the US.

Unlike the Nokia 9 PureView, the Nokia 4.2 is an affordable device that ships with the latest version of Android, also known as Android 9 Pie. There are two versions of the phone based on the amount of memory: 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 2GB RAM/32GB storage.

According to HMD Global, the Nokia 4.2 will be up for purchase in select markets from April for $170 and $200, respectively. The same prices may be available in the US as well, so this one will be quite cheap.

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1. Venom

Posts: 3729; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Nokia is bringing a lot of foodstamp phones to the US. I wished they would have bought the 7 Plus over because that was a jawn I would have copped.

3. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Again with the "foodstamp phones"... there is a place for these entry-level smartphones because not everybody needs a flagship device. I don't need a flagship device, and I like what I see in the Nokia 4.2. I guess you will keep making fun of phones like this one just because they are below your personal standards, but I can assure you they will meet plenty of other people's standards. I may be somewhat poor (though I'm probably in the top ten percent worldwide because even poor people in the US live like freakin' royalty elsewhere in the world) in comparison to someone like you, but for you to insinuate that I get food stamps just because I carry a cheap smartphone... I just don't get it. I mean, I get that the Nokia 4.2 and other phones in that vein are less than what you need, but why judge me (and others) for liking a cheap phone?

6. Venom

Posts: 3729; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Yes again with the foodstamp phone comments. It's not really shade against the phone or anything. It's just a slang term used to describe budget phones coined by a YouTube creator. Who says I was judging anyone? There's no need for salt. There's enough of that in post #2.

13. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Well, "food stamp phones" doesn't come across as being all that classy of a thing to say. I don't get food stamps because I'm not poor enough to get them, and I don't know anyone locally that does get them, but I just don't think it is all that nice for somebody to come along and call a cheap phone a "food stamp phone"... I don't care who came up with it, it is mean-spirited and disrespectful to all the people who do have to take food stamps, so please, if possible, refrain from repeating it so much. Thanks in advance!

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22280; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed, domfonusr. He's clearly throwing ahade at people that have a want/need for budget smartphones, as well as having some unknown vendetta against the Nokia brand. It's absolutely ridiculous the amount of salt and hate he has for a brand and the people that choose to support this brand.

14. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Well... I don't know that he has any more vendetta against Nokia in him than, say, somebody like me. I loved Nokia for years, was a total fanboy for them... and then Elop came along and crushed the brand into powder over the course of the next few years. I liked the old Nokia, when it was dominant and vibrant, and made a really wide array of unique phones, both feature phones and smartphones. HMD is doing nice things, but I don't carry the illusion that they will ever be the same as the old Nokia. As far as I'm concerned, all of the major players in the market today make phones that look and feel like extensions of the iPhone... now, I understand that popular demand and market forces have shaped the industry thus, but I still find it all quite bland and monotonous. I pine for the days when the "old" Nokia made Communicators (9300, 9500, and E90, among others), sliders (like the N95 and N900, and the E65 and E75, among others), advanced slide-and-tilt phones (like the N97), flip phones (N75, N93i, and 6650 Fold, among others), especially unique swivel phones (like the 7705 Twist), QWERTY business phones (E62, E71, C3, and others), traditional business or media phones (like the E51 and 6300, and also the N73), super camera-phones (like the 808 PureView), and other 'unique' form factors that are rarely seen in our day. There were lots of choices for design back then... nowadays, it is nothing but all-screen slabs for smartphones, a couple of traditional layouts for feature phones (bar-type or flip), and only a few others on the periphery (like the QWERTY KEY devices from BlackBerry/TCL, and the new foldable phones from Samsung and Huawei that are so expensive they will never be in my reach). Yes, there are a couple of outliers that are interesting, but they are generally restricted to being Indiegogo campaigns or whatever... like the Planet Computers Cosmo... but they are also expensive. It just isn't anything like it was in the old days.

10. Venom

Posts: 3729; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Despite what some people think, I'm not trying to throw "ahade" at anyone who likes Nokia or their lower end phones. I just copped that 7.1 jawn and it so far has been a great experience unlike what I had with the 6.1. I don't have any vendettas against Nokia. I don't have an issue with overzealous fanboys and fake geniuses trying to force their own opinions and views on people.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22280; Member since: May 28, 2014

As you can see, once you point out the shade being thrown by others, they backtrack in an effort to clean up what they have said. They try to force their opinions onto anyone that favors something that they don’t, and will attack someone much like some impish trolls that favor comics characters names as avatars usually do.

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22280; Member since: May 28, 2014

Would be great if HMD brought the 4.2 to the 3 carriers it has deals with in North America, but it's still good to see that HMD is continuing to bring more of it's smartphones to the U.S., proving those wrong that have said HMD is ignoring the U.S. market. The low to mid-range smartphone market is fierce, and HMD differentiating by bringing smartphones with great build quality and great software support through speedy and consistent updates shows that these smartphones are far from "food stamp phones", despite what some ill-informed people have said. Even though these smartphones aren't universally unlocked to work on all carriers, they do support the future proof GSM networks, which is great.

4. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

If HMD brought the Nokia 4.2 to Cricket, I would probably buy it within the year. I never buy the new models, at least not when they are new. I wait six months to a year, so that the price goes lower... works even with the cheap models most of the time. I hardly consider the Nokia 4.2 "cheap", though - that's a mighty fine phone for just $170 to $200. It is a nice size (I've given up on trying to find devices I can use one-handed, but this is compact enough to impress me), doesn't over-do the display resolution (anything over about 300ppi is wasted on me, can't tell the difference above that), and they even listened to my long-time request and brought back the notification light (around the power button)… beautiful!

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22280; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. It’s a good smartphone that there is definitely a market for, and considering its build quality and great software support, it’s far more than what some ignorantly refer to as a “foodstamp Phone”.

11. Venom

Posts: 3729; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That's great. If it works for you, that's a good thing. At least you're not trying to shove your opinion in everyone's faces just because someone disagrees with you.

15. domfonusr

Posts: 1087; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Is this site, and the comments sections, not for people to vocalize their opinions? Yeah, people will have disagreements and all, but that doesn't ever mean that they need to "shut up," or even that one side definitely wins out over the other. Everybody has opinions. If the day ever comes that one person's opinion on a topic (and I'm not talking about crude language - that should have no place anywhere) gets censored or shut down just because everybody else thinks they're wrong, then we will truly be in a fallen state.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22280; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. Some people only feel that others are forcing their opinion on others because said people don’t agree with you, and feel that you should believe as they do. They feel that whoever doesn’t agree with them is wrong. They feel that their voice is the only voice that should be heard, which is flat out wrong.

8. Venom

Posts: 3729; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It's welcoming to see Nokia bringing more phones to the US market after leaving us in the dark for so long. No one is denying that the midrange market is fierce, but there's not really that many choices in the US outside of Motorola. Nokia has plenty of market to work with. Some overzealous fanboys are bothered by wanting to experience some of Nokia's better products. Some deflect by bringing up GSM networks even though no one said nor implied anything about network compatibility here in this article. Some people need to get out of the salt pit they keep digging themselves into.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22280; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD has been bringing its Nokia branded smartphones to the U.S. ever since they first released them, despite what some uninformed people may think. They have recently ramped up their products being offered here, and between them, Samsung, ZTE, Motorola, LG and a few others, the U.S. has plenty of smartphone brands to choose from in the crowded midrange market. Some oversealous trolls are bothered by me posting factual information about HMD, but that’s something that’s on them. They also seem to get enraged by me bringing up GSM networks, of which I’ve never said or implied that anyone other than myself has said anything about network compatibility here in this article. Some people need to realize that it’s them that has dug themselves into a salt pit, and stop projecting.

12. Venom

Posts: 3729; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Nokia has released a few phones in the US before now, but devices like the 7 Plus or the 8 have never made it to the US, but you have a certain overzealous fanboy that thinks you should just be content with what's available. They think you are throwing shade at Nokia when that's not even the case. They should just get over it and stop deflecting and using strawman statements like the GSM network statement because no one said nor implied anything about network compatibility. Samsung offerings for the most part are the same and not really worth talking about with a few exceptions. LG is a bargain bin brand that has a unwanted stigmata surrounding them. Motorola is really the only one and they have the Moto G series that is actually available for ALL carriers to use.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22280; Member since: May 28, 2014

HMD has definitely released devices in the U.S. from the beginning, but overzealous trolls like to change the facts to suit their false narrative, as usual. No one has said or implied that anyone should be content with anything, but some people refuse to accept the facts when they are presented before them. They continue to throw shade at HMD, and others have often called them out on HMD articles for “complaining just to complain”. They even get triggered over factual statements about GSM networks, often calling them “strawman statements” because they can’t logically dispute them. Other OEM’s like Samsung, LG, and ZTE make great, competitive low end and midrange smartphones in the U.S. that are definitely to be considered, despite what some hypocritical (hypocritical because they are now talking about “available for use on ALL carriers aka networks, but attacked me for mentioning a network) people have to say.

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