HMD Global’s Nokia 4.2, which the company announced in February, is available to pre-order now in the US for $ 189, and will begin shipping in mid-May. Beyond its mid-range specs and Android One software, the Nokia 4.2 presents an interesting take on a dedicated voice assistant button. Pressing it once will activate the Google Assistant as expected, but you also have the option of pressing it twice to display the visual snapshot of Google, or holding it down to have the voice assistant listen to your voice command indefinitely.
Considering the budget price, the specifications of the Nokia 4.2 are modest. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage, and has a 3,000mAh battery. On the back is a 13-megapixel dual-lens camera, while on the front you get a 5.71-inch 720 x 1520 notched display. The notch is reasonably small but its bezels are still a bit thick, something we can forgive at this price.
The Nokia 4.2 is available in black and pink. HMD says it expects the phone to begin shipping on May 15.