HMD Global, the powerhouse behind the Nokia brand of smartphones, has announced the launch of 2 new devices, the Nokia 5.4 and a feature phone, the Nokia 8000 4G.

The main selling point is the Nokia 5.4, which comes with a 6.39-inch IPS LCD display (720 x 1560), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage that can be expanded to 512GB via MicroSD.

The main part of the device comes with a quad camera set up in a round housing at the back of the Nokia 5.4 and something we have seen from Nokia over the last year or so. The main camera is a 48 MP with 2MP depth, 5MP ultrawide and 2 MP macro cameras. There is a 16MP front facing camera in a punch hole design on the top left hand side of the display.

There is a 4000 mAh3, non-removable battery that is supported with 10 W fast-charging compatible. There is a USB-C port along with a 3.5mm Audio jack for those who like to still have this option available.

HMD have stated that the Nokia 5.4 will come with Android 10 right out of the box but is Android 11 ready with no ETA given for this update to occur. There is also a built in Family App link that enables users and parents to set ground rules along with monitor kids usage on the device.

Also as part of the launch, HMD Global also announced the launch of its feature phone, the Nokia 8000 4G.

The Nokia 8000 4G comes with a 2.8-inch QVGA display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB storage which is expandable to 32GB via MicroSD.

There is also a 3.5mm audio jack, 2MP rear camera with no front facing of course and runs KaiOS.

Speaking on the launch of the 2 new devices, Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer and Vice President of North America, HMD Global has stated:

“With the Nokia 5.4 we wanted to combine high performance with great value and offer more with this phone. I like to think we set the bar for what mid-range phones should offer, so it’s hugely important to me to design phones that not only perform but are also secure and built to last. Being built to last is about much more than craftsmanship, it’s the ongoing maintenance and updates. Whether you’re powering an electric car or a Nokia handset, understanding that software updates are vital to ensuring your tech’s performance is crucial. I’m proud to say that we are one of the firms who do this best.”

The Nokia 5.4 will be available in Polar Night and Dusk colours and be available from JB Hi-Fi and Officeworks for $329, with Harvey Norman and Big W to be added at a later date, whilst the Nokia 8000 4G be available in gemstone-inspired colours – Onyx and Opal, with the Citrine and is now available through Amazon Australia website for $119.

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The Nokia 5.4 as a possible replacement for my Nokia 6.1, would be a downgrade for screen res, as the 6.1 has a 1080p screen. It’s annoying, as the 5.1, from mid 2018 (same series launch as my 6.1) had a 1080p screen.