Nokia’s biggest phone launch introduces 6 new phones, built to last
HMD Global has announced two budget phones, two mid-rangers and two advanced, named Nokia C10 and C20, Nokia G10 and G20 and Nokia X10 and X20 respectively.
Each of these targets a different demographic. But what all 6 phones share according to Nokia is that they are built to uphold and follow a philosophy that goes against planned obsolescence and instead seeks to provide reliable, long-term service to their users.
In a press release, HMD Global’s CMO Stephen Taylor shared the following regarding the company’s philosophy:
Let’s take a look at Nokia’s new 2021 phones and what else they have to offer, starting with the cheapest two and working us up.
Nokia C10 and Nokia C20
Prices: From 75 EUR for Nokia C10, 89 EUR for Nokia C20
That The Nokia C10 and C20 focus on delivering a good, basic budget experience, making them perfect as introductory smartphones and especially suitable for the new markets.
From only 89 EUR, the The Nokia C20 comes with battery life all day long and a promise of two years of software updates. Nokia also says that its new phones are built to last, so even these affordable options are made of durable materials and have undergone “rigorous stress testing”, suggesting long-term reliability.
In terms of design, the phones have a 6.5-inch HD + screen, a tear-away hook that holds their front camera and a single rear camera. Both smartphones have an LED flash for the main camera, though the C20 also has an extra flash for the forward-facing camera.
For the specifications, the Nokia C10 and C20 run Android 11 (Go version), packs up to 2 GB of RAM and up to 32 GB of storage space. Both phones have expandable storage via microSD, and both are equipped with a 3000 mAh battery.
As might be expected from such low-budget phones, even in 2021 they will be using the older USB 2.0 OTG port. On the plus side, however, they both have a headphone jack, GPS and face lock support.
All in all, it’s easy to imagine that the Nokia C series will be some of the most successful, widely adopted budget phones of 2021.
Nokia G10 and Nokia G20
Prices: From 139 EUR for Nokia G10, 159 EUR for Nokia G20
Availability and release dates: TBA, starting April for Nokia G10, May for Nokia G20
Nokia’s latest mid-rangers, the Nokia G10 and The G20 comes with a promise of 2 years of Android updates, 3 years of monthly security updates and 3 days of battery life, the latter being Nokia’s longest to date.
We do not yet know their prices in the US, but judging by their European prices, the Nokia G10 and G20 will be quite affordable, especially given their promised long-term support.
The G10 has 3 GB and 4 GB RAM versions, while the G20 will only be available with 4 GB of RAM. Their storage options start at 32 GB and end at 128 GB. In addition, both phones support expandable storage via microSD. The Nokia G10 is powered by the MediaTek G25 processor, while the G20 uses the MediaTek G35.
The Nokia G10 and Nokia G20 share a 6.5-inch HD + screen, inflatable Android 11, 5050 mAh batteries and a modern 2021 design.
Nokia X10 and Nokia X20
Price: From 309 EUR for Nokia X10, 349 EUR for Nokia X20
Availability and release dates: TBA, starting June for Nokia X10, May for Nokia X20
Nokia’s advanced X10 and X20 both have 5G as they are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G processor. Both phones have up to 6 GB of RAM and offer up to 128 GB of storage space, which in turn can be expanded via microSD.
That The Nokia X10 has a 48 megapixel main camera while The Nokia X20 has a 64-megapixel. Both also have a 5MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP depth sensor. It is noteworthy that the Nokia X-Series cameras use ZEISS optics, plus the X20’s front camera is a 32-megapixel, suggesting good selfies.
The phones’ screens are 6.67 inches, Full HD +, and house the front camera with a hole on the top. Both phones also share the same battery capacity – 4470 mAh.
To keep up with trends, good or bad, Nokia X smartphones do not come with a charger in the EU, but Nokia says to add value again by including a 100% compostable phone case in the box. Despite the fact that there is no charging stone, the phones still come with a charging cable.
And according to the company, revenue from chargers purchased from Nokia’s website will go to Clear rivers charity that focuses on cleaning plastic waste out of international waters.