Nokia is shaking things up a bit. Its parent company, HMD Global, has announced a total of six new Nokia-branded handsets across three news series of smartphones, with two devices in each series. The new phones will replace Nokia’s current budget slate and will set the stage for future Nokia phone series that push into the higher-end. These announcements come alongside the company’s new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which it is launching in the U.K.
The lowest-end series is called the C-Series, and its phones will range in price up to around $130. Next is the G-Series, which will have phones ranging between around $110 and $300. Last but not least is the X-Series, which will have phones costing $250. Safe to say, none of these are truly high-end phones.
A quick rundown of each of the new phones can be found below, but if you’re interested in buying, you may need to wait a little depending on the model you’re looking at. Currently, it’s just the Nokia G10 and G20 that are headed to the U.S., with others confirmed for the U.K. so far.
The Nokia C-Series is the lowest-end of Nokia’s new phones, and so far consists of two devices — the Nokia C10 and the Nokia C20. Here’s a look at each.
The Nokia C10 is Nokia’s cheapest device, and it’s aimed at offering a solid experience to those who want to spend as little as possible on a
On the front, the display sits in at 6.5 inches, with a 720p resolution, and it has a teardrop notch on the top. Both the rear-facing and front-facing cameras are 5-megapixels, and while they’ll take photos, don’t expect those photos to be great. Powering it all is a 3,000mAh battery, which is charged through a MicroUSB port on the bottom.
The phone runs on Android 11 Go, and Nokia says it will get two years of upgrades. It’s not clear where the phone will launch yet, but HMD Global says it won’t reach the U.K..
The Nokia C20 is a slight step up from the C10, though don’t expect a major upgrade. The device has a slightly higher-powered chipset in the Unisoc SC9863a processor, coupled again with either 1GB or 2GB of
The battery, camera, and display on the phone are pretty much the same as the C10, though the camera on the C20 does support HDR photography. The device also has a MicroUSB port, and the battery is removable.
Like the C10, the C20 comes with
The Nokia G-Series is aimed at being a step up from the C-Series, offering more powerful chipsets and a full version of
The Nokia G-Series swaps out the ultra low-end Unisoc processors in favor of MediaTek chipsets. On the Nokia G10, you’ll get a MediaTek G25 processor, coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of
The phone has more premium features too. Notably, you’ll get a triple camera system on the back, which consists of a 13-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. Powering it all is a hefty 5,050mAh battery, which is charged through the USB-C port on the bottom of the device. The phone also has a dedicated Google Assistant button, which could come in handy, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Nokia G10 retains a similar design to C-Series phones, with a small notch on the top for the 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It has a 6.5-inch 720p display, like the C-Series phones. The G10 ships with Android 11, with a promised two years of upgrades. You can buy the Nokia G10 for $149 through Amazon, and in the U.K. for 110 pounds, or around $151.
Next up is the Nokia G20, which again, gets a slight performance bump. The device has a MediaTek G35 processor, with 4GB of
On the back of the device, the camera again gets more versatile. On the Nokia G20, you’ll get a quad camera system, with a 48-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. On top of that, the device has the same impressive 5,050mAh battery and the same 6.5-inch display with its 720p resolution. Other features include the Google Assistant button and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Nokia G20 ships with Android 11, will get two years of updates, and launched in the U.K. in May for 130 pounds, which is around $179. The G20 is set for a launch in the U.S. on June 28 at a $199 price point. It will be available in the Glacier and Night colorways.
The highest-end of Nokia’s new phone series is the Nokia X-Series, however while X-Series devices are better than other new Nokia phones, they’re still decidedly budget handsets.
The Nokia X10 is one of two new devices to feature a Qualcomm chipset. The device features the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 chipset, which supports
The camera is likely to be better too. Nokia is continuing its partnership with Zeiss for the X-Series, and the Zeiss-branded camera on the Nokia X10 is a quad camera. You’ll get a 48-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. On the front, there’s an 8-megapixel selfie cam. Powering it all is a 4,470mAh battery.
The display on the Nokia X10 is better too. You’ll get a 6.67-inch display with a 1,080p resolution, and a hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera instead of a notch. In other words, the Nokia X10 looks a little more modern than the other new Nokia devices.
The Nokia X10 keeps the Google Assistant button and the side-mounted fingerprint sensor too, and it ships with
Last but not least is the Nokia X20, and it’s the best of these new phones. The device has the same Snapdragon 480 processor as the X10, but you’ll get 6GB or 8GB of
The camera on this device is upgraded a little too. The Zeiss-branded camera has a 64-megapixel main camera, with a 5-megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The front-facing camera is 32-megapixels.
Other than that camera, the Nokia X20 offers the same experience as the Nokia X10. It has the same buttons and sensors, the same battery, and the same
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